More About RehabMay 28, 2008
The Governor of Alabama is seeing the value of churches (trust a bible belt state to see this one). Here is what this news article says:
Ala. (RNS) Gov. Bob Riley on Tuesday (May 20) asked Alabama churches to shoulder the burden of caring for newly released inmates, saying the state lacks the flexibility and funds to help them successfully re-enter society.
Leaders from churches and charitable groups were asked to provide a wide range of services to former inmates, including employment assistance, housing, clothing, health care and cash.
Riley said the state’s churches can rise to the challenge just as they do in response to natural disasters such as hurricanes.
My only doubt is that just as churches get involved in this, someone will cry “separation of church and state”, it will be challenged in the courts and then all the hard work will be for nought. What do you think?