About the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships
The President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships brings together leaders and experts in fields related to the work of faith-based and neighborhood organizations in order to make recommendations to government on how to improve partnerships. Each Council serves a one year term. The Council is charged with:
- Identify best practices and successful modes of delivering social services;
- Evaluate the need for improvements in the implementation and coordination of public policies relating to faith-based and neighborhood organizations; and
- Making recommendations to the President and the Administration on changes in policies, programs, and practices.
The Council, after conducting its research, reviews, and deliberation, submits written reports of its recommendations. Learn more about the previous President's Advisory Council here.
President's Advisory Council 2012
The issue of trafficking in persons and modern day slavery is the present focus of the President's Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Read more about the first meeting of the Advisory Council on July 31st, 2012 here.
More information on future meetings will be made available on this website and the federal register as it becomes available.
Appointed Members of the President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships:
Council Chair: Susan K. Stern
American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee and Jewish Federations of North America
National Association of Evangelicals
Angela Glover Blackwell
United Way Worldwide
Bishop Mark Hanson
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Willow Creek Community Church
The Most Rev. Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori
Rabbi Julie Schonfeld
The Rabbinical Assembly
Archbishop Demetrios Trakatellis
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Sister Marlene Weisenbeck
Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR)
Reverend Elder Nancy L. Wilson
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches
Miaohong Hsiangju Liu
Buddha's Light International Association
Barbara Williams Skinner
Skinner Leadership Institute
Elder Steven Snow
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS)
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