Faith and Family Philanthropy

Faith and Family Philanthropy

Is there a spiritual motivation behind charitable giving? What does religion teach about charity? Does philanthropy necessarily embody the values and expression of faith? These are some of the questions explored in Faith and Family Philanthropy: Grace, Gratitude, and Generosity (122 pages, softcover), a new publication from the . Variously described as a "journal" and a "book of good readings," the volume includes ("Building a Foundation for Faith and Family Philanthropy") by former Council on Foundations president James Joseph, five case studies of families that express their faith through their philanthropy, and contributions from Rebecca Adamson ("Rediscovering the Native American Experience"), Claude Norcott ("When Congregations Offer Guidance on Philanthropy"), and Francis J. Butler ("How Catholic Family Philanthropy Keeps a Hallowed Tradition"), among others. Only the Joseph essay is reproduced in its entirety on the NCFP Web site; the complete volume ($45) can be ordered online.