Developed in light of “Charitable Choice,” the following guidelines reflect an effort by some religious groups to regulate their dealings with government funding agencies. Religious organizations that wish to comment on the draft should contact Amy Sherman at <ShermanA[at]Cstone.net>.
• Compliance: Signatories to the Code agree faithfully to abide by the regulations of Charitable Choice. Signatories openly agree that government legitimately asserts certain requirements, and that, having agreed to accept the funds, the organizations accept the duties attached (unless a gross injustice or issue of conscience would compel dissent). Signatories commit to use only private funds, and never government contract funds, to underwrite inherently religious activities, worship and sectarian instruction.