New Head of White House Faith Based Initiative President George W. Bush has named Jim Towey to head the White House Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives. Towey succeeds John DiIulio, a Democrat who was the office's first director and who resigned last fall. President Bush created the office when he took office a year ago and has pushed legislation to channel more federal money to religious charities. NPR's Duncan Moon reports the appointment of a new director reflects a new strategy by the White House.

New Head of White House Faith Based Initiative

New Head of White House Faith Based Initiative

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President George W. Bush has named Jim Towey to head the White House Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives. Towey succeeds John DiIulio, a Democrat who was the office's first director and who resigned last fall. President Bush created the office when he took office a year ago and has pushed legislation to channel more federal money to religious charities. NPR's Duncan Moon reports the appointment of a new director reflects a new strategy by the White House.