Governor Jennifer Granholm has created a state office of faith-based initiatives.
The Democratic governor says she wants to partner with religious groups to provide social services to Michigan's most vulnerable citizens.
The goal is to have the state coordinate with churches, synagogues, mosques and social service groups so they're aware of existing programs and available government dollars.
The concept has drawn concern from the American Civil Liberties Union, which worries there's a potential to overly promote religion over non-religion.
Granholm says such criticism is unwarranted. She says the office is "not about a particular faith."
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