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Over the past fifteen years, associations throughout the U.S. have organized citizens around issues of equality and social justice, often through local churches. But in contrast to President Bush's vision of faith-based activism, in which groups deliver social services to the needy, these associations do something greater. Drawing on institutions of faith, they reshape public policies that neglect the disadvantaged.

To find out how this faith-based form of community organizing succeeds, Richard L. Wood spent several years working with two local groups in Oakland, Californiaand#8212;the faith-based Pacific Institute for Community Organization and the race-based Center for Third World Organizing. Comparing their activist techniques and achievements, Wood argues that the alternative cultures and strategies of these two groups give them radically different access to community ties and social capital.

Creative and insightful, Faith in Action shows how community activism and religious organizations can help build a more just and democratic future for all Americans.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 323-332) and index.

About the Author

Richard L. Wood is associate professor of sociology at the University of New Mexico.

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures

Preface

Introduction: Democratic Renewal in America

Part One: Dynamics of Contention in Faith-Based and Multiracial Organizing

1. Faith-Based Organizing in Action: The Local Organizing Committee at Saint Elizabeth Catholic Church

2. Higher Power: The Symbiosis of Religion and Politics

3. Race-Based Organizing in Action

4. Reweaving the Social Fabric: Social Capital and Political Power

Part Two: Thinking Culturally about Politics

5. The Political Culture of Faith-Based Organizing: Practices, Beliefs, Ethos

6. Cultural Dynamics and Political Action

7. The Limitations of Religious Culture: Moralistic and Therapeutic Faith

8. Making Democracy Work in America

Appendix 1: Organizations Sponsoring Multiracial Organizing and Faith-Based Organizing

Appendix 2: History and Development of PICO

Notes

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226905969
Manufactured:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
Wood, Richard L.
Manufactured by:
University of Chicago Press
Manufactured:
University of Chicago Press
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago, Ill.
Subject:
Church Institutions & Organizations
Subject:
Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Public Policy
Subject:
Community organization
Subject:
Christianity and politics
Subject:
Institutions & Organizations
Subject:
Public Policy - Social Services & Welfare
Subject:
Public Policy - General
Subject:
Christianity and politics -- United States.
Subject:
Community organization -- United States.
Subject:
Christianity - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Morality and Society Series
Series Volume:
no.64
Publication Date:
20020931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
9 halftones, 5 figures, 5 tables
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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