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How Congregation-Based Community Organizing Works

in Cultural Dilemmas of Progressive Politics: Styles of Engagement among Grassroots Activists

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226318172
eISBN:
9780226318196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226318196.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter analyzes how a congregation-based community organization, Milwaukee Innercity Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH), developed and how it works. It then briefly examines faith-based ... More


The Religious and Political Perspective of Community Organizing

in Cultural Dilemmas of Progressive Politics: Styles of Engagement among Grassroots Activists

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226318172
eISBN:
9780226318196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226318196.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The ideas that underlie and inform faith-based community organizing are a creative, although sometimes uneasy, melding of concepts from various Christian social action traditions and the philosophy ... More


Stories and Practices of Community Organizing

in Cultural Dilemmas of Progressive Politics: Styles of Engagement among Grassroots Activists

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226318172
eISBN:
9780226318196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226318196.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In addition to articulating a religio-political language, faith-based community organizing has created other distinctive cultural forms. This chapter describes some of these, especially the stories ... More


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