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Case Studies of Faith in Action

Heidi Rolland Unruh and Ronald J. Sider

in Saving Souls, Serving Society: Understanding the Faith Factor in Church-Based Social Ministry

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195161557
eISBN:
9780199835836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161556.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter highlights eight of the case study churches selected from the Philadelphia area. The narratives focus on how these churches define their mission, particularly in terms of the ... More


The Churches and Their Ministries

Heidi Rolland Unruh and Ronald J. Sider

in Saving Souls, Serving Society: Understanding the Faith Factor in Church-Based Social Ministry

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195161557
eISBN:
9780199835836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161556.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter introduces fifteen diverse Protestant churches noted for their community outreach, in the context of their Philadelphia religious ecology. The 237 programs sponsored by these case study ... More


Defining Mission Orientations: The Relationship between Social Action and Evangelism

Heidi Rolland Unruh and Ronald J. Sider

in Saving Souls, Serving Society: Understanding the Faith Factor in Church-Based Social Ministry

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195161557
eISBN:
9780199835836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161556.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

A mission orientation frames a moral order for a congregation's activity and identity. This chapter focuses on the ways that churches organize the spiritual and social dimensions of their public ... More


Introduction: Church-Based Social Ministry in Context

Heidi Rolland Unruh and Ronald J. Sider

in Saving Souls, Serving Society: Understanding the Faith Factor in Church-Based Social Ministry

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195161557
eISBN:
9780199835836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161556.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Religious entities play a vital though limited role in our social safety net. The majority of congregations engage in community-serving activities, though their commitments tend to be shallow. Four ... More


Saving Souls, Serving Society: Understanding the Faith Factor in Church-Based Social Ministry

Heidi Rolland Unruh and Ronald J. Sider

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195161557
eISBN:
9780199835836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161556.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The political controversy surrounding the role of religion in public life calls for more objective attention to the faith factor in social activism. What does it mean for a community-serving program ... More


A Tale of Two Cities: Black Churches in Denver and Atlanta

Andrew Billingsley

in Mighty Like a River: The Black Church and Social Reform

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195161793
eISBN:
9780199849512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161793.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter demonstrates how the potential for collaboration was developed in Denver and Atlanta and how it is proving appropriate and effective for both internal and external strategies of social ... More


Police and the Public

Wesley G. Skogan

in Police and Community in Chicago: A Tale of Three Cities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195154580
eISBN:
9780199944033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195154580.003.0061
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

One goal of Chicago's community-policing initiative, CAPS (Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy), was to build popular confidence in the responsiveness and effectiveness of the police. This chapter ... More


What Works, and Why?

JOY G. DRYFOOS

in Safe Passage: Making It through Adolescence in a Risky Society: What Parents, Schools, and Communities Can Do

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195137859
eISBN:
9780199846948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137859.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter looks at what works to help young people overcome the barriers to Safe Passage. It summarizes the lessons learned about program components and compiles those factors that successful ... More


Building a Subway and Unleashing the Plagues

Philip Mark Plotch

in Last Subway: The Long Wait for the Next Train in New York City

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780801453663
eISBN:
9781501745034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453663.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter details the challenges brought about by the construction of the Second Avenue subway. Despite the extensive efforts of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to minimize ... More


Public Gardens and Livable Cities: Partnerships Connecting People, Plants, and Place

Donald A. Rakow, Meghan Gough, and Sharon A. Lee

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501702594
eISBN:
9781501751769
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702594.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This book changes the paradigm for how we conceive of the role of urban public gardens. The book advocates for public gardens as community outreach agents that can, and should, partner with local ... More


Settings and Models of AIDS Psychiatric Care

Mary Ann Cohen, Harold W. Goforth, and Sami Khalife

in Handbook of AIDS Psychiatry

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195372571
eISBN:
9780197562666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195372571.003.0005
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

From primary prevention to end-of-life care, AIDS psychiatry can make significant contributions to preventing risk behaviors and HIV transmission, mitigating suffering, and improving adherence to ... More


African Art Reframed: Reflections and Dialogues on Museum Culture

Bennetta Jules-Rosette and J. R. Osborn

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780252043277
eISBN:
9780252052156
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043277.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This book approaches the reframing of African art through dialogues with collectors, curators, and artists on three continents. It explores museum exhibitions, storerooms, artists’ studios, and ... More


Traditional Music for the People: Chinese Music Departments in the PRC and Taiwan

Eddie Hsu

in College Music Curricula for a New Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190658397
eISBN:
9780190658434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190658397.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

In this chapter I use Chinese music departments in the PRC and Taiwan as case studies, exploring how the process of institutionalization has reshaped traditional music in the region and how Chinese ... More


Do Your Job

Stanley Fish

in Save the World on Your Own Time

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195369021
eISBN:
9780197563243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195369021.003.0006
Subject:
Education, Higher and Further Education

So back to the basic question. What exactly is the job of someone who teaches in a college or a university? My answer is simple and follows from legal theorist Ernest Weinrib’s account of what is ... More


Conclusion: A Tapestry of Values

Kevin C. Elliott

in A Tapestry of Values: An Introduction to Values in Science

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190260804
eISBN:
9780190260842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190260804.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This concluding chapter of A Tapestry of Values synthesizes the book’s major lessons. It challenges the value-free ideal by arguing that values can have legitimate roles to play in choosing research ... More


Livestock Early Warning System for Africa’s Rangelands

Jerry W. Stuth and Jay Angerer

in Monitoring and Predicting Agricultural Drought: A Global Study

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195162349
eISBN:
9780197562109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195162349.003.0032
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Meteorology and Climatology

Rangelands in Africa (i.e., grasslands, savannas, and woodlands, which contain both grasses and woody plants) cover approximately 2.1 × 109 ha. Africa’s livestock population of about 184 million ... More


Teaching World Music: Intersections of Music, Education, and Diversity

Patricia Shehan Campbell

in Voices of the Field: Pathways in Public Ethnomusicology

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780197526682
eISBN:
9780197526729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197526682.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

For teaching musicians and music educators who work in elementary, secondary, and tertiary teacher education programs, questions of cultural diversity and social justice have triggered the ... More


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