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The Scale of Organizing Today: The National Study of Community Organizing Coalitions

Richard L. Wood and Brad R. Fulton

in A Shared Future: Faith-Based Organizing for Racial Equity and Ethical Democracy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226305974
eISBN:
9780226306162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306162.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter introduces the National Study of Community Organizing Coalitions, an original survey of all faith-based community organizing coalitions in the U.S.. This study, which achieved a 94% ... More


Fe y Acción Social: Hispanic Churches in Faith-Based Community Organizing

Richard L. Wood

in Latino Religions and Civic Activism in the United States

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195162271
eISBN:
9780199850365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162271.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The success of faith-based community organizing in Hispanic churches may be due partly to the fact that contemporary statements of this work were first pioneered in Hispanic barrios in San Antonio, ... More


A Shared Future: Faith-Based Organizing for Racial Equity and Ethical Democracy

Richard L. Wood and Brad R. Fulton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226305974
eISBN:
9780226306162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306162.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

A Shared Future analyzes contemporary political work for racial equity in the United States within a social movement sector known as faith-based community organizing. In collaboration with faith ... More


Racial Diversity in Faith-Based Organizing

Richard L. Wood and Brad R. Fulton

in A Shared Future: Faith-Based Organizing for Racial Equity and Ethical Democracy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226305974
eISBN:
9780226306162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306162.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter draws on data from the National Study of Community Organizing Coalitions to analyze a fundamental dimension of diversity in the national field of faith-based community organizing: the ... More


Introduction: Exorcising America’s Demons, Building Ethical Democracy

Richard L. Wood and Brad R. Fulton

in A Shared Future: Faith-Based Organizing for Racial Equity and Ethical Democracy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226305974
eISBN:
9780226306162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306162.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

Three demons bedevil contemporary American democracy in the domestic realm: economic inequality, the paralysis of federal policy-making, and racial injustice. American politics in the years ahead ... More


Leadership and Diversity

Richard L. Wood and Brad R. Fulton

in A Shared Future: Faith-Based Organizing for Racial Equity and Ethical Democracy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226305974
eISBN:
9780226306162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306162.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter draws on data from the National Study of Community Organizing Coalitions to analyze the individual-level diversity among two sets of key leaders within faith-based community organizing: ... More


Introduction

Edward Orozco Flores

in "Jesus Saved an Ex-Con": Political Activism and Redemption after Incarceration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479884148
eISBN:
9781479854561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479884148.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents the concept of prophetic redemption—expanding the boundaries of democratic inclusion to facilitate the social integration of those furthest on the margins—in relation to the ... More


Strategic Innovation and Democratic Theory

Richard L. Wood and Brad R. Fulton

in A Shared Future: Faith-Based Organizing for Racial Equity and Ethical Democracy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226305974
eISBN:
9780226306162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306162.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter summarizes how faith-based community organizing challenges three key demons of contemporary American democracy: rising economic inequality, racial injustice, and the continuing paralysis ... More


Introduction to Part II

Richard L. Wood and Brad R. Fulton

in A Shared Future: Faith-Based Organizing for Racial Equity and Ethical Democracy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226305974
eISBN:
9780226306162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306162.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This brief introduction to the second half of A Shared Future discusses the concept of ‘ethical democracy’ and links it to the following chapters’ case study of organizational transformation in the ... More


Prophetic Redemption

Edward Orozco Flores

in "Jesus Saved an Ex-Con": Political Activism and Redemption after Incarceration

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479884148
eISBN:
9781479854561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479884148.003.0023
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter builds upon a gap in the field of criminology by investigating how CRS and LA Voice, as umbrella faith-based community organizing groups, shaped the social integration of former gang ... More


Achieving and Leveraging Diversity through Faith-Based Organizing

Brad R. Fulton and Richard L. Wood

in Religion and Progressive Activism: New Stories About Faith and Politics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479854769
eISBN:
9781479834457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479854769.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Brad R. Fulton and Richard L. Wood’s chapter uses a national dataset of faith-based community organizing (FBCO) coalitions to provide an overview of an organizational field that is central to the ... More


Conclusion: A Shared Future—Ethical Democracy, Racial Equity, and Power

Richard L. Wood and Brad R. Fulton

in A Shared Future: Faith-Based Organizing for Racial Equity and Ethical Democracy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226305974
eISBN:
9780226306162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306162.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This unconventional conclusion considers the broad struggle for ethical democracy in the contemporary world. The chapter draws on the work of Jurgen Habermas to argue that constructing ethical ... More


"Jesus Saved an Ex-Con": Political Activism and Redemption after Incarceration

Edward Orozco Flores

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781479884148
eISBN:
9781479854561
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479884148.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book presents two cases of faith-based community organizing for and among the formerly incarcerated. It examines how the Community Renewal Society, a protestant-founded group, and LA Voice, an ... More


Challenges and Opportunities of Community Organizing in Suburban Congregations

Kristin Geraty

in Religion and Progressive Activism: New Stories About Faith and Politics

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479854769
eISBN:
9781479834457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479854769.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Kristin Geraty’s chapter focuses on a faith-based community organizing coalition that mobilizes congregations for progressive action around issues of fair housing, education, and workforce ... More


Introduction

Ruth Braunstein

in Prophets and Patriots: Faith in Democracy across the Political Divide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293649
eISBN:
9780520966888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293649.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Chapter 1 introduces readers to Interfaith, a progressive faith-based community organizing coalition, and the Patriots, a conservative Tea Party group. It depicts members of both groups struggling to ... More


Religion and Progressive Activism: New Stories About Faith and Politics

Ruth Braunstein, Todd Nicholas Fuist, and Rhys H. Williams (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479854769
eISBN:
9781479834457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479854769.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This volume focuses on an important, if often overlooked, way that religion and politics intersect in the United States. Within almost every community, and involved with almost every possible issue ... More


Prophets and Patriots: Faith in Democracy across the Political Divide

Ruth Braunstein

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293649
eISBN:
9780520966888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293649.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

In the wake of the Great Recession, Americans across the political divide flocked to local citizens organizations, where they worked to refocus political attention on the needs of ordinary people ... More


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