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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


Conclusion: New Understandings, New Questions, New Opportunities

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:
10.1093/0195161556.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Research on the “faith factor” in solving social problems should take into account the complexity of the religious dynamics of social action. More nuanced understandings of the role of religion in ... 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


Does Faith Work?: Spiritual Dynamics and Social Outcomes

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:
10.1093/0195161556.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Many supporters of faith-based initiatives claim that a religious approach is better at solving social problems. Without purporting to evaluate these claims, this chapter describes the ways Christian ... More


Perceptions of Spiritual Meaning in Faith-Based Social 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:
10.1093/0195161556.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Acts of compassion are not unique to people of faith, but faith makes these actions uniquely meaningful. Even ostensibly secular good works may be saturated with personal religious significance. The ... More


Lloyd George: Supreme Tactician and Ambitious Strategist

Iain McLean

in Rational Choice and British Politics: An Analysis of Rhetoric and Manipulation from Peel to Blair

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295297
eISBN:
9780191599873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295294.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The first of two case studies of Lloyd George. Discusses his successes at widening the social base of the Liberal Party and at provoking the House of Lords into fighting and losing the constitutional ... More


Religious Elements of Faith-Based Social Programs

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:
10.1093/0195161556.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Some faith-based social service programs incorporate specifically religious content, intended to expose beneficiaries to religious resources, messages, or activities. Religious program elements ... More


Stresses and Strain: “Plus Ça Change” in the Parties and Voting

John R. Petrocik

in Crisis of Conservatism?: The Republican Party, the Conservative Movement, and American Politics After Bush

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199764013
eISBN:
9780199897186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764013.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The chapter is a narrative about the diversity of the American party coalitions and how that diversity influences the issue agendas of the parties, the conduct of elections, and, particularly, the ... More


Relating and partnering: social workers, clients/service users and other professionals

Linda Bell

in Exploring Social Work: An Anthropological Perspective

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447350712
eISBN:
9781447350736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350712.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Research and Evaluation

This chapter explores what some of the social workers being interviewed say about relationships and partnerships, and how they explain the significance of these concepts to social work. It also ... More


Policies Affecting Community-Based Social Services, Housing, and Transportation

Sharon Keigher

in Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195173727
eISBN:
9780199893218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.003.0082
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter describes the essentials of “aging policy” in community services. The first section highlights the broad mandates of the federal Older Americans Act (OAA), the foundation of the U.S.'s ... More


Liberal Ideals: Faded Remnants or New Dawn?

Alastair P. Thompson

in Left Liberals, the State, and Popular Politics in Wilhelmine Germany

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205432
eISBN:
9780191676635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205432.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Political History

This chapter focuses on left liberal ideals and attitudes. What did left liberals stand for? Not much is the usual answer. Ideological decline, a continual erosion of liberal substance, lies at the ... More


Agent-Based Modeling and Network Dynamics

Akira Namatame and Shu-Heng Chen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198708285
eISBN:
9780191779404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198708285.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The book integrates agent-based modeling and network science. It is divided into three parts, namely, foundations, primary dynamics on and of social networks, and applications. The book begins with ... More


The historical and policy context: setting the scene for current debates

Marjorie Mayo and Jim Robertson

in Managing community practice: Principles, policies and programmes

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343567
eISBN:
9781447302766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343567.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter locates the development of community practice in an historical and policy context, charting the ‘rediscovery of community’ and the development of community-based social policies in the ... More


The Social City: Belonging, Social Media, and the Spatial Self

Germaine R. Halegoua

in The Digital City: Media and the Social Production of Place

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781479839216
eISBN:
9781479829101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479839216.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Chapter 4 examines how digital traces produced through locative media and geo-location technologies can be read as performative rather than precise and highlights some of the ways that cultural ... More


Reflections on Remembrance: Voices from an Ixcán Village

Susan Eva Eckstein and Timothy P. Wickham-Crowley

in What Justice? Whose Justice?: Fighting for Fairness in Latin America

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520237445
eISBN:
9780520936980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520237445.003.0012
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter appraises the horrors of the military excesses aimed at destroying the social bases of the guerrillas and the cohesion among the indigenous communities of Guatemala in the 1970s and the ... More


From the capability approach to capability-based social policy

Mara A. Yerkes, Jana Javornik, Erik Jansen, and Anna Kurowska

in Social Policy and the Capability Approach: Concepts, Measurements and Application

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781447341789
eISBN:
9781447343462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447341789.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This concluding chapter synthesizes the key messages from the book and presents a framework for future uses of the capability approach (CA) in social policy research and practice. As shown throughout ... More


Building a Heaven on Earth: Religion, Activism, and Protest in Japanese Occupied Korea

Albert L. Park

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839659
eISBN:
9780824869434
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839659.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Why and how did Korean religious groups respond to growing rural poverty, social dislocation, and the corrosion of culture caused by forces of modernization under strict Japanese colonial rule ... More


Approaches to reducing the harm done by addictive substances and behaviours should be comprehensive and address the whole population

Peter Anderson, Fleur Braddick, Patricia Conrod, Antoni Gual, Matilda Hellman, Silvia Matrai, David Miller, David Nutt, Jürgen Rehm, Jillian Reynolds, and Tamyko Ysa

in New Governance of Addictive Substances and Behaviours

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198759836
eISBN:
9780191820809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198759836.003.0005
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Addictive substance use and behaviours have a universal harmful impact, thus are whole-society problems. The potential of public health prevention strategies may be considered across a continuum of ... More


New Languages and Landscapes

Peter Scott

in New Languages and Landscapes of Higher Education

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198787082
eISBN:
9780191829154
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787082.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter examines the balance between continuity and change in higher education in the United Kingdom (and more generally)—and also the balance between deeper structural social, economic, and ... More


Introduction

Anne Power, Helen Willmot, and Rosemary Davidson

in Family futures: Childhood and poverty in urban neighbourhoods

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847429728
eISBN:
9781447302315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429728.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter explores local community relations and the ways in which families create social networks to secure a foothold in areas that otherwise might seem too harsh to survive in. It then looks ... More


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