Doing Justice: Congregations and Community Organizing

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Fortress Press, Apr 20, 2001 - Religion - 140 pages
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Doing Justice is an introductory theology of congregational-based community organizing rooted in the day-to-day struggles and hopes of urban ministry and in the author's 14 years of personal experience in community organizing ministries.Drawing from the organizing principles of Saul Alinsky, Jacobsen weaves the theological and biblical warrants for community organizing into concrete strategies for achieving justice in the public arena. Designed to be used by congregations and church leaders, as well as by ministerial students, Doing Justice opens new vistas for community action in support of the poor, the disadvantaged, and the disenfranchised of our society.
 

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Contents

The World as It Is
1
The World as It Should Be
8
Engaging the Public Arena
13
CongregationBased Community Organizing
23
Power
38
Selfinterest
50
OneonOnes
59
Agitation
65
Building and Sustaining an Organization
79
Community
87
A Spirituality for the Long Haul
96
National Networks
104
Notes
106
Study Guide by Rick Deines
109
Index
139
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Metropolitan Organizing
70

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Page iii - He has showed you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

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About the author (2001)

Dennis A. Jacobsen is pastor of an ELCA congregation and the director of the Gamaliel National Clergy Caucus, a network of over 1,000 clergy that develops national and regional training events to ground the work of congregation-based community organizing in theology and scripture.


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