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Faith-Rooted Organizing: Mobilizing the Church in Service to the World

Rev Alexia Salvatierra, Alexia Salvatierra, Peter Heltzel

With so many injustices, small and great, across the world and right at our doorstep, what are people of faith to do? Since the 1930s, organizing movements for social justice in the U.S. have largely been built on assumptions that are secular origin--such as reliance on self... Read More

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With so many injustices, small and great, across the world and right at our doorstep, what are people of faith to do? Since the 1930s, organizing movements for social justice in the U.S. have largely been built on assumptions that are secular origin--such as reliance on self-interest and having a common enemy as a motivator for change. But what if Christians were to shape their organizing around the implications of the truth that God is real and Jesus is risen? Alexia Salvatierra has developed a model of social action that is rooted in the values and convictions born of faith. Together with theologian Peter Heltzel, this model of "faith-rooted organizing" offers a path to meaningful social change that takes seriously the command to love God and to love our neighbor as ourself.
  • Product type: Default
  • Format: Softcover
  • Release Date: Feb 1, 2014
  • UPC: 9780830836611

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Surprisingly deep and thorough approach to social justice. by Dana on 11/29/2015
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I was surprised by this book. I thought it was going to be a bunch of suggestions for ways that the local church can be involved in some outreach, some light stuff, nothing serious. It's much more than that. It is a blueprint for how the church can get involved in and work for social justice on behalf of the poor and the oppressed. First it explains the biblical reasons that the church must work on behalf of the poor and needy, then it goes to help you find a vision and set priorities for your community, and explains the importance of "unreasonable hope."  it then goes on to explain how to recruit and develop your workers. It's a plan for very ambitious projects. When you just don't know where to begin but you know you need to do something, pick up this book and be inspired by stories of faith and victory. This book is for people who want to make serious changes to help the poor and needy, to change the world for the better.


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