Doing Justice

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Overview

Doing Justice is an introductory theology of congregation-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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800632441
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/1/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 152
  • Sales rank: 264,651
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 The World as It Is 1
2 The World as It Should Be 8
3 Engaging the Public Arena 13
4 Congregation-Based Community Organizing 23
5 Power 38
6 Self-Interest 50
7 One-on-Ones 59
8 Agitation 65
9 Metropolitan Organizing 70
10 Building and Sustaining an Organization 79
11 Community 87
12 A Spirituality for the Long Haul 96
App.: National Networks 104
Notes 106
Study Guide 109
Index 139
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2001

    Fantastic Book!

    A wonderful book giving easy to understand, but intelligent information on orgainizing, theology and one pastor's experiences through his ministry. I highly reccomend it!

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