Religious Organizations in Community Services: A Social Work Perspective

Religious Organizations in Community Services: A Social Work Perspective

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Religious Organizations in Community Services: A Social Work Perspective

This book explores the scope and breadth of religious organizations in social work practice. It begins by tracing the origins of the social work profession back to the earliest civilizations and their religious traditions, establishing the precedent for a fruitful commingling of religion and social welfare. The contributors propose that religious/faith organizations can assume responsibilities for social welfare in the 21st century, using the Korean Church as one example of an effective provider of social services.

A 12-step model for religious organizations to use to develop community action programs is also presented.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826115485
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 01/16/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

    Part I: The Historical Role of Faith Organizations and Religion
  1. Religious Foundations of Charity, T. Cascio

  2. Part II: The Contemporary Role of Religious Organizations
  3. American Congregations and their Social Programs, T. Wolfer and M. Sherr
  4. Religiosity and Spirituality in Social Work: A Retrospective and Contemporary Analysis, L. Ortiz
  5. Spirituality and the Life Cycle, I. Nathanson
  6. Health, Spirituality and Healing, C. Corely
  7. Mental Health and Religion, J. Belcher
  8. Religion and Spirituality in Social Work Education, L. Ginsberg
  9. Sectarian Organizations Serving Civic Purposes, N. Langer

  10. Part III: New Models for the 21st Century
  11. The Role of the Korean Church as a Social Service Provider, G. Choi
  12. The Faith-Based Community Action Model, T. Tirrito

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