Reweaving the Fabric: How Congregations and Communities Can Come Together to Build Their Neighborhoods

Reweaving the Fabric: How Congregations and Communities Can Come Together to Build Their Neighborhoods


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Reweaving the Fabric is an inspiring before-and-after tale of how a church and the surrounding community came together to change a decaying Birmingham neighborhood that everyone was ready to write off as hopeless.
It was anything but hopeless, because the pastor of the local Bethel AME Church had a vision. Reweaving the Fabric describes the victorious urban renewal which was spearheaded by Reverend Nored and shares information on how the planning was done, partnerships were created, and money was raised. In the end, Reweaving the Fabric documents a textbook case of faith, civic involvement, institutional partnerships, and creative thinking.
Author Biography The Reverend Ronald E. Nored, Sr., is pastor of Bethel AME Church and director/founder of Bethel-Ensley Action Task, Inc. (BEAT) in Birmingham, Alabama. His work as minister and civic leader has been widely recognized with such honors as Birmingham Citizen of the Year and the Martin Luther King Jr. American Dream Award. He is a graduate of Lane College and the Interdenominational Theological Seminary. He has served AME churches in Tennessee, Kentucky, and Alabama, and before entering the ministry he was a television news reporter, editor, and anchor. He is married and has three children.

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ISBN-13: 9781881320500
Publisher: River City Publishing
Publication date: 02/28/1999
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.96(w) x 8.93(h) x 0.43(d)


Reverend Ronald Nored's book, Reweaving the Fabric, is a documentation of how concerned citizens can cause a miracle to happen. We read in Reverend Nored's own words the actual day-to-day transformation of a poor, decaying slum neighborhood into a thriving, attractive place for families to live, work and play. During my sojourn with Martin Luther King, Jr., we began to see poverty as disabling as racism. We believed that as segregation was immoral in a democracy, poverty was immoral in a nation as wealthy as the United States of America. Reweaving the Fabric reflects on how neighbors can come together in an Olympian effort to aid each other and save a community.

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