Faith and Justice By Richard Parker
Although the Christian right remains in the spotlight, mainline denominations burst with progressive social activism from social programs to political engagement.
Black Churches, Community, and Development By Omar M. McRoberts
While community development has always been a part of the black church, defining community may not be as easy as it seems.
Not By Faith Alone By Darren Walker
Congregations across the country are starting community development corporations. But are they really prepared? What should they ask themselves before jumping in?
Sidebar: Just Another Form of Ministry
Building Democracy By Mark R. Warren
Faith-based community organizing doesnt just win particular issues
it builds democracy.
We Cant Be Pegged By Miriam Axel-Lute
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development is the largest funder of organizing. Considered a hero of many working for economic justice, its not beyond controversy.
(Un)Charitable Choices? By Cathlin Baker
Todays political agenda includes a huge expansion of government funding for religious congregations providing social and welfare services. Providers and advocates should take a long hard look at what this might mean.