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Prophetic activism [electronic resource] : progressive religious justice movements in contemporary America / Helene Slessarev-Jamir.

By: Slessarev-Jamir, Helene.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Religion and social transformation: Publisher: New York : New York University Press, c2011Description: 1 online resource (x, 277 p.).ISBN: 9780814741245 (electronic bk.); 081474124X (electronic bk.); 9780814708705 (electronic bk.); 0814708706 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Social justice -- Religious aspects | United States -- Religion -- 1960- | Social justice -- United States | RELIGION -- Sexuality & Gender StudiesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Prophetic activism.DDC classification: 201/.70973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
An introduction to propheticactivism -- Identifying the qualities of prophetic activism -- Organizing in borderlands communities -- Religious organizing for worker justice -- Immigrant rights activism -- Peacemaking -- Global justice organizing.
Summary: While the links between conservative Christians and politics have been drawn strongly in recent years, coming to embody what many think of as religious activism, the profoundly religious nature of community organizing and other more left-leaning justice work has been largely overlooked. Prophetic Activism is the first broad comparative examination of progressive religious activism in the United States. Set up as a counter-narrative to religious conservatism, the book offers readers a deeper understanding of the richness and diversity of contemporary religious activism. Helene Slessarev-Jamir o
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An introduction to propheticactivism -- Identifying the qualities of prophetic activism -- Organizing in borderlands communities -- Religious organizing for worker justice -- Immigrant rights activism -- Peacemaking -- Global justice organizing.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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While the links between conservative Christians and politics have been drawn strongly in recent years, coming to embody what many think of as religious activism, the profoundly religious nature of community organizing and other more left-leaning justice work has been largely overlooked. Prophetic Activism is the first broad comparative examination of progressive religious activism in the United States. Set up as a counter-narrative to religious conservatism, the book offers readers a deeper understanding of the richness and diversity of contemporary religious activism. Helene Slessarev-Jamir o

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