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A Shared Future: Faith-Based Organizing for Racial Equity and Ethical Democracy

Richard L. Wood and Brad R. Fulton

Abstract

A Shared Future analyzes contemporary political work for racial equity in the United States within a social movement sector known as faith-based community organizing. In collaboration with faith communities and other organizations, some faith-based community organizing coalitions work for racial equity within their own structures and in the wider society. The book draws on the National Study of Community Organizing Coalitions and on interview, ethnographic, and documentary data to analyze how racial equity fits within the movement’s longstanding work against economic inequality in society and ... More

Keywords: faith-based community organizing, ethical democracy, economic inequality, policy paralysis, racial injustice, racial equity, multiculturalism, implicit bias, targeted universalism, democratic theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780226305974
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226306162.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard L. Wood, author

Brad R. Fulton, author

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Front Matter

Part One The Strategic Infrastructure, Ambition, and Racial/Ethnic Diversity of Faith-Based Community Organizing

Part Two Ethical Democracy on the Ground—Organizing, Democracy, and the Challenges of Diversity