Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Cultural Dilemmas of Progressive PoliticsStyles of Engagement among Grassroots Activists$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Stephen Hart

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780226318172

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226318196.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CHICAGO SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.chicago.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Chicago Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CHSO for personal use.date: 04 August 2021

The Religious and Political Perspective of Community Organizing

The Religious and Political Perspective of Community Organizing

(p.49) Chapter 3 The Religious and Political Perspective of Community Organizing
Cultural Dilemmas of Progressive Politics
University of Chicago Press

The ideas that underlie and inform faith-based community organizing are a creative, although sometimes uneasy, melding of concepts from various Christian social action traditions and the philosophy of community organizing articulated by Saul Alinsky. To introduce this perspective, this chapter briefly reviews its religious and political sources and then recounts the story of a thoughtful priest who is a core participant in Milwaukee Innercity Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH). The chapter describes four key concepts that largely define the perspective: power, self-interest, relationships, and values.

Keywords:   community organizing, social action, Saul Alinsky, Milwaukee Innercity Congregations Allied for Hope, power, self-interest, relationships

Chicago Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.