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God and Government in the GhettoThe Politics of Church-State Collaboration in Black America$
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Michael Leo Owens

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780226642062

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226642086.001.0001

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Faith in Action for Neighborhood Redemption

Faith in Action for Neighborhood Redemption

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(p.86) Chapter Four Faith in Action for Neighborhood Redemption
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God and Government in the Ghetto
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226642086.003.0005

This chapter examines the efforts of a set of African American churches to redevelop the four neighborhoods in New York City through the services of church-associated agencies, primarily community development corporations (CDCs). The activity churches in Harlem, Bedford-Stuyvesant, South Jamaica, and Morrisania chartered CDCs to address neighborhood needs, to manifest their faith, and to expand their provision of social welfare services. The African Americans also called for government action through their churches.

Keywords:   African American churches, church-associated agencies, community development corporations, New York City, faith, social welfare services, Harlem, Bedford-Stuyvesant, South Jamaica, Morrisania

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