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  • Close social ties, socioeconomic diversity and social capital in US congregations.
    Nisanci, Zubeyir (2017)
    Review of Religious Research 59:3: 419-439.

    Analyzes 2001 U.S. Congregational Lie Survey data. Bonding social capital is highest when worshipers attend with spouses, children, & friends. Bridging social capital is highest when attending with spouses & friends, but declines with the inclusion of children.

    Associated Search Terms: Community; Social capital; Congregation; Civic engagement; Practice
  • Challenges and opportunities of community organizing in suburban congregations.
    Geraty, Kristin (2017)
    In Ruth Braunstein, Todd Nicholas Fuist, and Rhys H. Williams (eds.) Religion and Progressive Activism. New Stories about Faith and Politics. New York: New York University Press, pp. 161-179.

    Based on 2008-10 participant observation & interviews concerning a suburban community organizing entity near Chicago. Many participants could not grasp the entity's Industrial Areas Foundation methods & philosophy.

    Associated Search Terms: Community organization; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Participant observation; Suburb
  • Achieving and leveraging diversity through faith-based organizing.
    Fulton, Brad R., and Richard L. Wood (2017)
    In Ruth Braunstein, Todd Nicholas Fuist, and Rhys H. Williams (eds.) Religion and Progressive Activism. New Stories about Faith and Politics. New York: New York University Press, pp. 29-55.

    Uses 2011 descriptive data on faith-based community organizations & their member organizations.

    Associated Search Terms: Diversity; Politics, U.S.A.; Community organization; Class
  • Prophets of resistance: Social justice activists contesting comfortable church culture.
    Delehanty, John D. (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:1: 37-58.

    Based on 2014-15 participant observation in a Christian-only community organizing coalition. Individualist "comfortable" church culture hinders organizing around issues of social justice, limiting activism to charitable works.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Activism; Community organization; Culture; Individualism; Social justice; Justice
  • "I went through it so you don't have to": Faith-based community organizing for the formerly incarcerated.
    Flores, Edward Orozco, and Jennifer Elena Cossyleon (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:4: 662-676.

    Based on 2012-14 participant observation with 2 community organization project among released prisoners in Chicago.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil religion; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Community organization; Penology
  • The doors of the church are now open: Black Clergy, collective efficacy, and neighborhood violence.
    Pegram, Kashea, Rod K. Brunson, and Anthony A. Braga (2016)
    City & Community 15:3:289-314.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban; African Americans; Clergy; Clergy role; Deviance/social control; Violence; United States, Massachusetts, Boston; Youth; Community organization
  • A Shared Future. Faith-Based Organizing for Racial Equity and Ethical Democracy.
    Wood, Richard L., and Brad R. Fulton (2015)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Race; Community organization
  • Religion and Community in the New Urban America.
    Numrich, Paul David, and Elfriede Wedam (2015)
    New York: Oxford University Press

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Illinois, Chicago; Urban; Community
  • In the realms of ethnicity, religion and emigration: New communities of memory in Israel.
    Feldman, Anat (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:2: 171-189.

    The initiators of ethnic communities of memory in Israel are 2nd generation immigrants from Islamic nations who can identify themselves as more religious than their parents. Based on participant observation in 3 towns--one of Libyan ethnicity, one Moroccan, & one Tunisian.

    Associated Search Terms: Moroccan Israelis; Ethnic; Generations; Israel; Jewish, Sephardim, Israel; Memory; Community; Libyan Israelis; Tunisian Israelis; Participant observation
  • Denominational variations across American Jewish communities.
    Sheskin, Ira M., and Harriet Hartman (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:2: 205-221.

    Analyzes the Decade 2000 Data Set (interview data). The presence of a community of the respondent's denomination affected the respondent's individual religious behavior.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecology; Contextual effects; Denomination (organizational entity); Jewish, U.S.A.; Urban; Community
  • Structural and cultural sources of community in American congregations.
    Stroope, Samuel, and Joseph O. Baker (2014)
    Social Science Research 45: 1-17.

    Associated Search Terms: Community; Congregation
  • New Communities of Worship: Continuities and Mutations among Religious Organizations in Finland.
    Ketola, Kimmo, Tuomas Martikainen, and Hanna Salomäki (2014)
    Social Compass 61:2: 153-171.

    An update on religion in Finland, highlighting the dialectic between community & freedom. Comment by Lene Kühle, pp. 172-177.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran, Finland; Yoga, Finland; Freedom; Community; Finland
  • Sociology of Religion in America. A History of a Secular Fascination with Religion.
    Blasi, Anthony J. (2014)
    Leiden: Brill.

    Trends in the sociology of religion in the U.S.A. based on content analyses of dissertations 1895-1959 & articles 1964-84. Reviews community studies, history of research organizations, ^ professional associations.

    Associated Search Terms: Religious Research Association; Sociology of religion, U.S.A.; Sociology of Religion (journal); Review of Religious Research; Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion; Community study; Association for the Sociology of Religion; Association for the Sociological Study of Jewry; Association for the Scientific Study of Jewry; American Catholic Sociological Society; Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
  • Religion als religiös-ethnische Gemeinschaft. Das Beispiel der Parsi Zoroastrier in Indien.
    Lüddeckens, Dorothea, and Rafael Walthert (2013)
    Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 65, 1 Suppl., 333-357.

    Associated Search Terms: Community; Ethnic; India; Parsee, India; Zoroastrian, India
  • Religious population share and religious identity salience: Is Jewish identity more important to Jews in less Jewish areas?
    Alper, Becka A., and Daniel V.A. Olson (2013)
    Sociology of Religion 74:1: 82-106.

    Analyzes 2001 National Jewish Population Survey (US.A.) data; Jewish identity is stronger in highly Jewish areas but weaker in such area when statistical controls are introduced. People of Jewish origin who no longer idntify as Jews tend to live in less jewish areas.

    Associated Search Terms: Assimilation; Community; Identity; Jewish, U.S.A.; Salience
  • The rebirth of Catholic collective action in Central America: A new model of church-based political participation.
    Keogh, Stacy, and Richard L. Wood (2013)
    Social Compass 60:2: 273-291.

    Based on 2004-09 field work with Comunidades de Fe para la Acci?n, a community organizing entity related to the U.S.-based PICO.

    Associated Search Terms: Social movement; Resource mobilization; Catholic, Central America; Activism; Community organization; El Salvador; Guatemala; Participant observation
  • Diversity and the Common Good: Civil Society, Religion, and Catholic Sisters in a Small City.
    Karraker, Meg Wilks (2013)
    Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield/Lexington.

    Associated Search Terms: Sisters; Catholic, U.S.A.; Education; Justice; Migration; Orders/congregations; Diversity; Race; Community study
  • Mobilizing race, class, and gender discourses in a Metropolitan Community Church.
    Sumerau, J. Edward (2012)
    Race, Gender, and Class 19:1: 93-132.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender; Race; Metropolitan Community Church; Discourse; Class
  • Memory, community, and opposition to mosques: The case of Badalona.
    Astor, Avi (2012)
    Theory and Society 41:4: 325-349.

    Associated Search Terms: Community; Memory; Prejudice, anti-Islamic; Spain, Badalona
  • Beyond the culture war: Managing sexual relationships inside a congregation of gay Evangelicals.
    Thomas, Jeremy N., and Daniel V.A. Olson (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:3: 349-370.

    Field work in a gay Evangelical congregation in the Midwest U.S.A. Notes a blend of Evangelical & gay community themes.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, U.S.A.; Homosexuality; Metropolitan Community Church
  • The relationship of Jewish community contexts and Jewish identity: A 22-community study.
    Hartman, Harriet, and Ira Sheskin (2012)
    Conemporary Jewry 32:3: 237-283.

    Associated Search Terms: Community; Contextual effects; Identity; Jewish, U.S.A.
  • Building Strong Church Communities. a Sociological Overview.
    Wittberg, Patricia (2012)
    Mahwah, New Jersey: Paulist Press.

    Calls attention to the communal ideals of the Catholic Chuch & assesses the state of various community types within it. Employs parish survey data & data from orders & congregations, collected by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate.

    Associated Search Terms: Community; Internet; Orders/congregations; Parish; Lay movements; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Black megachurches: Social gospel usage and community empowerment.
    Barnes, Sandra L. (2011)
    Journal of African American Studies 15:2: 177-198.

    Associated Search Terms: Community organization; African Americans
  • Drawing New Symbolic Boundaries over Old Social Boundaries: Forging Social Movement Unity in Congregation-Based Community Organizing.
    Swarts, Heidi J. (2011)
    Sociological Perspectives 54:3: 453-477.

    Associated Search Terms: Community organization; Congregation; Parish; Social movement; Activism
  • The Concept of "Community" in Catholic Parishes.
    Wittberg, Patricia (2011)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and William H. Swatos, Jr. (eds.) Religion, Spirituality and Everyday Practice. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 89-108.

    Based on 1996-2008 questionnaire data from U.S. Catholic parishes. Includes correlations between evaluations of aspects of community & parish attributes.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Community; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • "It's important to show your colors": Counter-heteronormative embodiment in a Metropolitan Community Church.
    Sumerau, J. Edward, and Douglas P. Schrock (2011)
    In Christina Bobel and Samantha Kwan (eds.) Embodied Resistance: Challenging the Norms, Breaking the Rules. Nashville, Tennessee: Vanderbilt University Press, pp. 99-110.

    Associated Search Terms: Body; Deviance/social control; Homosexuality; Metropolitan Community Church
  • Comunidades "no sentido social de evangelização": CEBS, camponeses e quilombolas na Amazônia Oriental Brasileira.
    Maues, Raymundo Heraldo (2010)
    Religião e Sociedade 30:2: 13-37.

    Associated Search Terms: Base communities; Brazil
  • The economics and sociology of religious giving: Instrumental rationality or communal bonding?
    Peifer, Jared L. (2010)
    Social Forces 88:4: 1569-1594.

    Associated Search Terms: Community; Contributions; Economic; Rationality
  • Les hospitaliers de Lourdes: une communauté événementielle?
    Amiotte-Suchet, Laurent (2010)
    In I. Sainsaulieu (ed.) Faire communauté en société. Rennes, France; Presses Universitaires de Rennes, pp. 75-88.

    Associated Search Terms: Community; France, Lourdes; Orders/congregations; Sisters of Mercy
  • Parrains, partecipanti et parenté. Tendances de longue durée dans la sélection des parents spirituels au sein d'une communauté exceptionnelle: Nonantola, XVIe-XVIIIe siècles.
    Alfani, Guido (2009)
    In Guido Alfani, Philippe Castagnetti, and Vincent Gourdon (eds.) Baptiser. Pratique sacramentelle, pratique sociale (XVIe-XXe siècles). Saint-Etienne, France: PUSE, pp. 293-316.

    Associated Search Terms: Baptism; Historical; Community study; France, Nonantola; Godparent
  • An Anchor and a Sail: Christian Meditation as the Mechanism for a Pluralist Religious Identity.
    Mermis-Cava, Jonathan (2009)
    Sociology of Religion 70:4: 432-453.

    Qualitative study of Christian meditators; the interdenominational practice strengthened denominational attachment even as it involved crossing boundaries.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; World Community for Christian Meditation; Meditation
  • Conversion as Opposition.
    Giordan, Giuseppe (2009)
    In Guiseppe Giordan (ed.) Conversion in the Age of Pluralism. Leiden: Brill, pp. 243-262.

    Account of the town of Montaner splitting ito an Orthodox faction & a Roman Catholic one.

    Associated Search Terms: Italy, Piedmont; Orthodox, eastern, Italy; Conflict; Community study; Conversion
  • How Q'eqchi'-Maya Catholics become legitimate interpreters of the Bible. Two models of religious authority in sermons.
    Hoenes del Pinal, Eric (2009)
    In James S. Bielo (ed.) The Social Life of Scriptures. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Biblicism. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 80-99.

    Contrasts processes by which official Catholic catechists & charismatics gain legitimacy as preachers.

    Associated Search Terms: Catechist; Base communities; Legitimation; Catholic, Guatemala; Mayan; Pentecostal, Catholic, Guatemala; Homily
  • Religious Festive Practices in Boston's North End. Ephemeral Identities in an Italian American Community.
    Ferraiuolo, Augusto (2009)
    Albany: State University of New York Press.

    Historical background of the Italian American enclave, North End, Boston, & ethnography of a series of feasts & processions.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; United States, Massachusetts, Boston; Saints; Procession; Italian Americans; Feast; Community study; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Organizing Urban America: Secular and Faith-based Progressive Movements.
    Swarts, Heidi J. (2008)
    Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Community organization
  • Christian Diversity and Community Development in Vihigo District, Kenya.
    Kilonzo, Susan M. (2008)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Maseno University.

    Associated Search Terms: Community development; Kenya; African Christian
  • The Inter-organizational Ties that Bind: Exploring the Contributions of Agency-congregation Relationships.
    Polson, Edward C. (2008)
    Sociology of Religion 69:1: 45-65.

    Based on interviews withsocial service agency executives in a mid-sized Texas city. Some relationships between the agencies & congregations drew congregants into community activities.

    Associated Search Terms: Community study; United States, Texas; Social services; Social capital
  • Religion Versus Rubbish: Deprivation and Social Capital in Inner-city Birmingham.
    Karner, Christian, and David Parker (2008)
    Social Compass 55:4: 517-531.

    Religion is important in community mobilization.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban; Social capital; Great Britain, Birmingham; Community organization
  • Sexual borderlands: Lesbian and gay migration, human rights, and the Metropolitan Community Church.
    Howe, Cymene (2007)
    Sexuality Research & Social Policy 4:2: 88-106.

    Associated Search Terms: Metropolitan Community Church; Migration; Homosexuality
  • Conservative Protestant Congregations and Racial Residential Segregation: Evaluating the Closed Community Thesis in Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Communities.
    Blanchard, Troy C. (2007)
    American Sociological Review 72:3: 416-433.

    Associated Search Terms: Segregation, racial; Urban; Race; Community
  • Thy Kingdom Come. The Advent, Growth and Role of the Catholic Church in Nigeria 1913-2007.
    Nnoruka, Sylvanus Ifeanyichukwu (2007)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction.

    Associated Search Terms: Community study; Missions; Nigeria, Umudioka; Catholic, Nigeria
  • A Place on the Map: Communicating Religious Presence in Civic Life.
    Lichterman, Paul (2007)
    In Nancy T. Ammerman (ed.) Everyday Religion. Observing Modern Religious Lives. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 137-151.

    Based on participant observation in a Midwest U.S. city; examines discourse used to signal the religious motives behind a local community development & social services effort.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Discourse; Urban; Community development; Social services
  • The Jewish Community Study of Detroit.
    Sheskin, Ira M. (2007)
    Bloomfield Hills, Michigan: Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit.

    Associated Search Terms: Community study; Jewish, U.S.A.; United States, Michigan, Detroit
  • The Catholic Social Imagination: Activism and the Just Society in Mexico and the United States.
    Palacios, Joseph M. (2007)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Based on interviews & participant observation, with case studies in Oakland, California, and Guadalajara, Jalisco.

    Associated Search Terms: Comparative; Catholic, U.S.A.; Catholic, Mexico; Activism; Parish; Mexico, Jalisco, Guadalajara; Base communities; Participant observation; Justice; Community organization; United States, California, Oakland
  • Be Not Deceived: The Sacred and Sexual Struggles of Gay and Ex-Gay Christian Men.
    Wolkomir, Michelle (2006)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Ethnography of the Metropolitan Community Church and Exodus International (ex-gay entity).

    Associated Search Terms: Exodus International; Participant observation; Homosexuality; Metropolitan Community Church
  • Religion, Identity and Politics in Northern Ireland. Boundaries of Belonging and Belief.
    Mitchell, Claire (2006)
    Burlington, Vermont, and Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; Great Britain, Northern Ireland; Politics, Great Britain; Community
  • Religion, Secularization and Social Change in Wales: Congregational Studies in a Post-Christian Society.
    Chambers, Paul (2005)
    Cardiff: University of Wales Press.

    The vitality of congregations depends on that of the communities to which they are linked.

    Associated Search Terms: Community; Secularization; Parish; Participant observation; Great Britain, Wales, Swansea
  • Religion and the quest for virtual community.
    Dawson, Lorne L. (2004)
    In Lorne L. Dawson and Douglas E. Cowan (eds.) Religion Online: Finding Faith on the Internet. New York: Routledge, pp. 1-16.

    Associated Search Terms: Community; Internet
  • Faith and public life: Faith-based community organizing and the development of congregations.
    Flaherty, Mary Ann, and Richard L. Wood (2004)

    Faith-based community organization work can increase the quantity and quality of the relationships embedded within congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Community organization
  • The Spiritual Revolution. Why Religion is Giving Way to Spirituality.
    Heelas, Paul, and Linda Woodhead, with Benjamin Seel, Brinsolaw Szerszynsky, and Karin Tusting (2004)
    Oxford, U.K.: Basil Blackwell.

    Compares Religion & spirituality, based on 2000-03 ethnography & questionnaires. Religion stressed what is outside the person, spirituality inside. Religion is in decline & spirituality growing, but religion is far more widespread.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Change; Community study; Great Britain, Cumbria, Kendal
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