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  • 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: Individualism; Community organization; Activism; Social justice; Participant observation; Justice; Culture
  • "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; Community organization; Penology; United States, Illinois, Chicago
  • 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: United States, Massachusetts, Boston; African Americans; Clergy; Clergy role; Community organization; Deviance/social control; Urban; Youth; Violence
  • 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
  • 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: Catholic, Central America; Social movement; Activism; Participant observation; Guatemala; El Salvador; Community organization; Resource mobilization
  • Black megachurches: Social gospel usage and community empowerment.
    Barnes, Sandra L. (2011)
    Journal of African American Studies 15:2: 177-198.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Community organization
  • 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
  • Organizing Urban America: Secular and Faith-based Progressive Movements.
    Swarts, Heidi J. (2008)
    Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Community organization
  • 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
  • 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: Justice; United States, California, Oakland; Community organization; Participant observation; Activism; Catholic, Mexico; Catholic, U.S.A.; Mexico, Jalisco, Guadalajara; Comparative; Parish; Base communities
  • Religion, Faith-based Community Organizing, and the Struggle for Justice.
    Wood, Richard L. (2003)
    In Michele Dillon (ed.) Handbook of the Sociology of Religion. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 385-399.

    Associated Search Terms: Community organization; Activism
  • Does Religion Matter? Projecting Democratic Power into the Public Arena.
    Wood, Richard L. (2003)
    In Corwin Smidt (ed.) Religion as Social Capital. Producing the Common Good. Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, pp. 69-86.

    Compares a race-based community organization & a faith-based one in Oakland, California.

    Associated Search Terms: Comparative; Social capital; United States, California, Oakland; Community organization
  • A different face of faith-based politics: Social capital and comunity organizing in the public arena.
    Warren, Mark R., and Richard L. Wood (2002)
    International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy 22:9/10: 6-54.

    Associated Search Terms: Social capital; Community organization; Politics
  • Prelude to Struggle: African American Clergy and Community Organizing for Economic Development in the 1990s.
    Day, Katie (2002)
    Lanham, Maryland: University Press of America.

    Associated Search Terms: Community organization; Economic; Activism; African Americans; United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • A different face of faith-based politics: Social capital and community organizing in the public arena.
    Wood, Richard L., and Mark R. Warren (2002)
    International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy 22:9/10: 6-54.

    In the U.S.A., deprived areas are more likely than others to listen to faith?based organizers.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Social capital; Community organization; Stratification
  • Faith in Action: Religion, Race, and Democratic Organizing in America.
    Wood, Richard L. (2002)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Extended case studies of 2 successful multiracial community organizing efforts in Oakland, California, one church-based and one race-based.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Participant observation; United States, California, Oakland; Democracy; Community organization; Politics; Social movement
  • Dry Bones Rattling. Community Building to Revitalize American Democracy.
    Warren, Mark R. (2001)
    Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

    Examines the Texas sector of the Industrial Areas Foundation, which used local churches to mobilize people.

    Associated Search Terms: Community organization; Activism
  • Religious Culture and Political Action.
    Wood, Richard L. (1999)
    Sociological Theory 17:3: 307-332.

    Study of 2 community organizations in Oakland, California, & several member parishes or congregations affiliated with one of them.

    Associated Search Terms: Democracy; Parish; Participant observation; United States, California, Oakland; Social movement; Community organization
  • Organizing the South Bronx.
    Rooney, Jim (1995)
    Albany: State University of New York Press.

    Focuses on the activities of the South Bronx Churches, a coalition of 40 congregations that battled New York City for the right to build affordable housing on vacant land.

    Associated Search Terms: Community organization; Urban; Activism; United States, New York, New York
  • Faith in Action: Religion, Race, and the Future of Democracy.
    Wood, Richard L. (1995)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of California, Berkeley. [DA 57:3 A, p. 1343]

    Extended case studies of 2 successful multiracial community organizing efforts in Oakland, California, one church-based & one race-based.

    Associated Search Terms: Community organization; Participant observation; Parish; Social movement; United States, California, Oakland; Democracy
  • Parish Styles: Liberation and Development.
    Offutt, J. James (1976)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Notre Dame. [DA 37:3 A, p. 1809]

    Based on 1972 interviews from 3 communities in southern Peru; focuses on the formation of change-related consciousness.

    Associated Search Terms: Peru; Community organization; Change; Catholic, Peru; Parish
  • A Contextual View of Religious Organization.
    Yeo, Stephen A. (1973)
    In Michael Hill (ed.) A Sociological Yearbook of Religion in Britain 6. London: SCM, pp. 207-234.

    Focuses on religious organizations in Reading, 1850-1914, especially 1890-1914; notes a multiplication of agencies leads toward non-local bases of organization & fragmenting clienteles by class.

    Associated Search Terms: Organization; Stratification; Community study; Great Britain, Reading; Historical
  • Protestantism, Community Organization and Social Status: Different Responses to Missions in a Guatemalan Town.
    Schwartz, Norman B. (1972)
    Cultures et développement 4:3: 585-600.

    Based on 1960-61 & '70 field work in a northern El Petén town where slash-&-burn farming was common; Nazarenes & a later, less strict group converted about 25% of the people, mostly in the 1940s.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Nazarene, Guatemala; Guatemala; Community organization
  • Miracle at Joaseiro.
    DellaCava, Ralph (1970)
    New York: Columbia University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Social movement; Community organization; Catholic, Brazil; Brazil, Săo Francisco, Joŕzeiro
  • The Edge of the Ghetto. A Study of Church Involvement in Community Organization.
    Fish, John, Gordon Nelson, Walter Stuhr, and Lawrence Witmer (1968)
    New York: Seabury.

    Associated Search Terms: Community organization; Civil rights movement; Activism; United States, Illinois, Chicago
  • Some Remarks Concerning the Parish as a Social Problem and as a Topic for Social Research in the Netherlands after 1945.
    Vrijhof, Pieter H. (1959)
    Archives de sociologie des religions 8: 121-123.

    Comments occasioned by the adoption of territorial parishes by the Dutch Reformed Church, & the Dutch government's interest in parishes as centers of community organization.

    Associated Search Terms: Netherlands; Parish; Community organization; Dutch Reformed, Netherlands
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Citation data are provided by Anthony J. Blasi (Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Notre Dame; University of Texas at San Antonio).

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