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  • 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
  • Organizational innovation.
    Bruce, Tricia Colleen, and Josh Packard (2016)
    In David Yamane (ed.) Handbook of Religion and Society. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, pp. 155-175.

    Associated Search Terms: Organization; Change
  • 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
  • Organisations islamiques en Europe et aux États-Unis: les perspectifves interdisciplinaires et ascendantes.
    Kortmann, Matthias, and Kerstin Rosenow-Williams (2015)
    Social Compass 62:4: 541-555.

    Meta-analysis of studies of Muslim organizations in majority non-Muslim nations shows that such environments provide resources but also impose restrictions on the structures and objectives of the organizations.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain; Switzerland; Islam, Latvia; United States; Spain; Poland; Netherlands; Lithuania; Latvia; Islam, Poland; Islam, Lithuania; Islam, Estonia; Germany; Islam, Germany; France; Islam, Belgium; Islam, Netherlands; Islam, Spain; Islam, Switzerland; Islam, U.S.A.; Organization; Belgium; Estonia; Islam, France
  • Conversion and retention in Mormonism.
    Bryant, Seth L., Henri Gooren, Rick Phillips, and David G. Stewart, Jr. (2014)
    In Lewis A. Rambo and Charles E. Farhadian (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 756-785.

    Ending polygyny & being exposed to the non-Mormon world led to emphasizing unique practices & creating a ruling bureaucracy.

    Associated Search Terms: Mormon; Organization; Proselytizing; Identity; Adaptation; Bureaucracy; Conversion; Historical
  • Promises unfulfilled: American religious sisters and gender inequality in the post-Vatican II Catholic Church.
    Murphy, Ryan P. (2014)
    Social Compass 61:4: 594-610.

    Describes hegemonic forces that perpetuate gender barriers in the Catholic Church, in light of a current investigation by the Vatican of American Catholic sisters.

    Associated Search Terms: Sisters; Stratification; Orders/congregations; Catholic; Gender; Gender traditionalism; Organization
  • Performer l'islam, dessiner les contour de la "communauté musulmane" de Suisse. Le Conseil central islamique suisse comme performance de l'islam "authentique".
    Schneuwly Purdie, Mallory (2013)
    In Christophe Monnot (ed.) La Suisse des mosquées. Derrière la voile de l'unité musulman. Genève: Labor et Fides, pp. 151-171.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, Switzerland; Organization; Switzerland
  • Faith-based humanitarianism: Organizational change and everyday meanings in South Africa.
    Burchardt, Marian (2013)
    Sociology of Religion 74:1: 30-55.

    Based on field work in Cape Town & Eastern Cape Province; examines the interface of the NGO model & the indigenous political clientalism of South Africa.

    Associated Search Terms: South Africa; Change; Organization; AIDS
  • L'"organisation" des musulmans de Suisse. Dynamiques endogènes et injonctions de la société majoritaire.
    Mesgarzadeh, S., S. Nedjar, and M. Bennani-Chaïbi (2013)
    In Christophe Monnot (ed.) La Suisse des mosquées. Derrière la voile de l'unité musulman. Genève: Labor et Fides, pp. 53-76.

    Associated Search Terms: Minority; Switzerland; Organization; Islam, Switzerland
  • Social trust and religion in Sweden: Theological belief versus social organization.
    Lundåsen, Susanne Wallman, and Lars Trägårdh (2013)
    In Joep de Hart, Paul Dekker, and Loek Halman (eds.) Religion and Civil Society in Europe. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 109-124.

    Analyzes 2009 Swedish survey data. Individual levels of trust correlate positively with community levels of church attendance, & trust correlates positively with volunteering in parishes.

    Associated Search Terms: Organization; Contextual effects; Lutheran, Sweden; Sweden; Trust; Levels of inclusiveness
  • Religion, state and civil society in Europe: Triangular entanglements.
    Madeley, John T.S. (2013)
    In Joep de Hart, Paul Dekker, and Loek Halman (eds.) Religion and Civil Society in Europe. Dordrecht: Sprnger, pp. 69-86.

    Based on a survey of organizations in 8 medium sized European cities. Churches in Europe have neglected supplying church-related organizations for people to join.

    Associated Search Terms: Levels of inclusiveness; Europe; Ecology; Urban; Civil society; Secularization; 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: Social movement; Resource mobilization; Catholic, Central America; Activism; Community organization; El Salvador; Guatemala; Participant observation
  • From the Unification Church to the Unification Movement and Back.
    Bromley, David G., and Alexa Blonner (2012)
    Nova religio 16:2: 86-95.

    Based on interviews with Unification Church leaders during a time of transition. There was a recurring tension between settled church & social movement forms of organization.

    Associated Search Terms: Organization; Social movement; Unification Church; Leadership
  • European Shiism? Counterpoints from Shiites' organization in Britain and the Netherlands.
    Van den Bos, Mattjihs (2012)
    Ethnicities 12:5: 556-580.

    Associated Search Terms: Shi'ite, Great Britain; Shi'ite, Netherlands; Organization; Comparative
  • 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
  • Pratiquer la religion ensemble. Analyse des paroisses et communautés religieuses en Suisse dans une perspective de sociologie des organisations.
    Monnot, Christophe (2010)
    Thesis, l'Université du Lausanne.

    Associated Search Terms: Organization; Parish; Switzerland
  • Beyond the Congregation. The World of Christian Nonprofits.
    Scheitle, Christopher P. (2010)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Historical & quantitative data on American Protestant Christian parachurch organizations.

    Associated Search Terms: Parachurch agencies; Non-profit organizations; Charities
  • World Services in the Family International. The Administrative Organization of a Mature Religious Movement.
    Shepherd, Gordon, and Gary Shepherd (2009)
    Nova Religio 12:3: 5-39.

    Based on staff interviews at the headquarters of The family International.

    Associated Search Terms: Organization; The Family
  • L'islam organizzato in Italia: un esempio di frattura organizzativa su linee nazionali.
    DiMotoli, Paolo (2009)
    Religioni e Società 65: 47-52.

    Associated Search Terms: Organization; Italy; Islam, Italy; Ethnic
  • Boundless Faith: The Global Outreach of American Churches.
    Wuthnow, Robert (2009)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Counters the thesis that American Christianity has little international influence or is isolated from the wider world. Reports 2005 U.S. survey data from church attenders on congregational involvement in sending & supporting missions, & interview data from officials responsible for overseas missions & aid.

    Associated Search Terms: Globalization; Missions; Christian, U.S.A.; Non-profit organizations
  • Maximizing Organizational Resources: Selection versus Production.
    Scheitle, Christopher P., and Roger Finke. (2008)
    Social Science Research 37: 815-827.

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

    Associated Search Terms: Community organization
  • Growing Church Organizations in Diverse U.S. Communities 1890-1926.
    Koçak, Ozgecan, and Gelnn R. Carroll (2008)
    American Journal of Sociology 113: 1272-1315.

    Associated Search Terms: Organization; Urban
  • De facto congregationalism and the religious organizations of post-1965 immigrants to the United States: A revised approach.
    Cadge, Wendy (2008)
    Journal of the American Academy of Religion 76: 344-374.

    Associated Search Terms: Organization; Polity; Migrant; Congregationalism
  • Organizational Context and the Sexual Harassment of Clergy.
    McDuff, Elaine M. (2008)
    Sociology of Religion 69:3: 297-316.

    Based on a 1996 survey of United Church of Christ & Disciples of Christ pastors. As with other occupations, sexual harassment against clergy is affected by organizational climate.

    Associated Search Terms: United Church of Christ; Sexual harassment; Organization; Disciples of Christ
  • 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
  • Institutional Versus Contextual Explanations for the Growth of the Jehovah's Witnesses in the United States, 1945-2002.
    Sturgis, Paul W. (2008)
    Review of Religious Research 49:3: 290-300.

    Interprets growth data to support institutional rather than contextual explanations of the church's growth.

    Associated Search Terms: Membership; Jehovah´s Witness, U.S.A.; Organization
  • When the Final Bell Tolls: Patterns of Church Closing in Two Protestant Denominations.
    Dougherty, Kevin D. (2008)
    Review of Religious Research 50:1: 49-73.

    Examines factors related to survival of congregations, based on Presbyterian & Nazarene data.

    Associated Search Terms: Nazarene, U.S.A.; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Parish; Organization
  • Organizational niches and religious markets: Uniting two literatures.
    Scheitle, Christopher P. (2007)
    Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion 3:2: 1-28.

    Associated Search Terms: Market model; Organization
  • Social Building Blocks of New Religious Movements: Organization and Leadership.
    Rochford, E. Burke, Jr. (2007)
    In David Bromley (ed.) Teaching New Religious Movements. New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Organization; Leadership; New religions
  • Vatican II: A Sociological Analysis of Religious Change.
    Wilde, Melissa J. (2007)
    Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

    Analysis of the voting blocks at the Second Vatican Council. Events did not follow what a market model would predict.

    Associated Search Terms: Marian; Social movement; Pluralism; Organization; Market model; Ecumenism; Councils; Competition; Birth control; Authority; Change; Catholic, Vatican II
  • 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
  • Religion and the New Immigrants. How Faith Communities Form Our Newest Citizens.
    Foley, Michael W., and Dean R. Hoge (2007)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on participant observation & a survey of ethnic religious organizations; emphasizes the various levesl of civic engagement.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; Congregationalism; Hindu, U.S.A.; Indian Americans; Islam, U.S.A.; Korean Americans; Polity; Salvadoran Americans; Civic skills; Identity; United States, District of Columbia, Washington; Sikh, U.S.A.; Assimilation; Social services; Ethnic; Network; Organization; Social capital; Parish
  • Working Interfaith: The History of the Religion and Disability Program of the National Organization on Disability.
    Herzog, Albert A., Jr. (2006)
    In Albert A. Herzog, Jr. (ed.) Disability Advocacy among Religious Organizations. Histories and Reflections. Binghamton, New York: Haworth Pastoral Press, pp. 207-226. [Journal of Religion, Disabilities & Heatlh 10:1/2]

    Associated Search Terms: National Organization on Disability; Disability
  • Denominationalism/Congregationalism.
    Ammerman, Nancy T. (2006)
    In Helen Rose Fuchs Ebaugh (ed.) Handbook of Religion and Social Institutions. New York: Springer, pp. 353-371.

    Associated Search Terms: Organization; Denomination (organizational entity); Parish
  • The Effects of Organizational Characteristics on the Adoption of the Contemporary Worship Style among Taiwanese Congregations.
    Chou, Hui-Tzu Grace, and Raymond Russell (2006)
    Review of Religious Research 48:1: 33-49.

    Analyzes 1998 questionnaire data from 108 Taiwanese Christian pastors; organization, age of congregants, & views of pastors more than denomination predicted contemporary worship style.

    Associated Search Terms: Organization; Taiwan; Age; Ritual; Christian, Taiwan; Network
  • Elite Power: Social Networks within American Evangelicalism.
    Lindsay, D. Michael (2006)
    Sociology of Religion 67:3: 207-227.

    Based on 2002-04 interviews with Evangelical leaders about strategies related to the movement of Evangelicalism into the U.S. mainstream.

    Associated Search Terms: Organization; Legitimation; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Leadership
  • From Piety to Professionalism--and Back?: Transformations of Organized Religious Virtuosity.
    Wittberg, Patricia (2006)
    Lanham, Maryland: Lexington.

    Examines the effects of secularization of schools, charities, & hospitals on the female religious organizational sponsors; 36 focus groups conducted 1999-2000 with a missionary society, deaconesses, & Catholic sisters.

    Associated Search Terms: Orders/congregations; Education; Change; Deaconess; Goal displacement; Social services; Secularization; Women; Hospital; Organization; Missionary; Identity; Sisters; Focus group
  • Do the Organizational Structures of Religious Places of Worship Reflect their Statements of Faith? An Exploratory Study.
    Dyck, Bruno, Frederick A. Tarke, Helmut Harder, and Tracy Hecht (2005)
    Review of Religious Research 47:1: 51-69.

    Associated Search Terms: Organization
  • Black Church Culture, Social Programs and Faith-based Policy: Using Organization Theory to Reconcile Rhetoric and Reality.
    Myers, Valerie L. (2005)
    African American Research Perspectives (Fall 2005): 116-138.

    Secondary analysis of National Congregation Study (1984) data; most African American congregations do not have associated social service programs.

    Associated Search Terms: Organization; Social services; African Americans; Parish
  • Churches as voluntary associations: Their contributions to democracy as a public voice and source of social and political involvement.
    Dehart, Joep, and Paul Dekker (2005)
    In Sigrid Ro?teutscher (ed.) Democracy and the Role of Associations: Political, Organizational and Social Contexts. London: Routledge, pp. 168-196.

    Associated Search Terms: Civic engagement; Volunteering; Voluntary action research; Organization; Democracy
  • Professional Practitioners and Contact Persons. Explicating Special Types of Falun Gong Practitioners.
    Porter, Noah (2005)
    Nova Religio 9:2: 62-83.

    Based on 2001-03 field work in Tampa, Florida, & Washington, D.C.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Florida, Tampa; Participant observation; Falun Gong, U.S.A.; United States, District of Columbia, Washington; Organization
  • 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
  • Redefining the Boundaries of Belonging: The Institutional Character of Transnational Religious Life.
    Levitt, Peggy (2004)
    Sociology of Religion 65:1: 1-18.

    Describes 3 transnational Massachusetts communities. The Catholic Irish immigrant & Evangelical Brazilian networks helped integrate immigrants into the host society & maintain homeland ties while the Hindu movements helped prevent assimilation.

    Associated Search Terms: Swaminarayan Satsang Organization, U.S.A.; Assimilation
  • Explaining Schism in American Protestant Denominations, 1890-1990.
    Sutton, John R., and Mark Chaves (2004)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 43:2: 171-190.

    Associated Search Terms: Schism; Organization; Protestant, U.S.A.
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