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The Courage To Lead

Author : James H. Harris
ISBN : 0742502147
Genre : Religion
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Focusing on pastoral and lay leadership in the African-American church, this books deals with internal and external issues - such as the tendency towards bifurcated mentality and practices, and the social issue of race and affirmative action.

Renewed Survival

Author : Nila Ginger Hofman
ISBN : 0739113305
Genre : History
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Renewed Survival is an ethno-historic account of Jewish community life in Croatia. It traces the community's turbulent history from its inception in the late eighteenth century to the shifting political climate of the 1990s following the disintegration of Yugoslavia. Croatia's separation from Yugoslavia is explored ethnographically by examining the lives of the members of a small community of largely intercultural Jews. Particular attention is paid to the impact of local and transnational cultural changes during this period, wherein Jewish community life in Croatia became the focus of a number of institutional forces such as market capitalism, government-sponsored diversity campaigns, and transnational identity politics (the post-communist 'meaning makers' of Jewish identity). By exploring the multiple strategies employed by Croatian Jews in refashioning their identities, this work challenges both the nostalgic image of a thriving presence of Jewish culture in Croatia as well as the (more prominent) view that Jewish communities in Croatia are on the brink of extinction. The author suggests that the latter view-the 'disappearance thesis'-is belied by the experiences of many Croatian Jews, who continue to derive meaning from Jewish community life, notwithstanding their lack of religious commitment and cultural hybridization. This informative study will be of interest to scholars of Jewish Studies, Anthropology, and History.

Raising Hope

Author : Anne E. Wimberly
ISBN : 9780938162353
Genre : Religion
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his book, Raising Hope: Four Paths to Courageous Living for Black Youth, written by Anne E. Streaty Wimberly and Sarah Frances Farmer, is a much-needed corrective to the negative assessment of today’s youth and the hopelessness that accompanies such an assessment. Wimberly and Farmer o er a positive view of the aspirations and potential of today’s youth, which challenges the too-often-heard narrative of disre- spect, lack of motivation, immorality, and destructive behavior used to characterize our youth. Wimberly and Farmer are not wild-eyed optimists whose conclu- sions are divorced from reality. In fact, their assessment is based on years of working with, listening to, and encouraging young people, and the good they have seen in the youth they have mentored. These authors and researchers are familiar with the challenges young people face today and how hard it is for them to negotiate the treacherous twists and turns that confront them. However, they have come to know that the greatest asset that young people can have is the strength and courage that come from hope, that amazing belief in the possible despite the challenges. Anne and Sarah have experienced that hope in their own lives and in the lives of the youth they have been privileged to work with and see grow. That is why they are committed to “raising hope.” This book, however, is more than a story of the promise of today’s youth and the value of hope. Even as the book challenges youth to believe in themselves and their potential, especially those who are African American and have the battle of racism to ght, it also chal- lenges adults, especially churchgoing adults, to get involved in the lives of youth. Those dual challenges provide the framework for the book’s discussions of the paths that will allow hope to be nurtured, strength- ened, and sustained so that a new generation of youth can reach their potential.

Preaching God S Transforming Justice

Author : Ronald J. Allen
ISBN : 9780664234546
Genre : Religion
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This unique commentary is the first to help the preacher identify and reflect theologically and ethically on the social implications of the biblical readings in the Revised Common Lectionary. In addition to providing commentary for each day in the lectionary calendar, this series introduces twenty-two Holy Days for Justice. These days are intended to enlarge the church's awareness of God's call for justice and of the many ways that call comes to the church and world today. The days include Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Earth Day, World AIDS Day, International Women's Day, Cesar Chavez Day, Yom HaShoah, and Juneteenth. For each of the lectionary days and Holy Days for Justice there is an essay that helps the preacher integrate a variety of social justice concerns (including racial/ethnic issues, sexism, classism, ecology, and violence) into their preaching. The contributors are a diverse group of homileticians, pastors, biblical scholars, theologians, and social activists.

The Courage To Hope

Author : Quinton Hosford Dixie
ISBN : 0807009539
Genre : Religion
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A collection of essays honoring the Black church historian James Melvin Washington

Religious Documents North America Annual

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ISBN : WISC:89082370719
Genre : North America
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African American Review

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ISBN : UVA:X030049018
Genre : American literature
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As the official publication of the Division on Black American Literature and Culture of the Modern Language Association of America, African American review promotes an exchange among writers and scholars in the arts, humanities, and social sciences who hold diverse perspectives of African American literature and culture.

In The Path Of Virtue

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ISBN : UOM:39015043770968
Genre : Philosophy
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Examines the manifestation of cardinal virtues in African American moral traditions and the impact of that tradition upon the struggle against social injustices

Ministry For Social Crisis

Author : Forrest E. Harris
ISBN : 0865544298
Genre : Religion
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Spiritual Leadership

Author : Thomas G. Bandy
ISBN : 9781501825606
Genre : Religion
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The idea that certain kinds of people gravitate toward certain kinds of leaders has been around for a long time. There are exceptions and degrees of commitment, of course. People (as individuals) are complicated and changeable. On the other hand, people (as groups) are remarkably consistent and predictable. There are patterns. The typical follower of this leader has these characteristics. The typical follower of that leader has those characteristics. Conversely, this group of people tends to look for, believe in, and listen to this kind of leader; and that group of people tends to look for, believe in, and listen to that kind of leader. There are trends. Certain kinds of people are more responsive to certain kinds of leaders. Certain kinds of leaders seem to be more empathic toward, and understanding of, certain kinds of people. They seem to know some contexts, certain needs, and distinct attitudes better than others. If you follow the career of a leader, you can anticipate who they will gather around them and where they will be most effective. Bandy shows how this is true for church leaders too and introduces ideas of different types of leaders attracting different groups of followers. Knowing your "type" will help you know who will be attracted to your leadership style.

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