Religion and Social Policy

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  • Copyright: 2001-10-09
  • Publisher: AltaMira Press
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Religion and Social Policy explores how religious concerns influence those who shape and those who are shaped by policies. It queries the social teachings of global denominations and local congregations, as well as the implicit religious stances taken by national governments and international NGOs. For students of religion, sociology, politics or public policy, Religion and Social Policy offers an excellent overview of how the sacred and the secular mix in both the theory and practice of creating a just society.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction ix
Religion and Social Policy: Fresh Conceptsand Historical Patterns
Paula D. Nesbitt
Part I: Religious Freedom, Identity, and Global Social Policy
Globalization, Social Policy, and Christianity at the Dawn of a New Millennium: Some Reflections from a Latin American Emigrant Perspective
Otto Maduro
Public Policy toward Minority Religions in the United States: A Model for Europe and Other Countries?
James T. Richardson
The Tension between an Established Church and Equal Opportunities in Religion: The Case of Prison Chaplaincy
James A. Beckford
American Indian Religious Identity and Advanced Colonial Malignancy
Tink Tinker
Tensions, Religious Freedom, and the Courts: The Seventh-day Adventist Experience
Ronald Lawson
Part II: Religion and Domestic Social Policies
Immigrant Congregations as Social Service Providers: Are They Safety Nets for Welfare Reform?
Helen Rose Ebaugh
Paula Pipes
Islam, Women's Organizations, and Political Rights for Women
Katherine Meyer
Helen Rizzo
Yousef Ali
Woman Abuse and Faith Communities: Religion, Violence, and the Provision of Social Welfare
Nancy Nason-Clark
Work and Its Discontents: Two Cases of Contemporary Religious Response to Unemployment
Clare B. Fischer
Regional Judicatories and Social Policy Advocacy
Adair T. Lummis
Part III: Further Local and Global Complexities
Putting It Together in the African American Churches: Faith, Economic Development, and Civil Rights
Katie Day
The Civic Challenge of Virtual Eschatology: Heaven's Gate and Millennial Fever in Cyberspace
Brenda E. Brasher
Religion, Race, and Community Organizing: The Movimento Negro in the Roman Catholic Church in Brazil
Alan Myatt
Religious Syncretism and a Postimperial Source of Healing in Korea
Yvonne Young-ja Lee
The Future of Religious Pluralism and Social Policy: Reflections from Lambeth and Beyond
Paula D. Nesbitt
Index 263(12)
About the Contributors 275

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