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Will Churches Respond to the Call?

Title: Will Churches Respond to the Call?: Religion Civic Responsibility, and Social Service.
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Name(s): Mears, Daniel P., author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2002-01-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Despite national calls for churches to become more involved in social service, many churches may not be willing or able to respond. Drawing on sociological theory, previous research, and interviews with pastors and parish social ministers from Catholic congregations in a large, urban city in Texas, we examine key factors linked to church-based social service efforts. Particular attention is given to church leadership, race/ethnicity, organizational characteristics, social and political networks, and the intersection of these factors in affecting service provision and advocacy. We then discuss the likely impacts of policies calling for religious organizations to increase their social service activities.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1461157318 (IID)
Publication Note: Publisher’s version of record available at http://heinonline.org/HOL/Page?handle=hein.journals/jrlsasw29&div=20&g_sent=1&collection=journals
Preferred Citation: Leventhal, Emily A., and Daniel P. Mears. 2002. “Will Churches Respond to the Call? Religion, Civic Responsibility, and Social Service.” Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare 29(2):53-76.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1461157318
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare.
Issue: iss. 2, vol. 29

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Mears, D. P. (2002). Will Churches Respond to the Call?: Religion Civic Responsibility, and Social Service. Journal Of Sociology And Social Welfare. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1461157318