Thought-provoking perspectives on putting liberal religious values into action to address real problems in local communities and in the world.
Product Code: 6383
ISBN: 9781484149836
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Unitarian Universalist Society
Published Date: 11/25/2013
Availability:In stock
Price: $15.95
This book offers thought-provoking perspectives on putting liberal religious values into action to address real problems in local communities and in the world. The story of these innovative ministries is intended to inspire change in thinking and practice. This collection of essays invites readers to consider how liberal religion can address social issues through innovative community ministries beyond the walls of congregations. It provides historical and theological perspectives on community ministry and offers engaging real-life stories of community ministries in action. The authors have a long history of working in community ministry and they bring their experience, their inspiration, and their concerns, shared by them and their ministerial colleagues in the field to their accounts of this important story. There is no other book that tells the story of the challenges and potential of Unitarian Universalist Community Ministry for today and the future.
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Table of Contents

Principles and Purposes of the Unitarian Universalist Association
Proclamation of the Society for the Larger Ministry
By Rev. Dr. Dorothy Emerson and Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson
By Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker
By Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson

I. What Is Community Ministry?
II. For All The Saints: Toward a Theology of Community Ministry
By the Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson
III. “Let It Rise On Wings” – Community Ministry Achieves Formal Standing
By Dr. Kathleen R. Parker
IV. Stories of Contemporary Community Ministry
An Introduction
By the Rev. Doctor Anita Farber-Robertson
Community Ministries Made Real: Snapshots from 2005
By the Rev. Mary McKinnon Ganz
V. Visions And Challenges Ahead
By the Rev Dr. Dorothy May Emerson and the Rev. Dr. Anita Farber-Robertson

About the Authors

"I loved this book. I loved it for recording the struggle for recognition and support of healing and justice-making ministries that extend outward from the congregation. I loved it for the honest theological and institutional questions posed for our faith. But most, I loved it for the broad vision of our ministry that informs each page. How could a faith like ours hold a small vision when the call to help create a Beloved Community stirs in our hearts?"— Rev. Bill Sinkford, Past President, Unitarian Universalist Association

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