Networking Annotated Bibliography
Below are resources that will help you with networking and
- Activism That Makes Sense - Congregations and Community
Gregory F. Augustine Pierce, Acta
Publications, Chicago 1984
ACTA Publications, 4848 N. Clark Street,
Chicago, Illinois 60640 - Telephone: 312/271-1030
145pp. Suggests a philosophy of activism based on finding peoples
self interest and helping shape that into response for social interests.
Excellent chapter on apathy, controversy, and training leaders.
Appendices include hands on materials on bible study, and leadership
skill training materials.
- Christian Faith and U.S. Political Life Today.
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), 1995.
through the ELCA Distribution Center at 1-800-328-4648 - Order Code:
7pp. A teaching and Discussion Resource that can be used for church
Councils, Adult Forums, WELCA Study etc. Guides the user through an
understanding of the role of Government and the role of the church in a
complex world. Assists readers to understand the role of public policy
and the biblical understanding of social justice.
- In the Tiger's Mouth, An Empowerment Guide for Social
New Society Publishers
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1994
New Society Publishers 4527
Springfield Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19143
168pp. Includes chapters on effectiveness, preventing burnout, and
practical help. An excellent resource for group leaders to build
cohesiveness among a group while working on social issues. Incorporates
wonderful cartoons and exercises for groups.
- Lives Matter A Handbook for Christian Organizing.
Sheed Ward, Kansas City, 1986
Ward 115 E. Armour Blvd., P.O. Box 41292, Kansas City, MO
264pp. Excellent step by step resource on how to mobilize a group,
advocating within your church, using creativity, designing a
workshop,and using the media. Targeted for people who are working on
hunger issues, but can be used as a manual on any issue. this book is
particularly useful in a congregational setting.
- Organizing for Social Change A Manual for Activists in the
Bobo, K., Kendall, J., and Max, S.
Locks Press, Washington, 1991.
Seven Locks Press P.O. Box 68
Arlington, Va. 22210 800-354-5348
267pp. Guides congregations on how to choose an issue,suggests a
variety of organizing models, skill development, and discusses finances.
Resource section includes Sources for Audio-Visuals,Songs and bibliography. One of
the best resources currently on the market for congregations.
- Organizing A Guide for Grassroots Leaders.
NASW Press, 1991
National Association of Social
277pp. A solid introduction to organizing. Although not oriented to
the congregation but has many transferable concepts. Includes chapters
on issues, members, research, and training.
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