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Against all odds : the struggle for racial integration in religious organizations

Author: Brad Christerson; Korie L Edwards; Michael O Emerson
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 2005.
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Against All Odds explores the beliefs, practices, and structures which allow integrated religious organizations to survive and thrive despite their difficulties. Based on six in-depth ethnographies of churches and other Christian organizations, this work draws on numerous interviews, so that readers can hear first-hand the joys and frustrations which arise from actually experiencing racial integration. The book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Cas, Études de
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brad Christerson; Korie L Edwards; Michael O Emerson
ISBN: 0814722237 9780814722237 0814722245 9780814722244
OCLC Number: 56330146
Description: ix, 197 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Against all odds --
The need for belonging --
A place to call home --
White flight or flux? --
Embrace and division --
Together and separate --
Jesus is color-blind --
What we learned.
Responsibility: Brad Christerson, Korie L. Edwards, and Michael O. Emerson.
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Religious institutions are among the most segregated organizations in American society. This work explores the beliefs, practices, and structures which allow integrated religious organizations to  Read more...

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