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Religion and progressive activism : new stories about faith and politics

Author: Ruth Braunstein; Todd Nicholas Fuist; Rhys H Williams
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, [2017]
Series: Religion and social transformation.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"To many mainstream-media saturated Americans, the terms 'progressive' and 'religious' may not seem to go hand-in-hand. As religion is usually tied to conservatism, an important way in which religion and politics intersect is being overlooked. [This book] focuses on this significant intersection, revealing that progressive religious activists are a driving force in American public life, involved in almost every  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Braunstein; Todd Nicholas Fuist; Rhys H Williams
ISBN: 9781479854769 147985476X 9781479852901 1479852902
OCLC Number: 961160728
Description: viii, 387 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Religion and progressive activism--introducing and mapping the field / Todd Nicholas Fuist, Ruth Braunstein, and Rhys H. Williams --
Part I. Patterns of progressive religious mobilization and engagement. Achieving and leveraging diversity through faith-based organizing / Brad R. Fulton and Richard L. Wood --
Progressive religious activists and Democratic Party politics / Rebecca Sager --
Why congregations mobilize for progressive causes / Kraig Beyerlein and A. Joseph West --
Collective identity and movement solidarity among religious left activists in the U.S. / Laura R. Olson --
Part II. Cultural challenges of progressive religious activism. Cultural challenges for mainline Protestant political progressives / Paul Lichterman and Rhys H. Williams --
Activist etiquette in the multicultural immigrant rights movement / Mia Diaz-Edelman --
Challenges and opportunities of community organizing in suburban congregations / Kristin Geraty --
Part III. The roles of religion in progressive political action. Religious roots of New Left radicalism / Joshua Z. Gahr and Michael P. Young --
Religious culture and immigrant civic participation / Juan R. Martinez --
Progressive activism among Buddhists, Hindus, and Muslims in the U.S. / Grace Yukich --
Religious beliefs and perceptions of repression in the U.S. and Swedish Plowshares movements / Sharon Erickson Nepstad --
Part IV. Distinctive styles of progressive religious talk in the public sphere. Reviving the civil religious tradition / Philip S. Gorski --
Strategic storytelling by nuns on the bus / Ruth Braunstein --
"Neutral" talk in educating for activism / Gary J. Adler, Jr. --
How moral talk connects faith and social justice / Todd Nicholas Fuist --
Conclusion: What progressive efforts tell us about faith and politics / Rhys H. Williams.
Series Title: Religion and social transformation.
Responsibility: edited by Ruth Braunstein, Todd Nicholas Fuist, and Rhys H. Williams.

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"To many mainstream-media saturated Americans, the terms 'progressive' and 'religious' may not seem to go hand-in-hand. As religion is usually tied to conservatism, an important way in which religion and politics intersect is being overlooked. [This book] focuses on this significant intersection, revealing that progressive religious activists are a driving force in American public life, involved in almost every political issue or area of public concern. This volume brings together [contributors] who dissect and analyze the inner worlds and public strategies of progressive religious activists from the local to the transnational level. It provides insight into documented trends, reviews overlooked case studies, and assesses the varied ways in which progressive religion forces us to deconstruct common political binaries such as right/left and progress/tradition...[This] book engages and rethinks long accepted theories of religion, of social movements, and of the role of faith in democratic politics and civic life."--

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