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  • Abschied von der konfessionellen Identität?by Katharina Kunter; Andreas Henkelmann; Traugott Jähnichen; Uwe Kaminsky

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2012; US$ 33.11

    Die konfessionelle Identität der diakonisch-caritativen Einrichtungen wurde im Zuge der Verrechtlichung, der Professionalisierung und nicht zuletzt des starken quantitativen Ausbaus der sozialen Arbeit seit den 1960er Jahren zunehmend fragwürdig. In diesem Kontext avancierte das Paradigma des "Dienstes" zum Leitbild im Selbstverständnis beider... more...

  • Religious Organizations in Community Servicesby PhD Terry Tirrito; PhD Toni Cascio

    Springer Publishing Company 2003; US$ 94.99

    This book explores the scope and breadth of religious organizations in social work practice. It begins by tracing the origins of the social work profession back to the earliest civilizations and their religious traditions, establishing the precedent for a fruitful commingling of religion and social welfare. The contributors propose that religious/faith... more...

  • The Invisible Caring Handby Ram Cnaan; John DiIulio

    NYU Press 2002; US$ 22.95

    Based on in-depth interviews with clergy and lay leaders in 251 congregations nationwide, it reveals the many ways in which congregations are already working, beneath the radar, to care for people in need. This ground-breaking volume will provide much-sought empirical data to social scientists, religious studies scholars, and those involved in the... more...

  • Serving God Globallyby Roland Hoksbergen

    Baker Publishing Group 2012; US$ 22.00

    This unique text and vocational resource on mission and development work equips readers to serve God and the needs of the world in a global arena. more...

  • Religion in Philanthropic Organizationsby Thomas J. Davis

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 21.99

    Religion in Philanthropic Organizations explores the tensions inherent in religious philanthropies across a variety of organizations and examines the effect assumptions about "professional, scientific, nonsectarian" philanthropy have had on how religious philanthropies carry out their activities. The organizations examined include the American Friends... more...

  • Faith-Based Policyby John Chandler

    Lexington Books 2013; US$ 74.99

    John Chandler?s Faith-Based Policy: A Litmus Test for Understanding Contemporary America provides insight into the faith-based policies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Chandler argues that the faith-based experiment is becoming increasingly entrenched in the institutional fabric of American government and culture and that analyzing it reveals... more...

  • Spiritual Diversity in Social Work Practiceby Edward R. Canda; Leola Dyrud Furman

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 54.99

    Many of the people served by social workers draw upon spirituality, by whatever names they call it, to help them thrive, to succeed at challenges, and to infuse their resources and relationships with meaning beyond mere survival value. This revised and expanded edition of a classic provides a comprehensive framework of values, knowledge, skills, and... more...

  • Churches' War on Povertyby Lyle E. Schaller

    Abingdon Press 2002; US$ 9.00

    When Congress approved the Economic Opportunity Act a new war on poverty was fully launched by the government. This book deals with the churches' involvement in that war. more...

  • God's Economyby Lew Daly; E. J. Dionne Jr.

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    President Obama has signaled a sharp break from many Bush Administration policies, but he remains committed to federal support for religious social service providers. Like George W. Bush?s faith-based initiative, though, Obama?s version of the policy has generated loud criticism?from both sides of the aisle?even as the communities that stand to... more...

  • Faith, Politics, and Powerby Rebecca Sager

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 27.99

    Section 104, a small provision of the 1996 Welfare Reform bill called "Charitable Choice," was the beginning of what we now know as the Faith-Based Initiative. Using data from multiple sources this book examines how and why states have been creating these policies and practices. The data reveal three key aspects of faith-based policy implementation... more...