Doing Justice: Congregations and Community Organizing

by Dennis A. Jacobsen. Augsburg Fortress , 2001.
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By setting up a clear outline of “the world as it is” over and against “the world as it should be,” Jacobsen, a Lutheran pastor and community organizer, offers a justification for and pathway into community organizing at the congregational level. Now nearly fifteen years old, this book has become a classic for congregations interested in taking their commitments to action on social justice issues to the next level, in partnership with other activist organizations, and as a community. Once the decision for greater leadership in social justice has been made, this book offers tools for making it happen, and understanding the factors at play in community organizing. A comprehensive study guide makes this book well suited to discussion in the congregational setting, and a thorough index and appendix open up additional resources as well.