Mobilizing Hope Faith-Inspired Activism for a Post-Civil Rights Generation

ISBN-10: 0830838376

ISBN-13: 9780830838370

Edition: 2010

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Description: Martin Luther King Jr. read the words of the apostle Paul to the church in Rome--"Be transformed by the renewing of your mind"--as a call not to retreat from the world but to lead the world into the kingdom of God, where peace and justice reign. In King's day the presenting problem was entrenched racism; the movement of God was a revolution in civil rights and human dignity. Now Adam Taylor draws insights from that movement to the present, where the burden of the world is different but the need is the same. See what today's transformed nonconformists are doing at home and abroad to keep in step with the God of justice and love, and find ways you can join the new nonconformists in an activism of hope.

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List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 9/28/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 238
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Adam Russell Taylor is vice president of advocacy at World Vision, USA. He recently completed a yearlong fellowship at the White House, and he formerly served as the Senior Political Director at Sojourners, where he was responsible for leading the organization's advocacy, coalition building and constituency outreach. He has also served as the executive director of Global Justice, an organization that educates and mobilizes students around global human rights and economic justice. Before cofounding Global Justice, he worked as an associate at the Harvard University Carr Center for Human Rights and as an urban fellow in the Department of Housing Preservation and Development in New York City. Taylor is a graduate of Emory University, the Kennedy School of Government and the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology. He is also an ordained associate minister at First Baptist Church in Washington, D.C..

Jim Wallis was born in Detroit, Michigan on June 4, 1948. He graduated from Michigan State University and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is an evangelical Christian writer and political activist, best known as the founder and editor of Sojourners Magazine and of the Washington, D.C.-based Christian community of the same name. He has written numerous books including The Great Awakening; Reviving Faith and Politics in a Post-Religious Right America (2008), God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It (2005), Faith Works: How Faith Based Organizations Are Changing Lives, Neighborhoods, and America (2000), The Soul of Politics: Beyond Religious Right and Secular Left (1995) and The Call to Conversion (1981).

Foreward: The Next Generation
Introduction: The Transformed Nonconformist
Activism Is a Story of Faith
Getting to the Root Cause of Injustice
Following a Holistic Jesus
Pragmatic Solidarity & Hopeful Activism
The Character of Transformed Nonconformism
Redeeming the American Dream: From Rugged Individualism to the Beloved Community
New Wine for a Changed World
Racial Reconciliation and Racial Justice
From Narrow Nationalism to Global Leadership and Citizenship
From Solely Service to Civic Discipleship
Conclusion: A Lifetime Sojourn
Epilogue
Afterword
Transformed Nonconformists
Notes
Acknowledgments
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