Injustice and the Care of Souls: Taking Oppression Seriously in Pastoral Care
Pastoral care is often focused on individual problems, but much ofwhat harms and impedes us stems from the larger social maladies atwork in our lives. This unprecedented gathering of two dozen essaysdiscusses the realities of racism, sexism, heterosexism, ageism,ableism, and classism prevalent within the church and society in aneffort to broaden and inform pastoral caregivers with the knowledgeand the skills needed to respond effectively to oppressed andmarginalized persons. The volumes also help pastors to reflect on theways their own social location has an impact on their ministries andto gain familiarity with resources available to support pastoralcaregivers in a variety of contexts.
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African American women are faced with all of the challenges of being female in a
male-dominated society as well as the tremendous stresses of being persons of
color in a world characterized by white privilege. This dual stigma results in ...
and the harshness of hair straighteners, all in futile efforts to be accepted as
attractive, as women" (Jordan 1991, 53). Because many women connect self-
worth with physical attractiveness, African American women's concerns about
body size, ...
novels, and scholarly writings (Lewis 2004). Listening to and learning about the
challenges and celebrations these women face is one of the ways pastoral
caregivers can begin to take seriously African American women's reality.
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Those who seek to recover from oppression or care for those who are unable to, can turn to this collection of fact-based calls. They call for action. Blaine-Wallace piece on "Lamentation as Justice ... Volledige review lezen
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