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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of this diversity. As soon as I make a generalization about "older adults" or about "
ministry with older adults," I must qualify my own generalizations. Pastoral care
with older adults, in whatever form, must begin with attending to diversity.
research on spiritual resiliency, I had the honor of meeting numerous older adults
who appear to think and feel at the fourth or fifth order; they are particularly able
at interpreting their lives in the light of their spiritual faith, at reframing the ...
1 . Use a proactive, rather than a reactive, approach (see charts one and two,
below). When a congregation wants to use the gifts that older adults have, and
plans in advance, they find that trust, care, and compassion replace fear, apathy,
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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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