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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... what should be obvious, every older adult is a unique individual with a unique
personal history. Against ageism, which, like all prejudices, attempts to
homogenize people, SENIOR ADULTS AND A NEW STDRY FDR PASTORAL
Ageism: Narratives. of. Division. Is not the cup of blessing that we bless a sharing
in the blood of Christ? Is not the bread that we break a sharing in the body of
Christ? Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all ...
As I learned of their strength and resiliency, their rich gifts for ministry, and their
wise insight, my own ageism decreased. What a contrast spiritually strong elders
in our congregations present to the stereotypes that so infect our culture!
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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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