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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My own family of origin is Polish American, which includes a distinctive racial,
ethnic, cultural, and social class heritage. I was raised in a large midwestern city
during the 1960s and 1970s, where my family worked in a variety of agricultural,
The "melting pot" theory envisioned that racial, ethnic, class, regional, religious,
and other cultural differences could be subsumed under the inclusive identity "
American." However, the efficacy of this vision as applied to pastoral care has
The fact that for many years Haitians and other racial/ethnic groups were
identified as high risk for this disease exacerbated the lack of knowledge and
understanding about transmission. It took years for advocates and activists to
insist that ...
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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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