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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Despite the official repudiation of racism throughout most faith communities,
including the Christian church, Dr. King observed that eleven o'clock on Sunday
mornings is the most segregated hour in America. He believed that churches play
believers, faith communities, religious organizations, as well as in daily
expressions of spiritual life. To be achieved, the spirit of antiracist pastoral care
needs to embrace the whole of religious life — worship, hospitality, evangelism,
Nor am I suggesting that racism has anything to do with the labels of "
conservative" or "progressive" extant in many faith communities. Racism is
embedded in U.S. faith communities from the colonial era, and the process of
maintaining it ...
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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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