Community, Law and Mission in Matthew's Gospel

Author: Paul Foster
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161482915
Category: Religion
Page: 294
View: 8030
Paul Foster contributes to Matthean scholarship by looking at the issues of the social location of the community, the role of law within that community and its attitude towards the Gentile mission. He shows why these topics have to be treated as interrelated parts of an overarching whole.

University-Community Partnerships

Universities in Civic Engagement
Author: Tracy Soska,Alice K Johnson Butterfield
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113643724X
Category: Education
Page: 286
View: 6616
Examine how your university can help solve the complex problems of your community Community Outreach Partnership Centers (COPC) sponsored by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have identified civic engagement and community partnership as critical themes for higher education. This unique book addresses past, present, and future models of university-community partnerships, COPC programs, wide-ranging social work partnerships that involve teaching, research, and social change, and innovative methods in the processes of civic engagement. The text recognizes the many professions, schools, and higher education institutions that contribute to advancing civic engagement through university-community partnerships. One important contribution this book makes to the literature of civic engagement is that it is the first publication that significantly highlights partnership contributions from schools of social work, which are rediscovering their community roots through these initiatives. University-Community Partnerships: Universities in Civic Engagement documents how universities are involved in creative individual, faculty, and program partnerships that help link campus and community-partnerships that are vital for teaching, research, and practice. Academics and practitioners discuss outreach initiatives, methods of engagement (with an emphasis on community organization), service learning and other teaching/learning methods, research models, participatory research, and “high-engagement” techniques used in university-community partnerships. The book includes case studies, historical studies, policy analysis, program evaluation, and curriculum development. University-Community Partnerships: Universities in Civic Engagement examines: the increasing civic engagement of institutions of higher education civic engagement projects involving urban nonprofit community-based organizations and neighborhood associations the developmental stages of a COPC partnership problems faced in evaluating COPC programs civic engagement based on teaching and learning how pre-tenure faculty can meet research, teaching, and service requirements through university-community partnerships developing an MSW program structured around a single concentration of community partnership how class, race, and organizational differences are barriers to equality in the civic engagement process University-Community Partnerships: Universities in Civic Engagement is one of the few available academic resources to address the importance of social work involvement in COPC programs. Social work educators, students, and practitioners, community organizers, urban planners, and anyone working in community development will find it invaluable in proving guidance for community problem solving, and creating opportunities for faculty, students, and community residents to learn from one another.


Author: Gerard Delanty
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415236850
Category: Social Science
Page: 227
View: 3278
With this introduction to the concept of community, Gerard Delanty analyses the origins of the idea in Western utopian thought and as an imagined primitive state equated with traditional societies in classical sociology and anthropology.

Community Colleges

A Reference Handbook
Author: David L. Levinson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576077667
Category: Education
Page: 255
View: 1387
The only overview of research on the uniquely American community college system, which is increasingly becoming the site of entry for students seeking a higher education. * Five narrative chapters address the history, evolution, and current issues facing community colleges * Three additional chapters include a chronology; a listing of organizations, associations, and agencies; and an annotated listing of print and nonprint resources

Community Education

Author: Claus G. Buhren
Publisher: Waxmann Verlag
ISBN: 9783830955214
Page: N.A
View: 683

Teaching Community

A Pedagogy of Hope
Author: Bell Hooks
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415968188
Category: Education
Page: 200
View: 7553
Combining critical thinking about education with autobiographical narratives, hooks invites readers to extend the discourse of race, gender, class and nationality beyond the classroom into everyday situations of learning.

The Virtual Community

Homesteading on the Electronic Frontier
Author: Howard Rheingold
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262261104
Category: Computers
Page: 480
View: 3951
Howard Rheingold has been called the First Citizen of the Internet. In this book he tours the "virtual community" of online networking. He describes a community that is as real and as much a mixed bag as any physical community -- one where people talk, argue, seek information, organize politically, fall in love, and dupe others. At the same time that he tells moving stories about people who have received online emotional support during devastating illnesses, he acknowledges a darker side to people's behavior in cyberspace. Indeed, contends Rheingold, people relate to each other online much the same as they do in physical communities.Originally published in 1993, The Virtual Community is more timely than ever. This edition contains a new chapter, in which the author revisits his ideas about online social communication now that so much more of the world's population is wired. It also contains an extended bibliography.

Peacemaking Circles

From Crime to Community
Author: Kay Pranis,Barry Stuart,Mark Wedge
Publisher: Living Justice Press
ISBN: 1937141012
Category: Law
Page: 277
View: 8353
"Peacemaking Circles - From Crime to Community is written by experienced circle practitioners. It reveals the values and principles of circles and how circles can be used to respond to crime, from attending to immediate hurts and needs to changing deeper causes, judges, defense attorneys, prosecuters, probation officers and police as well as victim advocates, offenders and community members can learn what makes the circle space uniquely conducive to working through the complex harms of crime in a good way."

Community Music

In Theory and In Practice
Author: Lee Higgins
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0199777837
Category: Music
Page: 229
View: 8743
In Community Music: In Theory and in Practice, Lee Higgins investigates an interventional approach to music making outside of formal teaching and learning situations. Working with historical, ethnographic, and theoretical research, Higgins provides a rich resource for those who practice, advocate, teach, or study community music, music education, music therapy, ethnomusicology, and community cultural development.

Community and Society

Author: Ferdinand Tonnies,Charles Price Loomis
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486424972
Category: Social Science
Page: 294
View: 8401
One of the first major studies of sociology, this book explores the clash between small-scale neighborhood-based communities and the large-scale competitive market society. It considers all aspects of life — political, economic, legal, family, religion and culture. Discusses construction of "selfhood" and "personhood," and modes of cognition, language, and understanding.

Where Do We Go from Here

Chaos or Community?
Author: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 080700068X
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
View: 593
In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., isolated himself from the demands of the civil rights movement, rented a house in Jamaica with no telephone, and labored over his final manuscript. In this prophetic work, which has been unavailable for more than ten years, he lays out his thoughts, plans, and dreams for America's future, including the need for better jobs, higher wages, decent housing, and quality education. With a universal message of hope that continues to resonate, King demanded an end to global suffering, asserting that humankind-for the first time-has the resources and technology to eradicate poverty.

The Community of Rights

Author: Alan Gewirth
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226288819
Category: Philosophy
Page: 380
View: 722
The Community of Rights provides a detailed explication of the fundamental rights of agency as derived from a single rationally justified principle of morality and develops the contents of economic and social rights as a basic part of human rights. A critical alternative to both "liberal" and "communitarian" views, this authoritative work will command the attention of anyone engaged in the debate over social and economic justice.

Foundations of Spiritual Formation

A Community Approach to Becoming Like Christ
Author: Paul Pettit
Publisher: Kregel Academic
ISBN: 0825495482
Category: Religion
Page: 318
View: 6633
This textbook for introductory spiritual formation courses presents the fundamentals and practices of the discipline. This collection includes presentations by several well-known evangelical scholars including Gordon Johnston, Darrell Bock, Richard Averbeck, Klaus Issler, and others.


The Structure of Belonging
Author: Peter Block
ISBN: 1442964812
Category: Social Science
Page: 392
View: 1268
This book is written to support those who care for the well-being of their community. It is for anyone who wants to be part of creating an organization, neighborhood, city, or country that works for all, and who has the faith and the energy to create such a place. I am one of those people. Whenever I am in a neighborhood or small town and see empty storefronts, watch people floating aimlessly on the sidewalks during school or working hours, pass by housing projects, or read about crime, poverty, or a poor environment in the places where our children and our brothers and sisters live, I am distressed and anguished. It has become impossible for me to ignore the fact that the world we are creating does not come close to fulfilling its promise. Along with this distress comes the knowledge that each of us, myself included, is participating in creating this world. If it is true that we are creating this world, then each of us has the power to heal its woundedness. This is not about guilt, it is about accountability. Citizens, in their capacity to come together and choose to be accountable, are our best shot at making a difference. This book is for all who are willing to take a leadership role that affirms the conviction that without a willingness to be accountable for our part in creating a strong and connected community, our desire to reduce suffering and increase happiness in the world becomes infinitely more difficult to fulfill. It is also based on the belief that in some way the vitality and connectedness of our communities will determine the strength of our democracy. ----From 'Community'

Community Development

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty
Author: Hennie Swanepoel,Frik De Beer
Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd
ISBN: 9780702171581
Category: Social Science
Page: 317
View: 7709
Now in its fourth edition, the extremely successful "Community Development" continues to be a definitive guide for community development workers. This useful, practical book contextualises poverty and explains the process of community development, with specific reference to the community development worker's role. Apart from context and process, it details the kinds of skills required by a community development worker, with particular attention being paid to the importance of communication. The book focuses on enabling the development worker to train others, thereby building capacity in the community and working towards breaking the poverty cycle. The authors have been involved in research projects locally and internationally. These projects have included rural development, housing, energy use, local government, training, and culture and medicine.

Community Psychology

Author: Norman Duncan (Ph. D.),Anthony Naidoo,Jace Pillay,Brett Bowman
Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd
ISBN: 9781919713977
Category: Community psychology
Page: 463
View: 2021
Book & CD. "Community Psychology" contains a rich diversity of insights and critical debates on the key theoretical, analytic, teaching, learning and action approaches in community psychology. The book offers an incisive examination of a range of contextual factors that influence the practice of community psychology in South Africa

Global Community

The Role of International Organizations in the Making of the Contemporary World
Author: Akira Iriye
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520231276
Category: Political Science
Page: 246
View: 8746
The author introduces readers to the philosophical underpinnings of the "global community," while illuminating the international institutions that made such a community possible in the real world. (Politics & Government)

Community Needs

Meeting Needs and Wants in Communities
Author: Jake Miller
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781404227804
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 24
View: 8679
Describes the basic differences between the needs and wants of a community.

Theology for the Community of God

Author: Stanley J. Grenz
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802847553
Category: Religion
Page: 691
View: 3227
This proven systematic theology represents the very best in evangelical theology. Stanley Grenz presents the traditional themes of Christian doctrine -- God, humankind, Christ, the Holy Spirit, the church, and the last things--all within an emphasis on God's central program for creation, namely, the establishment of community. Masterfully blending biblical, historical, and contemporary concerns, Grenz's respected work provides a coherent vision of the faith that is both intellectually satisfying and expressible in Christian living. Available for the first time in paperback.

Digital Storytelling

Capturing Lives, Creating Community
Author: Joe Lambert
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415627028
Category: Art
Page: 206
View: 2763
Listen deeply. Tell stories. This is the mantra of the Center for Digital Storytelling (CDS) in Berkeley California, which, since 1998 has worked with nearly 1,000 organizations around the world and trained more than 15,000 people in the art of digital storytelling. In this revised and updated edition of the CDS's popular guide to digital storytelling, co-founder Joe Lambert details the history and methods of digital storytelling practices. Using a "7 Steps" approach, Lambert helps storytellers identify the fundamentals of dynamic digital storytelling--from seeing the story, assembling it, and sharing it. As in the last edition, readers of the fourth edition will also find new explorations of the applications of digital storytelling and updated appendices that provide resources for budding digital storytellers, including information about past and present CDS-affiliated projects and place-based storytelling, a narrative-based approach to understanding experience and landscape. A companion website further brings the entire storytelling process to life. Over the years, the CDS's work has transformed the way that community activists, educators, health and human services agencies, business professionals, and artists think about story, media, culture, and the power of personal voice in creating change. For those who yearn to tell multimedia stories, Digital Storytelling is the place to begin.