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Prophetic Activism: Progressive Religious Justice Movements in Contemporary America

Helene Slessarev-Jamir


While the links between conservative Christians and politics have been drawn strongly in recent years, coming to embody what many think of as religious activism, the profoundly religious nature of community organizing and other more left-leaning justice work has been largely overlooked. This is the first broad comparative examination of progressive religious activism in the United States. Set up as a counter-narrative to religious conservatism, the book offers readers a deeper understanding of the richness and diversity of contemporary religious activism. It offers five case studies of major p ... More

Keywords: religious conservatism, politics, religious activism, religious justice movements, community organizing, worker justice, rights work, peace-making, reconciliation, global anti-poverty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780814741238
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814741238.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Helene Slessarev-Jamir, author