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Ruth Braunstein, Todd Nicholas Fuist, and Rhys H. Williams

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781479854769

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479854769.001.0001

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Achieving and Leveraging Diversity through Faith-Based Organizing

Achieving and Leveraging Diversity through Faith-Based Organizing

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(p.29) 1 Achieving and Leveraging Diversity through Faith-Based Organizing
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Religion and Progressive Activism
Author(s):

Brad R. Fulton

Richard L. Wood

Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479854769.003.0002

Brad R. Fulton and Richard L. Wood’s chapter uses a national dataset of faith-based community organizing (FBCO) coalitions to provide an overview of an organizational field that is central to the progressive religious activist field as a whole. The chapter focuses on the high levels of religious diversity, racial/ethnic diversity, and socioeconomic diversity of the FBCO field, and argues that these groups draw on shared religious commitments to bridge their racial/ethnic and socioeconomic divides. Finally, they argue that in addition to the sheer scale of mobilization enabled by the FBCO infrastructure, this diversity constitutes faith-based organizing’s most significant source of power and most important credential for legitimacy in the public arena.

Keywords:   faith-based community organizing, religion, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic diversity, racial/ethnic diversity, religious diversity, legitimacy, power

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