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Faith in Action for Neighborhood Redemption

in God and Government in the Ghetto

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780226642062
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226642086 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226642086.003.0005
Faith in Action for Neighborhood Redemption

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This chapter examines the efforts of a set of African American churches to redevelop the four neighborhoods in New York City through the services of church-associated agencies, primarily community development corporations (CDCs). The activity churches in Harlem, Bedford-Stuyvesant, South Jamaica, and Morrisania chartered CDCs to address neighborhood needs, to manifest their faith, and to expand their provision of social welfare services. The African Americans also called for government action through their churches.

Keywords: African American churches; church-associated agencies; community development corporations; New York City; faith; social welfare services; Harlem; Bedford-Stuyvesant; South Jamaica; Morrisania

Chapter.  9061 words. 

Subjects: US Politics

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