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:

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This chapter sums up the key findings of this study on the collaboration of African American churches with city government. Activist African American churches collaborate with government to address the needs of low-income black neighborhoods in cities, and their actions emerge from and continue earlier efforts to resolve racial inequities in cities. The chapter considers the continued political utility of these churches on behalf of low-income black urban neighborhoods and identifies new subjects for research that would advance our knowledge of church–state collaboration as political action practiced by activist African American churches.

Keywords: African American churches; city government; church–state collaboration; black neighborhood; racial inequities; political action

Chapter.  2657 words. 

Subjects: US Politics

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