Committed “armies of compassion” : African American churches building and sustaining community.The Review of Black Political Economy (2003)
Faith-based organizations are more active in community economic development initiatives, yet their activities are limited to certain types of congregations in specific areas and under certain conditions. Using Vidal’s (2001) framework characterizing the advantages and disadvantages of FBOs and data from a case study of African American churches in one mid-sized post-industrial city in upstate NY to illustrate that churches are indeed involved in community revitalization efforts, the goal of this work is to highlight some of the project initiatives of African American churches engaged in community economic development, illuminating the intricate cultural role churches play in African American life.
Citation InformationSherri L. Wallace. "Committed “armies of compassion” : African American churches building and sustaining community." The Review of Black Political Economy Vol. 30 Iss. 4 (2003) p. 67 - 88 ISSN: 1936-4814
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