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Diversity and the Common Good

Civil Society, Religion, and Catholic Sisters in a Small City
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ISBN-13:
9780739181539
Einband:
Ebook
Seiten:
180
Autor:
Meg Wilkes Karraker
Serie:
Lexington Books
eBook Typ:
Adobe Digital Editions
eBook Format:
EPUB
Kopierschutz:
2 - DRM Adobe
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

DedicationAbout the Author
In Appreciation
Prologue
Chapter 1: Introduction: Approaching Bluffton by the Great River Road
Chapter 2: Diversity Comes to the Heartland: "The Guts to Do Something About Racism"
Chapter 3: Civil Society, Community Virtues
Chapter 4: Catholic Values: The Sixty-Five Percent Solution?
Chapter 5: Catholic Sisters: Hands, Hearts, and Spirit
Chapter 6: From Social Networks to Spirited Capital: "Bluffton Loves Her Sisters!"
Chapter 7: Conclusions: Diversity and the Common Good
Epilogue
Appendices
Research Methodologies
Tables and Figures
References
Index

Diversity and the Common Good: Civil Society, Religion, and Catholic Sisters in a Small City examines how Catholic Sisters and their congregations have been critical nodes in religious and civil networks, investing their social capital to address one of the most pressing issues facing American communities today: diversity. "Bluffton," situated in America's heartland, is revealed as a community that has confronted racism of the ugliest kind and chosen to work toward a good society for its citizens, driven by the concerted efforts of its Catholic Sisters and highly committed civic and religious actors. Blending quantitative and qualitative data collected over three years and scholarship on civil society, Meg Wilkes Karraker's narrative style engages scholars from sociology, political science, public administration, and religious, but also speaks to community leaders and citizens seeking to understand how they can act on behalf of the common good in their own communities. Notably, Diversity and the Common Good tells the story of a community that "works!" Given recent criticisms of American Sisters by the Vatican, this story of the great good done by Sisters must be told now.