[URBANTH-L]CFP: Session at 2008 SfAA on faith-based NGOs in the U.S.
DrJAdkins at aol.com
DrJAdkins at aol.com
Tue Oct 2 18:29:04 EDT 2007
We are seeking 3-4 additional participants for a double session on the topic
of faith-based NGOs in the United States. Organizers are Julie Adkins
(Southern Methodist University), Tara Hefferan (Central Michigan University), and
Laurie Occhipinti (Clarion College). Session title and abstract are:
Bridging the Gaps: Faith-Based NGOs in the U.S.
Faith-based organizations (FBOs) have long been designers and deliverers of
social services. Yet, in recent years, their roles have become increasingly
visible and often controversial, in part because of George W. Bush’s call for
and institutionalization of the Office for Faith-based Initiatives. This
panel is an examination of FBOs in the US, the varied needs they meet, and the
gaps they seek to fill. In exploring the links between faith and social
action, the papers on the panel problematize notions of “social justice,” “
partnership,” and “faith-based organization” while also considering the
(re)making of “state responsibility” in a neoliberal era.
On board so far with us (with working titles or topics) are:
Julie Adkins, Southern Methodist University (faith-based responses to
homelessness in Dallas TX)
Janet Bauer, Trinity College, "What's Islam Got to Do with It? Faith-Based
Organziations and Refugee Resettlement in the Greater Hartford Area"
Will Garriott, Princeton University
Gay Moore, Chattanooga State Community College (Bradley Initiative for
Church and Community, TN)
Leah Mundell, JobPath, Tucson, AZ, "A Theology of Presence: Faith
Partnerships with U.S. Public Schools"
Elizabeth Nanas, Wayne State University, "Figuring Faith in a Brave New
Please reply with title and proposed 100-word abstract by October 9 (to
_DrJAdkins at aol.com_ (mailto:DrJAdkins at aol.com) )in order to be considered for
addition to this panel. Thanks!
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