In speaking around the country in 2001 about how faith-based community organizing influences power in American cities, I was frequently asked by key funders and participants from PICO and other organizing networks what impact organizing has on the diverse faith communities that sponsor it. During 2002-2004, I worked with Interfaith Funders to answer this question, through a research project called the Congregational Development Research Study (CDRS, with major funding from the Ford Foundation). I here briefly describe the findings of that study as they relate to the PICO National Network.
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Wood, Richard L.. "Strengthening Your Faith Community through Organizing." (2010). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/soc_fsp/22