Congregations of faith seek to live out the call of their faith traditions in a culture experiencing enormous change. One of the key shifts continuing to occur is the pressure experienced by families and communities in a culture of rising individualism and global economics.The emerging market-driven economy is expanding to influence more than just the acquisition of things. Relationships and communities are now being seen as commodities that are bought and sold.
religious communities, community organizing
Flaherty, Mary Ann Ford and Richard L. Wood. "Renewing Congregations: The Contribution of Faith-Based Community Organizing." (2002). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/soc_fsp/6