Blessed Are the Organized (E–book)

  • Hardcover
  • 346
  • Blessed Are the Organized
  • Jeffrey L. Stout
  • English
  • 10 July 2019
  • 9780691135861

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Blessed Are the Organized Read & Download Ü 104 Action Their goal is to hold big government and big business accountable In this important new book Jeffrey Stout bears witness to the successes and failures of progressive grassroots organizing and the daunting forces now arrayed against it Stout tells vivid stories of people fighting entrenched economic and political interests around the country From parents and teachers striving to overcome gang violence in South Central Los Angeles to a Latino priest north of the Rio Grande who brings his parish into a citi. This book is mostly interesting and useful because it articulates both the how and the why of faith based and some secular broad based relational organizing Stout really fronts the details of particular people and their stories and fights which makes this an engaging read and then there s theorizing about democracy in the second half which I wasn t expecting A good inside scoop of what IAF organizing is all about

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Blessed Are the Organized Read & Download Ü 104 In an America where the rich and fortunate have free rein to do as they please can the ideal of liberty and justice for all be anything but an empty slogan Many Americans are doubtful and have withdrawn into apathy and cynicism But thousands of others are not ready to give up on democracy just yet Working outside the notice of the national media ordinary citizens across the nation are meeting in living rooms church basements synagogues and schools to identify shared concerns select and cultivate leaders and take. Democratic political power derives from being organized Every seminary student college radical know it all activist well meaning do gooder and non profiteer should read this book and soon Stout champions Saul Alinksy style organizing as a crucial missing piece of the democratic puzzle He travels with IAF organizers clergy and laypeople through the successes and challenges of grassroots organizing from Katrina refugees in Houston to the shantytowns north of the Mexican border Along the way he carefully and precisely gives historical examples to underwrite his analysis of true democratic practices Stout shows how power is built one meeting at a time how elites can be held accountable by citizens how Churches must be the anchor for nodes of associations and how and why citizens win If you re not as interested in political theory and what this all means for religion in America Michael Gecan s excellent Going Public is the first book to read on Alinsky style organizing

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Blessed Are the Organized Read & Download Ü 104 Zens' organization to the New Orleans residents who get out the vote by taking a jazz band through streets devastated by Hurricane Katrina Stout describes how these ordinary people conceive of citizenship how they acuire and exercise power and how religious ideas and institutions contribute to their successes The most important book on organizing and grassroots democracy in a generation Blessed Are the Organized is a passionate and hopeful account of how our endangered democratic principles can be put into actio. just started this book but am already hooked course it helps to iknow some of the protaganists personally including yours truly interested in stories of grassroots democracy as forged by some of the best organizers in the country then this book is for youprof Stout has a captivating writing style that makes it difficult to put the book down