Organizing for Social Change. Kim Bobo, et.al. Seven Locks
Mailing. Quarterly clipping service of community organizing
activities around the country. San Francisco, CA: The Organize
Training Center. Telephone: 415-821-6180.
Salt of the
Earth. Monthly magazine. Subscription $18/year. Contact
Salt of the Earth. 205 W. Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60606.
The Campaign for
3211 Fourth Street N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20017
This anti-poverty program of the U.S. bishops provides funding and
other assistance to low-income community organizing and
community-based economic development groups around the country. It
also assists dioceses in working with these groups. The national
office can put you in touch with your diocesan CHD director and can
identify CHD-funded groups in your community.
National Pastoral Life Center
299 Elizabeth Street
New York, NY 10012-2806
This professional association of Catholic Social Action Directors
offers information on national networks that sponsor local community
organizing projects and provides advice on what dioceses and
parishes can expect when they become involved in these groups. They
can also put you in touch with your diocesan social action director.
Here are a few of the many resources available on the topic of
building community and organizing for justice.
Makes Sense: Congregations and Community Organization. Gregory
F. Augustine Pierce. ACTA Publications, 1984.
Organizing. Prepared by the ROUNDTABLE. A guide for diocesan
social action offices on how to work with church-based community
organizations. Includes list of major training centers for
church-based organizing networks. Telephone: 212-431-7825.
Organization: The "How-to" Videos. Bruce Orenstein. ACTA
Organizations: A Church Model for the 90's" in America
(November 13, 1993).
"Consumer's Guide to
Organizer Training" in The Neighborhood Works
Faithjustice: An Introduction to Catholic Social Thought. Fred
Kammer, SJ. Paulist Press, 1977.
The Jesus We
Knew. James R. Jennings. Triumph Books. Examines the example of
Jesus as a call to participate in the transformation of society.
Moving Faith into Action. James R. Lund and Mary L.
Heidkamp. Paulist Press. Assists a parish social concerns committee
in developing social action efforts.