ERIC Number: ED034113
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Religion and Social Change.
Gregory, Marion, Ed.
This volume contains the proceedings of a conference of social scientists and ministers on "Religion and Social Change" held at the North Carolina State University (Raleigh). Five seminars were held on the topics of (1) economic progress; (2) the distribution of income, status, and power; (3) the local community decision-making process; (4) maximizing the economy for development; and (5) organizing the church for social change. Among the more specific items discussed were: the meaning and measurement of economic progress; agricultural policy; economic change in the South; the distribution of the poor; the causes and politics of poverty; the power structure in North Carolina; the church and alternative strategies for change; the church and regional planning; labor unions and full employment; work and leisure; and manpower training programs. There was extensive discussion of ways to organize the church for social change including changing social functions of the church; new types of parish church renewal; ways of allocating church resources to deal with social problems; and the social impact of liturgy. Appendixes include reading lists on the subjects discussed. (dm)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Bibliographies, Church Programs, Church Role, Clergy, Decision Making, Disadvantaged, Economic Progress, Employment, Government Role, Income, Leisure Time, Monetary Systems, Power Structure, Religion, Rural Areas, Social Action, Social Change, Social Problems, Urban Areas, Violence
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Agricultural Policy Inst.
Identifiers: United States (South)