ERIC Number: ED031336
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1962
Reference Count: 0
The Church's Concern for Communities with a Rural Nonfarm Population in the Northeast U. S. A.
Van Horn, George A., Ed.; And Others
A workshop was held in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to determine how the Lutheran Church might best serve the rural nonfarm population of the Northeast. Some of the topics discussed were: (1) the rural nonfarm family, (2) community development, and (3) serving a heterogeneous population. Attention was focused on psychological problems that can develop from escapism from a city situation, prejudice toward racial and religious groups, and prejudice of natives regarding newcomers. Some of the suggestions for pastors in coping with community and individual problems were: (1) be informed, (2) interpret social change, (3) make the Gospel relevant, and (4) be part of the working team. (RH)
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Authoring Institution: National Lutheran Council, Chicago, IL.