ERIC Number: ED076165
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Church, The University and Urban Society.
National Council of Churches of Christ, New York, NY. Dept. of Higher Education.
This document presents the report of a project designed to examine the relationship of higher education to urban society and to develop purposes and programs that the churches, community groups, institutions of higher education, and other organizations may pursue so that higher education in its various forms can be more responsive to the critical needs of urban life. The statement reflects a primary concern about the events in which campus and church interact in affecting urban society. Since other institutions, such as finance, business and government, exert enormous power in this society, the tasks of educational and religious institutions must be conceived with realism about such facts and with imagination about the forces that can shape the future. The three themes dealt with are (1) a vision for society, (2) the empowerment and the social dynamic required for people to achieve the vision, and (3) the work ahead for universities and churches in fostering that vision and that dynamic. (Author/HS)
Descriptors: Church Responsibility, Church Role, Educational Responsibility, Higher Education, School Community Relationship, Social Responsibility, Urban Education, Urban Environment
Department of Higher Education, National Council of Churches, 475 Riverside Drive, New York, New York 10027 (single copies $.50 each; ten copies or more $.35 each)
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Authoring Institution: National Council of Churches of Christ, New York, NY. Dept. of Higher Education.