ERIC Number: ED119898
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Who Needs Rural America? The Church and the Nonmetropolitan Community in a Changing Society.
Klimoski, Victor J., Ed.; Krile, James F., Ed.
The product of a lecture series on the role of the rural church and community in the face of a changing society, this collection of 13 speeches includes: (1) "The Face of Poverty: An Economist's View" (insights into the process of identifying and serving the rural poor, emphasizing interdependence); (2) "Regionalism as a New Basis for Planning" (local initiative via use of the regional commission concept); (3) "Industrial Development in the Nonmetropolitan Community" (a Minnesota case history); (4) "National Farmer's Organization: Economic Strength Through Cooperation" (cooperation between farm and business interests); (5) "The University's Participation in Community Development" (emphasizes need for college-community interaction); (6) "Social Action in a Pluralistic Church" ("creative pluralism" proposed as a model for both community and church); (7) "Opportunities for Renewed Rural Ministry" (prescriptive steps); (8) "Cooperatives: An Opportunity for Effective Ministry Among the Poor" (emphasizes the minister's need to identify with and participate in community aspirations); (9) "The Functional Area and the Church's Mission" (use of systems analysis to affect change); (10) "Understanding Prejudice"; (11) "Leisure as a Way of Life" (leisure as freedom); (12) "Conservation of Natural Resources: A Biblical Responsibility"; (13) "Man's Future in a Changing Society" (creative acceptance of change). (JC)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Change Strategies, Church Role, Community Development, Conservation (Environment), Cooperatives, Futures (of Society), Leisure Time, Regional Planning, Rural Areas, Rural Urban Differences, Social Action, Social Change, Speeches, Systems Analysis
Book Service, Continuing Education Program, St. John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota 56321 ($1.65 each, $1.80 mail orders; 5-9 $1.50 each; 10-19 $1.40 each; 20-29 $1.30 each; 30-plus $1.15 each)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Saint John's Univ., Collegeville, Minn.