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ERIC Number: EJ1023289
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-4087
Religious Education and the Communal Shaping of a Christian Social Consciousness: The Testimony of César Chávez
Ospino, Hosffman
Religious Education, v108 n4 p403-417 2013
At the heart of the Christian experience lies the conviction that justice and freedom are essential to build communities where God's love is authentically experienced by all. Such conviction emerges as part of an intentional process of faith formation that begins at home and must be constantly nurtured throughout the life cycle. This article argues that the shaping of a Christian social consciousness is an exercise that involves the work of many: family, mentors, religious educators, community of believers, and the larger society. The article is structured around the life and words of Catholic labor organizer César Chávez. It highlights how he was introduced to key elements of Christianity that shaped his work and examines the effects of his Gospel-inspired actions to achieve conditions of justice and freedom for many during his lifetime.
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Language: English
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