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Author Day, Keri.

Title Unfinished business : Black women, the Black church, and the struggle to thrive in America / Keri Day.

Publication Info. Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, [2012]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  277.3 D274U    Check Shelf
Description x, 180 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-172) and index.
Summary This portrayal of the poverty of black women in this country describes the unemployment, underemployment, isolation, and lack of assets they typically experience. The author also takes on and demolishes the common stereotypes that castigate poor black women as "morally problematic and dependent on the money of good tax-paying citizens." She then calls on the black churches to become potential agents of change and leaders in addressing the unequal social and economic structures that hold captive these poor women. The goal is to empower poor black women to develop assets that will prevent long-term poverty and allow them to flourish.
Contents Black women's poverty revisited -- Is the Black church "home" for poor Black women? -- Saving poor Black women : faith-based initiatives -- We too are America -- Guilty until proven innocent -- The unfinished business of the Poor People's Campaign : a new gender and sexual politics -- A new kind of prosperity gospel -- An asset-building policy approach -- Building a movement to end poverty.
Subject African American churches.
Church work with women -- United States.
Church work with the poor -- United States.
African American churches. (OCoLC)fst00799090
Church work with the poor. (OCoLC)fst00861115
Church work with women. (OCoLC)fst00861136
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Weibliche Schwarze.
Soziale Gerechtigkeit.
Schwarze Theologie.
United States.
ISBN 9781570759819 (paperback)
1570759812 (paperback)
9781608332151 (ebook)
1608332152 (ebook)
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