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By Peter Slade

Project Mississippi is the most important interracial ecumenical church-based racial reconciliation crew within the usa. Peter Slade bargains a sustained exam of no matter if the Mission's version of racial reconciliation (which stresses one-on-one, person friendships between spiritual humans of alternative races) can successfully handle the difficulty of social justice. Slade argues that undertaking Mississippi's target of "changing Mississippi one dating at a time" is either a realistic procedure and a theological assertion of desire for social and financial switch in Mississippi. rigorously tracing the organization's concepts of biracial church partnerships and sponsorships of enormous civic occasions, and intercessory prayer breakfast teams, he concludes that they do certainly supply desire for not just for racial reconciliation yet for allowing the mobilization of white monetary and social strength to profit broad-based neighborhood improvement. while, he truthfully conveys the significant stumbling blocks to the good fortune of those thoughts. Slade's paintings comes out of the colourful Lived Theology move, which appears on the methods theologies transcend philosophical writings to an embodiment within the grassroots lives of spiritual humans. Drawing on wide interviews and observations of challenge Mississippi actions, church assets, and theological texts, this publication is critical not just for students of theology and race family but additionally Southern reviews and spiritual studies.

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