No Innocent Bystanders: Becoming an Ally in the Struggle for Justice  -     By: Shannon Craigo-Snell, Christopher Doucot
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No Innocent Bystanders: Becoming an Ally in the Struggle for Justice

Westminster John Knox Press / 2017 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 144
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0664262627
ISBN-13: 9780664262624

Publisher's Description

The struggle for justice is ongoing. In answering the biblical call to act justly and love mercifully, can Christians cross lines of privilege to walk humbly not only with God but with their marginalized neighbors as well? No Innocent Bystanders looks at the role of allies in social justice movements and asks what works, what doesn’t, and why. It explains what allies legitimately can accomplish, what they can’t, and what kind of humility and clarity is required to tell the difference.

This book is a start-up guide for spiritual or religious people who are interested in working for social justice but don’t know how or where to begin, drawing on the lessons of history, the framework of Christian ideas, and the insights of contemporary activists. It offers practical guidance on how to meaningfully and mindfully advocate alongside all who struggle for a more just society.

Author Bio

Shannon Craigo-Snell is Professor of Theology at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

Christopher J. Doucot is cofounder of the Hartford Catholic Worker community in Hartford, Connecticut.

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