Street Saints: Renewing American Cities

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Templeton Press, 2006 - 320 páginas
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Based on eight years of hands-on experience and more than 300 interviews, Street Saints is both a book of motivational stories about unsung heroes and a sociological study of the "faith factor," documenting faith-based programs that are treating social maladies in America. This book takes readers on a tour of communities and institutions in America where faith-based initiatives are making a difference. It offers inspiration, role models, and guidelines for people who would like to give back to their own communities.

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Barbara J. Elliottis the founder of the Center for Renewal, which serves the leaders of faith-based groups. She is a Fellow of the Dominican School of Philanthropy and Philosophy, from which she received an honorary doctorate in 2006. President George W. Bush gave her an award for Human Rights in 2001, honoring her work with refugees and the poor. She is the author ofCandles Behind the Wall: Heroes of the Peaceful Revolution that Shattered Communism,and scores of articles on civic renewal. Barbara Elliott lives in Houston,Texas.

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