The Church's Role in the City
Large parts of Brooklyn, Harlem, and the South Bronx, once so battered as to be national symbols of urban ruin, have been rebuilt. The involvement of local government was essential (especially in land disposition and financing), but vital catalysts in many instances were local community groups, especially congregations, who prayed, organized, and invested their resources and lives in renewing their neighborhoods. Today, as people herald a 'renaissance' in neighborhoods such as the South Bronx and Harlem, it is important to remember that the commitment of the churches often made the initial and most substantial differences" (Mark Gornik,To Live in Peace, 14–15).
Urban Ministry Conference at Tenth Church
March 6–8, 2009
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