Ep. 37 – Activism & Community Organizing

Geoffrey Nelson-Blake discusses faith-based activism and community organizing.

Geoffrey Nelson-Blake has served for a decade as an Adventist pastor and community organizer and will enter a PhD program in Religion and Practice in Fall 2019 at the Graduate Theological Union. His writing has been featured in The Washington Post, Religious Dispatches, and in contribution to the book Do Justice: Our Call to Faithful Living.


Doing Justice: Congregations and Community Organizing (Dennis A. Jacobsen, 2001)

Faith in Action: Religion, Race, and Democratic Organizing in America (Richard L. Wood, 2002)

Building a People of Power: Equipping Churches to Transform Their Communities (Robert C. Linthicum, 2006)

Bonus: Chapter 12, “Advocates for Social Change,” by Jeff Boyd in Church and Society: Missiological Challenges for the Seventh-Day Adventist Church (Rudi Maier, ed., 2015) [shameless self-promotion]


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