Martin Luther King Jr. read the words of the apostle Paul to the church in Rome--"Be transformed by the renewing of your mind"--as a call not to retreat from the world but to lead the world into the kingdom of...
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Martin Luther King Jr. read the words of the apostle Paul to the church in Rome--"Be transformed by the renewing of your mind"--as a call not to retreat from the world but to lead the world into the kingdom of God, where peace and justice reign. In King's day the presenting problem was entrenched racism; the movement of God was a revolution in civil rights and human dignity. Now Adam Taylor draws insights from that movement to the present, where the burden of the world is different but the need is the same.
^^Jim Wallis writes in the foreword, Mobilizing Hope^Faith-Inspired Activism for a Post-Civil Rights Generation is a story of how Adam and many of his cohorts are shaping the next strategies for faith-based social change; a theology for social justice; a spirituality for young activists; a handbook for those who want to experiment with activism and search out their own vocation in the world; and a strategy manual that draws lessons from past movements for change."
^^See what today's transformed nonconformists are doing at home and abroad to keep in step with the God of justice and love, and find ways you can join the new nonconformists in an activism of hope.
Adam Russell Taylor recently completed a yearlong fellowship at the White House. He was formerly the Senior Political Director at Sojourners, where he was responsible for leading the organization's advocacy, coalition building and constituency outreach. He has also served as the executive director of Global Justice, an organization that educates and mobilizes students around global human rights and economic justice.
Before cofounding Global Justice, he worked as an associate at the Harvard University Carr Center for Human Rights and as an urban fellow in the Department of Housing Preservation and Development in New York City. Taylor is a graduate of Emory University, the Kennedy School of Government and the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology. He is also an ordained associate minister at First Baptist Church in Washington, D.C..
- Foreward: The Next Generation By Jim Wallis
- Introduction: The Transformed Nonconformist
- 1 Activism Is A Story Of Faith
- 2 Getting To The Root Cause Of Injustice
- 3 Following A Holistic Jesus
- 4 Pragmatic Solidarity & Hopeful Activism
- 5 The Character Of Transformed Nonconformism
- 6 Redeeming The American Dream: From Rugged Individualism To The Beloved Community
- 7 New Wine For A Changed World
- 8 Racial Reconciliation And Racial Justice
- 9 From Narrow Nationalism To Global Leadership And Citizenship
- 10 From Solely Service To Civic Discipleship
- Conclusion: A Lifetime Sojourn
- Afterword By Congressman John Lewis
- Transformed Nonconformists