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About "Building Stronger Communities"
A very readable book that examines in a lucid and practical way means by which communities can be strengthened. The book differs from comparable volumes in that it includes extensive material on communities of interest, as well as those based on locality. It includes useful principles and pointers for students, community workers, designated community leaders, policy makers and ordinary citizens.
Meet the Authors
Philip Hughes is the senior research officer of the Christian Research Association. He has worked for the CRA since it was established in 1985. Philip Hughes has post-graduate degrees in philosophy, education and theology. His doctorate in theology involved a study of the expression of the Christian faith in the Thai contextPhilip Hughes works four days per week for the CRA. He is also employed by Edith Cowan University on projects on church and community and insecurity and well-being.He is the author of a number of books on Austrlain Culture and Mission including Putting Life Together, Handbook For Cross-Cultural Ministry, Exploring What Australians Value and Building Stronger Communities.
Alan Black is the literary manager of San Franciscoas famous bookish venue Edinburgh Castle Pub. His work has been published in the "San Francisco Chronicle, Salon.com," and "The Christian Science Monitor," He is cofounder of the Scottish Cultural and Arts Foundation and coeditor of "Public House," an anthology. This is his first book.
Peter Kaldor is a primary researcher and writer with the NCLS (Natioanl Chruch Life Survey, Australia), and is past director of NCLS. He is currently responsible for developing our leadership resources that are planned for 2007. Peter's desire is that all people in the church discover that they can have a role in leadership. He is the author and editor of many books Build My Church, Taking Stock: Profile of Australian Church Attenders, Why People Don't Go To Church, Burnout In Church Leaders and Mission Under The Microscope.