Standing on Holy Common Ground
DescriptionMany critics have perceived a growing schism between the Black faith community and the wider African American community. The Black Church can be accused of a “benign neglect” of the very communities in which most of them were birthed and belong. In this book Lester Agyei McCorn conceptualizes an effective partnership to revitalize and mobilize the “church-in-community” by sharing a common story between congregants and residents, building consensus around common goals, and, thus, building common wealth. Utilizing the methods of liberation theology and church-based community development, this represents a praxis model that leads to reconciliation and restoration. This book asserts that a key for a renaissance can be found in the recovery of an Africentric communal ethos in order to reestablish a cultural and spiritual connection between the church and the community, a renewed Holy Common Ground.