- Atlanta University and Clark Atlanta University Theses and Dissertations
- An analysis of the black church in Atlanta politics, 2011
- Penosen, Tayo E.
- Contributor to Resource:
- Awomolo, Abi, Gibrill
Hashim, Whelchel, Love H.
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- Degrees, Academic
- United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.749, -84.38798
- Degree Type: dissertation
Degree Name: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Date of Degree: 2011
Granting Institution: Clark Atlanta University
Department/ School: School of Arts and Sciences, Political Science
The black church plays a significant role within the black community. However, an examination of the changing role of the black church is necessary as it continues to evolve. This study examines the types and patterns of participation of black churches within the political arena and the community so that: (1) an understanding of past and present contributions of the black church to the political welfare needs of African Americans can be developed and (2) based on the above, the potential of the black church as an institution for social service and social action can be considered in the formulation of the future of political policy and social planning. The research also proved that it is necessary to further define the traditional black church as a necessary shaper of public policy. In fact, what can be inferred from the research is that the traditional black church must reflect in its leadership persons who are active participants in the life of the community. In this regard, the research is emphatic about the role of the traditional black church that it is to continue to be an advocate for community needs, expectations, and system change. This research reemphasized the role of the church as a public conduit for relating community needs and engaging societal issues.
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- Clark Atlanta University