Recommended Readings

VOICE leaders embark upon a wide range of trainings and readings around building and sustaining a broad-based organization. Below are current recommended readings for our leaders or those interested in becoming leaders.

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About Organizing with the Industrial Areas Foundation:

Cold Anger: A Story of Faith and Power Politics, Mary Beth Rogers, 1990

Blessed are the Organized: Grassroots Democracy in America, Jeffrey Stout, 2012

Going Public: An Organizer's Guide to Citizen Action, Michael Gecan, 2004

Effective Organizing for Congregational Renewal, Michael Gecan, 2008

Reveille for a New Generation: Organizers and Leaders Reflect on Power, Gregory F. Augustine Pierce, editor, 2020

Theological Reflections:

A Christian Justice for the Common Good, Tex Sample, 2016

Doing Justice: Christians and Community Organizing, Dennis A Jacobsen, 2001

Transforming Power: Biblical Strategies for Making a Difference in Your Community, Robert Linthicum, 2003

Reflecting with Scripture On Community Organizing, Rev. Jeffrey Krehbeil, 2010