To some, the notion of mixing religious groups and community organizing may seem a pleasing prospect, an idea long overdue.
To others, it may be anathema. Like it or not, however, this blending is a reality that has been forged in streets and meeting halls day by day, from the very beginnings of our country to the present-day touchstones of President Barack Obama. How do we make sense of American society's mix of religion and politics?
When Faith Storms the Public Square answers that question by challenging citizens of all stripes to consider faith-based community organizing as a constructive force in building democracy. This contemporary and historical study of a largely unexamined topic is by turns inspiring and provocative.
It also points us to newly understood insights that can change our world for the betterment of all.