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The Congregational Social Work Education Initiative: Toward a Vision for Community Health through Religious Tradition and Philanthropy

by 1,*, 1,†, 2,† and 1
1
Department of Social Work, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, PO Box 26170, Greensboro, NC 27402, USA
2
Department of Sociology and Social Work, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, 1601 E, Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27411, USA
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Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
These authors contributed equally to this work.
Academic Editor: Robert Wineberg
Religions 2016, 7(6), 62; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel7060062
Received: 16 March 2016 / Revised: 3 May 2016 / Accepted: 18 May 2016 / Published: 27 May 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Religion, Welfare and Social Service Provision: Common Ground)
The relationship between social work field education, religiously affiliated organizations, and local philanthropic organizations is explored in this case study of a grant-funded project called the Congregational Social Work Education Initiative. Religiously affiliated organizations have traditionally been involved in the provision of social welfare services; yet, social work education has not embraced this tradition in ways that are intentional. Additionally, the impact of religion-based traditions on philanthropy is interesting and, here, this relationship is explored through tracing the history of a prominent family in the community of Greensboro, North Carolina. The unlikely collaboration between social work field education, religiously affiliated organizations, and a local philanthropic community health entity yields some interesting considerations for how communities can come together toward a vision of improved health. View Full-Text
Keywords: congregational social work; community health; parish nursing; philanthropy; health congregational social work; community health; parish nursing; philanthropy; health
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Poole, J.; Rife, J.; Moore, W.; Pearson, F. The Congregational Social Work Education Initiative: Toward a Vision for Community Health through Religious Tradition and Philanthropy. Religions 2016, 7, 62. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel7060062

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Poole J, Rife J, Moore W, Pearson F. The Congregational Social Work Education Initiative: Toward a Vision for Community Health through Religious Tradition and Philanthropy. Religions. 2016; 7(6):62. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel7060062

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Poole, Jay, John Rife, Wayne Moore, and Fran Pearson. 2016. "The Congregational Social Work Education Initiative: Toward a Vision for Community Health through Religious Tradition and Philanthropy" Religions 7, no. 6: 62. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel7060062

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