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Gender and Diversity Issues in Religious-Based Institutions and Organizations

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As religions grow and evolve, they adapt to their current circumstances, with new ideologies often deviating dramatically from their roots. The variety of religious institutions in modern society necessitates a focus on diversity and inclusiveness in the interactions between organizations of different religions, cultures, and viewpoints. Gender and Diversity Issues in Religious-Based Institutions and Organizations elucidates the impact of gender identity and race within religious-based institutions and organizations. Policymakers, academicians, researchers, government officials, and religious leaders will find this text useful in furthering their research related to inclusiveness and diversity in their respective roles. This essential reference source builds on the available literature on gender and diversity issues in religious-based settings and contexts with chapters relating to race relations in the Churches of Christ, the role of women in religious movements in Latin America, gay-straight alliances at religious-based colleges and universities, and lessons and insights for religious institutions and faculty.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
    1. THE CHALLENGE
    2. SEARCHING FOR A SOLUTION
    3. ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK
    4. REFERENCES
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Chapter 1: Spiritual Health Identity
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. PIVOTING THE CENTER WITH BLACK WOMEN
    5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Chapter 2: Becoming ‘Multi-Racial'
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND: A BRIEF HISTORY OF KENYA YWCA, 1912-1955
    4. BECOMING ‘MULTI-RACIAL’: KENYA YWCA 1955-1965
    5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Chapter 3: Body Image and Wellbeing in Religious Male and Female Youth in Israel
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
    4. METHOD
    5. RESULTS
    6. DISCUSSION
    7. CONCLUSION AND EDUCATIONAL APPLICATIONS
    8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Chapter 4: Psychological Essentialism
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND: CAMERON – A CASE STUDY
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER: PSYCHOLOGICAL ESSENTIALISM
    5. PSYCHOLOGICAL ESSENTIALISM AND CAMPUS CLIMATE
    6. PSYCHOLOGICAL VS. PHYSICAL SEPARATION
    7. RECOMMENDATIONS AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Chapter 5: Laborare est Orare
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THE APPROACH
    4. CONCLUSION
    5. REFERENCES
    6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Chapter 6: The Promise for African American Male Students in Teacher Education at Marygrove College
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE TEACHERS IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
    5. GRIOT PROGRAM AT MARYGROVE COLLEGE
    6. ADDITIONAL AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE INITIATIVES
    7. RECOMMENDATIONS AND FUTURE DIRECTION
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  14. Chapter 7: A Comparison of “Inclusiveness” in Two Liberal Arts Catholic Universities
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. INCLUSIVE ENVIRONMENT
    5. INSTITUTIONAL COMPARISON: MADONNA UNIVERSITY
    6. INSTITUTIONAL COMPARISON: JOHN CARROLL UNIVERSITY
    7. PRACTICES AND BEHAVIORS THAT PROMOTE INCLUSIVENESS
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  15. Chapter 8: Race Relations in the Churches of Christ
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  16. Chapter 9: Women, Faith, and Social Cohesion
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. RESULTS
    6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. DISCUSSION
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  17. Chapter 10: The Role of Women in the Development of New Religious Movements in Latin America
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND: RELIGIOUS PLURALISM AND THE PENETRATION OF NEW RELIGIONS
    4. GENDER AND CHARISMATIC RELIGIONS IN PROBLEMATIC SOCIAL CONTEXTS
    5. THE CONVERSION PROCESS OF WOMEN
    6. CONCLUSION AND DISCUSSION
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH
    8. REFERENCES
    9. ADDITIONAL READING
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  18. Chapter 11: Navigating the Terrain of Diversity
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS: INSIGHTS FOR RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS
    6. INSIGHTS FOR FACULTY FROM DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  19. Chapter 12: Sense of Belonging in Religious-Based Colleges and Universities
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORKS
    5. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
    6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. REFERENCES
    10. ADDITIONAL READING
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  20. Chapter 13: Changing the Traditional Education of Igbo Females
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    5. LIMITATIONS AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  21. Compilation of References
  22. About the Contributors