New Rules for Radicals seeks to advance the discussion on how progressive minded citizens and faith-based leaders can make a difference in the world. Willard shares strategies and practical insights for community engagement with a focus on organizing for power to shape policies and practices. This book serves as a framework and toolkit for Christians and community leaders who want to address issues of social justice with modern techniques and tactics that get results but remain faithful to one's ethical values.
“For more than three decades, Rev. Dr. Will Ashley has been the go-to person for wisdom and leadership on grassroots, faith-based social change. As an experienced pastor and highly credentialed psychotherapist, he draws from multiple traditions and disciplines to guide individuals and organizations on the path toward personal and societal transformation. New Rules for Radicals is the distillation of that vast experience. Following the path set out in this book will lead to meaningful results for communities, while helping faith-based leaders stay focused on the reality that activism's foundation is composed of humans often frail and mortal. For those seeking a better self, community, nation, or world, this book is pure TNT!” —Rabbi Craig B. Miller, past vice president, New York Board of Rabbis
“Finally! A PRACTICAL book with clear steps to help clergy—“leaders of faith communities”—become more effective in their spiritual-religious leadership. Numerous personal stories throughout the book help the reader fully grasp each of the “Cs” needed to successfully change our unjust world the way our faith demands us.” —Rabbi Stephen B. Roberts, DD, MBA, BCC, Founder & President – ChaplainDL – Chaplain Distance Learning, Past President – NAJC (Association of Jewish Chaplains), Editor: Professional Spiritual and Pastoral Care: A Practical Clergy and Chaplain's Handbook
Willard W. C. Ashley, Sr. was Vice President of Community Relations and Director of the Center for Clergy Care. Willard is the CEO of Dr. Willard Ashley, Sr., LLC, Montclair, New Jersey and the founder and senior pastor of the Abundant Joy Community Church, Jersey City, New Jersey. He is the Vice Chair, Bergen County Human Relations Commission; New Jersey State Certified and Nationally Certified Psychoanalyst. Ashley has numerous books and chapters. Ashley was co-chair of the Interfaith Anti-Racism Coalition in the Greater New York City Metropolitan area under the umbrella of the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond. Ashley teaches numerous graduate and certificate courses.
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