Conservative Christian Beliefs and Sexual Orientation in Social Work: Privilege, Oppression, and the Pursuit of Human Rights

Conservative Christian Beliefs and Sexual Orientation in Social Work: Privilege, Oppression, and the Pursuit of Human Rights

edited by Rebecca Bolen, 1953- and Adrienne Dessel, fl. 2014 (Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education, 2014, originally published 2014), 536 page(s)

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Abstract / Summary
This important new work addresses the tensions and divisions in social work between conservative Christian religious beliefs and lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) students, practitioners, faculty members, and clients. Authors representing a diverse range of sexual orientation and religious and professional identities explore the debate regarding freedom of religious expression and full sexual orientation affirmation. Their discussions provide a deeper understanding of the complexity of topics such as social identity, oppression, power and privilege, human rights and social justice, attitudes and prejudice, and ethics and the law. The book also discusses multiple ways of resolving some of the conflicts, including intergroup dialogue and sociodrama. Models of Christian LGB affirmation and advocacy are presented, and recommendations for teaching, research, and practice are provided to move the field forward.
Field of Interest
Social Work
Copyright Message
Copyright © 2014 CSWE Press
Content Type
Book
Format
Text
Original Publication Date
2014
Page Count
536
Publication Year
2014
Publisher
Council on Social Work Education
Place Published / Released
Alexandria, VA
Subject
Social Work, Social Sciences, Psychology & Counseling, Diversity, Attitude (Psychology), Social workers, Sexual orientation, Christianity, Macro

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