Interfaith Funders PUBLICATIONS,
STUDIES AND BOOKLETS


Faith and Public Life: Faith-Based Community Organizing and the Development of
Congregations
by Mary Ann Flaherty and Richard L. Wood, 2004
The full report on the findings of the Congregational Development Research Study conducted by Interfaith Funders
and the University of New Mexico.  available as email .pdf or hard copy

Good for the Soul, Good for the Whole: Faith-Based Community Organizing and the Renewal
of Congregations
available as email .pdf or hard copy

Renewing Congregations: The Contribution of Faith-Based Community Organizing
by Interfaith Funders, 2003
A resource publication based on the Congregational Development Research Study conducted by Interfaith
Funders and the University of New Mexico.
(To order copies of
Renewing Congregations, call Augsburg Fortress Order Center at (800)328-4648 and ask for
ISBN 6-0001-7670-8)

Faith-Based Community Organizing: The State of the Field
by Mark R. Warren and Richard L. Wood, 2001
The full report on the findings of the national baseline survey conducted by Interfaith Funders.
http://comm-org.wisc.edu/papers2001/faith/faith.htm
One State Twin Cities Multiple Perspectives   Report
Just released publication! Building Bridges, Building Power
Developments in Institution-Based Community Organizing

Among the most widespread and sustained efforts to link democratic engagement to faith-based and secular
institutions is the field of institution-based community organizing (sometimes termed faith-based,
congregation-based  or broad-based). Interfaith Funders, in collaboration with Dr. Richard Wood (University of
New Mexico) and Brad Fulton (Duke University), shares the findings of a new national census of all
institution-based community organizing efforts in the United States. The study shows the geographic spread of
organizing, its growing influence in state and national political arenas, and the complex changes occurring in the
religious and racial/ethnic diversity of its institutional base, leadership core, and professional staff.  We offer this
report as a tool for understanding how this major social movement is addressing their specific issue areas,
geographic focus, and leadership development interests.  
Read more about the State of the Field 1999 and 2011
program.

Click here for a pdf version of the new report!