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Roll away the stone : saving America's children
Taylor, Fred, 1932-
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Great Falls, VA : Information International, [1999]

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263 pages ; 22 cm
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Central Library BV639.P6 T39 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Given interest in faith-based approaches to urban woes, this credo will have appeal. Taylor, the minister who has headed Washington, D.C.'s, For Love of Children (FLOC) since it was formed in the '60s to end the district's "warehousing" of abused and neglected children, uses the parable of Lazarus as a metaphor for entrenched poverty and the potential for bringing new life to poor young people, in particular, through the eclectic approach FLOC has taken. He describes his group's multiclass structure, successes, and challenges and then discusses the need to rethink old assumptions, expand the political debate, and apply new paradigms at the grass roots. Key elements of Taylor's approach are involving community institutions in providing support and assistance within neighborhoods and the idea that those who provide assistance and those who receive it, as well as interested community members, are all stakeholders in the success of the enterprise: "Our goal is not to rescue people, not even the children. Our goal is to develop strong, autonomous, risk-taking people." --Mary Carroll

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