The Necessity of Urban Christian Leadership
In today’s modern age-The growing need for Urban Christian Leadership has emerged out of the reality of the poor, and the downtrodden, in our society and in communities across the world who live in their existence seven days each week and 24 hours a day. If we would just imagine for a second the correlation between poverty and lack of leadership in Urban Communities across the country-Then we could more or less address the core issues more efficiently and perhaps we could say if we had “more” of solid leadership to represent us, then our state of wellness might change.
The series “The Necessity of Urban Christian Leadership.” is sponsored and facilitated by the Urban Christian leadership Institute, and it is our opening season effort that will present the viewpoint of multiple Leaders, from around the country these specialist are, civic, faith, and political leaders as well as educators. Our study will focus on three major areas that have affected the ideas that people have with concerns to Urban Christian Leadership quality or lack of;
Poverty in a Spiritual Sense
A well noted Peruvian Theologian and Dominican Priest Gustavo Gutierrez who is regarded as the Founder of Liberation Theology in his writings help us establish our theory for “For Poverty in a Spiritual Sense” for Gutierrez the problem increases when one sees that among the poor there is an “absence of recognition of their own human dignity and of their condition as daughters and sons of God.”
Poverty in a Social Sense
Despite all the technological advancements of the age and a continuous increase in the average level of current indications of well-being, poverty has persisted as an extremely serious problem and is rising in various sectors of the planet, including some of the greatest industrialized countries. Increasingly, it has forced itself upon the attention of the international community and presents a problem for any leadership to engage. The question is why?
Many would ask What is the need for leadership in Urban communities, and why are we focusing on Christian leadership, as opposed to the whole spectrum of leadership, or lack thereof?
Urban Christian leaders must be determined to demonstrate their engagement in the community and how to lead their people in essential ‘hope messages,’ in order to secure the word of truth in the presence of hardship.
At first, that may mean slower faith extension, but at some point the very declaration of the church is promoting a true community in the midst of tribalism, which may be the spiritual indication of God in which renders hope for the dying urban city
What you and I should want (need) the people at home to think about during this study series is that when times are tough , and people are frustrated and angry and hurting and uncertain, the politics of constant conflict may feel like a remedy. This does not necessarily work in the real world. Definitely, what works in the real world is cooperation. Urban Christian Leaders must understand with clarity that what works in the real world is cooperation, business and government, foundations and universities.
We have to inspire a New American Citizen in urban communities who believes with no doubt that we can build the American Dream, with real opportunities accompanied by fundamental fairness for all and for poor folks to work their way into it. Over the next six months our efforts will take around the country, with interviews and educational training from the brightest minds today. firstname.lastname@example.org or call 855 612-7771
Gregg Greer a Public Speaker, Minister, and Social Activist Gregg Greer as the Editor of One World, and One World Today internet journals. you can reach him at email@example.com.