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Religion and Community in the New Urban America$
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Paul D. Numrich and Elfriede Wedam

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199386840

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199386840.001.0001

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Area Congregations in the City

Area Congregations in the City

(p.139) 5 Area Congregations in the City
Religion and Community in the New Urban America

Paul D. Numrich

Elfriede Wedam

Oxford University Press

Chapter 5 brings together three very different area congregations in very different locations in the city of Chicago. New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church is situated in the middle of Chicago’s predominantly black South Side, a racially and culturally bounded area under great stress from the restructuring economy. Fourth Presbyterian Church stands on the famous Magnificent Mile of North Michigan Avenue but also within blocks of the now-demolished Cabrini-Green Homes public housing project. Much as these two area congregations differ, they share a common desire to create communities of resistance to the most deleterious aspects of the new metropolis. Congregation Ezra-Habonim is located in a Jewish enclave that emerged for religious as much as racial reasons. The three area congregations in this chapter fall along the entire urban impact continuum from weak to strong.

Keywords:   area congregation, Chicago, South Side, Fourth Presbyterian Church, Michigan Avenue, Congregation Ezra-Habonim, synagogue, urban impact

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