Factors contributing to the transformation toward progressive social justice consciousness among evangelical christians
As a conservative, Evangelical Christian, the Social Justice and Equity class at Hamline University awakened me to the realities of injustice. As I shared my new understandings with other Evangelicals, responses varied from acceptance to rejection. These contradictory responses generated my question, What factors contribute to a transformation of progressive social justice consciousness among Evangelical Christians? In addition to works by many Biblical scholars, the work of philosophers including Mezirow, Freire and Kohlberg laid for me a theoretical foundation of transformation. My goal was to discover how others are experiencing transformation. By interviewing and analyzing the experiences of transformed Evangelical leaders, I was able to elicit an understanding of what factors led to their transformation as it relates to social action. As a result, I identified what motivated change for my participants, what factors played a role in their transformation, and what characteristics are displayed in their work today.
Keillor, Melanie, "Factors contributing to the transformation toward progressive social justice consciousness among evangelical christians" (2007). School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 2000.