About the Journal

Social Work & Christianity (SWC) is a refereed journal published quarterly in March, June, September, and December by the North American Association of Christians in Social Work (NACSW) to support and encourage the growth of social workers in the ethical integration of Christian faith and professional practice.


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Current Issue

Vol. 47 No. 3 (2020): Special Issue on Community and Community Practice

Published: 2020-08-07

Introduction to Issue

Communities and the Kingdom

Jane Hoyt-Oliver
Abstract 157 |

Page 3-5

Understanding the Importance of Community Practice for Christian Social Workers

Kevin J. Brown, Gaynor Yancey
Abstract 163 |

Page 6-15

Conceptual Articles

Reframing the Orphan Mandate

Bonni Goodwin, Angela B. Pharris, Dallas Pettigrew
Abstract 262 |

Page 33-49

The Community Empowerment Framework: A Benchmark for Christian Social Work

Stephen W. Stoeffler, Rigaud Joseph, Ezra Creedon
Abstract 208 |

Page 50-65

Practice Articles

Good Neighbor House: Reimagining Settlement Houses for 21st Century Communities

Edward Polson, Laine Scales
Abstract 224 |

Page 100-122

Book Reviews

Mystery and the Adopted Child

Raquel Ellis
Abstract 40 |

Page 126-127

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