Zimmermann (history, Central European U., Budapest) traces the history of poverty policy, social reform
, and social policy in Hungary from 1948 to 1914.
The group seeks to bring about social reforms
in line with the teachings of Islam.
Lebanon demonstrated the need for more robust social reform
and wealth redistribution organized by governments, according to Abdel-Samad.
He told AMs: "We should grasp the opportunity to start the last great social reform
Childers traces legislative debates, social reform
agendas, political struggles, and popular perceptions concerning paternal authority and responsibility to underscore their symbolic centrality in a discourse concerning nation, state, and citizenship and to argue that there existed "a vibrant and critical discussion of paternity in the French state among participants from all across the political spectrum." (11)
As their numbers increased, Baptists slowly gained more clout and prestige, and Baptist men and women began to provide leadership in politics, social reform
, and education.
Marianne Perciaccante finds among the early settlers of Western New York two kinds of religious disposition--one marked by interest in spiritual fervor and the other by concern for moral order--which she labels "formalist" and "antiformalist." Formalist churches, by which she means Presbyterians and Congregationalists, initially resisted revivalism and supported social reform
as a means of extending moral order beyond their congregations.
She also praised Lloyd and Mary Morain's popular 1954 book, Humanism as the Next Step, mentioning the possibility of using it to assist with her social reform
Their observations of America and their place in it are nuanced and complex, but their reality speaks to an inevitable implosion unless there is visionary social reform
This important book examines the Social Gospel movement and its influence on social reform
and social service activity well beyond the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the usual temporal boundaries of the Social Gospel.
Early in the introduction of the book, editor Alison Garland suggests that social reform
has taken place within the context of economic adjustment and has often been implemented in an undemocratic manner.
It distracted some ministers from social reform
in the late 19th century.