Public Institutions are the base of community organization. This article was mainly about the effects that Religious Organizations have on a communities organization or disorganization, however the researches spoke on and off about the effects Multi-Issued Organizations have on a communities disorganization as well. The researchers state that churches play a large role in society, they hold food pantries, school activities, day care, and many other social events. This means that churches have a large influence on communities.
Much of the data gathered was from outside sources, the New York Times, Directory of Community Organizations in Chicago, etc. This article states that churches and other religious institutions found in almost all communities, rich or poor, meaning that it is relevant in most communities. The data was taken from 77 communities spread throughout Chicago. There were about 2,400 religious institutions in which the data was collected from, ranging from 3 to 158 institutions in a community. It is stated that many communities in poverty need more churches. There are two possible explanations for this, one being that many churches offer useful benefits such as food pantries or day care, and the second possibility is that churches take the place of other social institutions that fail due to poor economy in that region.
Size does matter in this study. More people means demand for more social institutions, less people means less demand. Another interesting find is that poorer communities often have more religious institutions, except when the poverty level rises above 20%. If the poverty level lies above 20%, it is less likely that the community will support religious institutions.
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This study found that the poorer a community, the more necessary it is to have both religious and other types of social institutions. However, the poorest communities are unable to support either institution, even though they need them the most. It is also noted that the ability for people of a community to move is harmful to a religious organization but useful for organizations that focus on multiple issues.
I think the article stated many facts that I otherwise would never have noticed. I believe that, from the information they gathered, they did a wonderful job of concluding that community organizations affect the community. I agree with the statement that claims religious institutions parochially control communities, but I also agree that religious institutions do a wonderful job of reducing crime, unite communities and they assist many people. In my opinion, the article was fairly, “solid social research,” because the author didn’t seem to have a specific stance on religious institutions. The author seemed, for the most part, unbiased, however, she did mention several admirable traits of religious institutions and brought them up several times throughout the article. The only negative trait I seemed to read from the article was that religious institutions seem to have parochial control in communities. This led me to believe she was a religious person herself, however, she did do a pretty good job of keeping the article unbiased.
One major issue that I had while reading this article was that it seemed that it was assumed that poorer communities caused there to be more religious institutions and less Multi-Issued organizations. After reading the article, I feel that it’s possible that a community is poorer due to a lack of Multi-Issued organizations. Another issue I had with the article was deciphering whether the article was about religious organizations or other, multi-issued organizations. The title implied it was about religious institutions however, the author often threw information about other organizations as well. I eventually came to understand the information was useful, but it was confusing nonetheless.
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The next thing I would like to research would be the effects that first generation immigrants have on a community. This article briefly mentioned that it is more difficult for a community to become organized when people often move then move away. This interested me in immigrants that move away from their home and the effects that has on their home community, and move to another place and the effects that has on that community.