Social Work and Religious Diversity: Problems and Possibilities

Knitter, Paul

After exploring reasons why social workers need to engage in a kind of dialogue with their clients' religious beliefs and values, this article offers "virtues" that are required for such a dialogue. It then takes up problems that religious convictions can create both for the client and for the social worker. To deal with the problems, the article concludes with the resources that religion offers the social worker both for dealing with clients and for her or his personal life.



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Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work

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Union Theological Seminary
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April 11, 2012