Religion In Social Work

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Long before the introduction of the social work profession, churchs have being taking care of abandoned, less priveledge, and orphaned children, women, and vulnerable individuals by creating living facilities and nurturing the left abandoned.the church was concerned with meeting the needs of the oppressed, marginalized, and hurting individuals. With the emerging of industrialization and urbanization the helping churchs were slowly replaced with social welfare services. The social work profession was born in the church, the church was the “ mother of social work”. While other professions may be struggling with finding a biblical mandate for their existence, the social work profession does not, the practice of social …show more content…

In the bible, book of Romans chapter 12.4 &5 states, “ For just as we have many members in one body and all the members do not have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another”. In comparision, symbosis is looking at interconnection of all parts been connected to one another in our body, and that each need oneanother to survive or work properly, which is also related to the verse in the bible on 1st corinthians 12:26 “And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.” We have seen from the first assumption in Shulman model that through mutual needs individuals are virtually linked with the systems, and with the strength available to each one both of them can do that effectively. During the process of the individual and the social system trying to reach eachother for mutual dependence, they might encounter obstacles or blockage in doing so. Examples of Such obstacles are: changing social systems, conflicts between self interest and mutual interest, and the dynamics 0f interpersonal communications. (Shulman, 2012, p. …show more content…

He said “yes it is very important because I want to say to him thank you.” I belief I can relate to him in this way, because when I came to this country that was my strong believe to go to church and say thank you for everything he has done for me. it is very important for a base faith family. In the process of writing this paper , I have reawakened my desire for the importance of the integration of faith and social work practice . from a humanist and a modern point of view on social work, I do feel there is more to be examine when addressing society issues. I do stride to continually seek to grow in my relationship with God. With that being said, this brings me back to my definition of christaininty as the notion of helping. I have come to understand that I have not only chosen social work as a profession but have a calling to help others, and social work prepares me to do this in a way which I believe is in line with christainity. I have also come to understand that in order for me to follow the examples of what christainity is saying, I must stay focused in God, focused on him, and keep my motives pure. When I fail to stay rooted in my relationship with God, then my helping becomes motivated by self-promoting motives. Even though the receivers may have their needs met, I miss the blessing and growth which comes from serving from a Christ-centered

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