Religion, Religious Organisations and Development.pdf

Religion, Religious Organisations and Development

This collection adds to a burgeoning literature concerned with the roles played by religions in development. The authors do not assume that religion and religious organisations can be used to achieve development objectives, or that religiously inspired development work is more holistic, transformative and authentic. Instead, they subject such assumptions to critical and (as far as possible) objective scrutiny, focusing on how adherents of several religious traditions and a variety of organisations affiliated with different religions perceive the idea of development and attempt to contribute to its objectives. Geographically, chapters in the volume encompass Africa, South Asia and the Asia-Pacific. Four of the papers have an international focus: providing a preliminary framework for analysing the role of religion in development, considering the roles played by faith-inspired organisations in two regions (the Asia Pacific and Sub-Saharan Africa) and analysing transnational Muslim NGOs.
The individual case studies focus on nine countries (India, Kenya, Pakistan, Nigeria, Tanzania, Sudan, Malawi, Sri Lanka, South Africa), consider four religions (Islam, Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism), and can be grouped under four themes: they consider religion, wellbeing and inequality

Religion – A Source of Conflict or a Path to Peace? The Network for Religious and Traditional Peacemakers, in partnership with the Cordoba Foundation of Geneva, the Peace Research Institute Oslo, Inclusive Peace & Transition Initiative, and the World Council of Churches, is pleased to contribute to the Geneva Peace Week 2017 with a panel titled "Religion – A Source of Conflict or a Path to The Role of religious organisations in …

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Religion, Religious Organisations and Development.pdf

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