L’implication des missionnaires pentecôtistes dans l’aide au développement en Asie du Sud-Est
Ware, Vicki-Ann, Ware, Anthony, Clarke, Matthew and Buchanan, Grant 2013, L’implication des missionnaires pentecôtistes dans l’aide au développement en Asie du Sud-Est, Social compass, vol. 60, no. 4, pp. 488-502.
A noticeable shift has been recently observed in Western-based Pentecostal mission agencies’ activities in mainland Southeast Asia. Where once these organizations avoided a visible priority on social justice as being at odds with their understanding of mission, the funding for and implementation of such programs has increased dramatically for the last two decades. This shift in focus is best understood by considering the motivations for this work and the perceived differences between evangelism and development work. This paper explores the motivations of these agencies for engaging in international development, and in particular the extent to which development programs are seen by these agencies as a strategy for proselytization and the extent to which they are conducted out of other humanitarian motivations. The research is based on a phenomenological literature survey and new interview data exploring development operations of western-based Pentecostal mission organizations in mainland Southeast Asia. Analysis of these data challenges preconceived notions of a distinction between motives of evangelism and humanitarian concern.
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