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Faith and crossing boundaries: implications for development policy and practice

Ware, Anthony and Clarke, Matthew 2016, Faith and crossing boundaries: implications for development policy and practice. In Ware, Anthony and Clarke, Matthew (ed), Development across faith boundaries, Routledge, Abingdon, Eng., pp.173-184.

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Title Faith and crossing boundaries: implications for development policy and practice
Author(s) Ware, AnthonyORCID iD for Ware, Anthony
Clarke, Matthew
Title of book Development across faith boundaries
Editor(s) Ware, AnthonyORCID iD for Ware, Anthony
Clarke, Matthew
Publication date 2016
Series Routledge research in religion and development
Chapter number 12
Total chapters 12
Start page 173
End page 184
Total pages 12
Publisher Routledge
Place of Publication Abingdon, Eng.
Keyword(s) economic development
Summary Religion is not new to development. Indeed, religious institutions and individuals motivated by faith have been at the forefront of service provision since long before states and other actors became involved in development. Moreover, more than eight out of ten people self-profess religious belief. In developing countries, religious belief is often higher still. These facts alone suggest development agencies should seriously engage with religious beliefs and religious institutions, as they work to improve well-being, address inequality and alleviate poverty and vulnerability. For many, faith acts as a central organising framework for their core beliefs and values, and thus draws their internal map of reality and sets their compass of acceptable norms, behaviours and relationships. As a result, faith plays a significant role in shaping worldviews, laws, behavioural norms, public policy and social practices in the developing world, as has been extensively discussed in this volume.
ISBN 1138690422
Language eng
Field of Research 160602 Citizenship
Socio Economic Objective 940302 International Aid and Development
HERDC Research category B1 Book chapter
ERA Research output type B Book chapter
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