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In good faith: benefits and challenges of a secular NGO working with Melanesian communities of faith

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posted on 2017-01-01, 00:00 authored by Matthew ClarkeMatthew Clarke, K Greenwood
Christian belief across the Pacific region of Melanesia is almost universal. Resulting primarily from missionary activity that in many instances predated colonial interactions, Christian beliefs and institutions are tightly embedded in the political and social domains of these countries (Leach et al. 2013). Melanesian countries, such as the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea, also experience constraints to economic development due to limited comparative advantage, poor terms of trade, small and dispersed populations, and geographical disconnectedness (both internal and external). As such, they are highly dependent upon foreign assistance (Feeny and McDonald 2015).

History

Title of book

Development across faith boundaries

Series

Routledge research in religion and development

Chapter number

10

Pagination

142 - 154

Publisher

Routledge

Place of publication

Abingdon, Eng.

ISBN-13

9781138690424

Language

eng

Publication classification

B Book chapter; B1 Book chapter

Copyright notice

2017, The Authors

Extent

12

Editor/Contributor(s)

A Ware, M Clarke