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Domains of faith impact: how “faith” is perceived to shape faith-based international development organisations

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posted on 2016-01-01, 00:00 authored by Vicki WareVicki Ware, Anthony WareAnthony Ware, Matthew ClarkeMatthew Clarke
Increasing interest in faith-based international development organisations (FBOs) recently has improved understanding of these agencies. One reason for complex, often contradictory findings is the lack of frameworks analysing the interactions of worldviews on organisational structures, processes, and behaviours of agencies, and development outcomes. We utilise Lincoln's (2003. Holy Terrors: Thinking about Religion after September 11. Chicago: University of Chicago Press) four “domains of religion” to explore how the literature reports faith impacting the shape of development FBOs’ structures, behaviours, and outcomes. Literature suggests faith has a significant impact upon these agencies. We outline very specific similarities and differences, highlighting the importance of nuanced analysis of faith's role in FBOs. Further research is needed to build more evidence around these impacts of faith on FBOs

History

Journal

Development in practice

Volume

26

Issue

3

Pagination

321 - 333

Publisher

Routledge

Location

Abingdon, Eng.

ISSN

0961-4524

eISSN

1364-9213

Language

eng

Notes

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Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal; C Journal article

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