Development, Civil Society and Faith-Based Organizations Bridging the Sacred and the Secular

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-01-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Series Editor: Timothy M. Shaw, Professor & Director, Institute of International Relations at The University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad

Author Biography

GERARD CLARKE is Senior Lecturer in Development Studies at the School of the Environment and Society, Swansea University. MICHAEL JENNINGS is Lecturer in International Development and African Politics at the Centre for Development Studies, Swansea University.

Table of Contents

List of Figuresp. ix
List of Abbreviationsp. x
Acknowledgementsp. xiv
Forewordp. xv
Notes on Contributorsp. xviii
Introductionp. 1
Faith-Based Organizations and International Development: An Overviewp. 17
Intelligent Design?: A Gender-Sensitive Interrogation of Religion and Developmentp. 46
The Language of Development: What are International Development Agencies Talking About?p. 72
The Spirit of Brotherhood: Christianity and Ujamaa in Tanzaniap. 94
Engaged Citizenship: The Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) in the Post-Authoritarian Philippinesp. 117
FBOs and Change in the Context of Authoritarianism: The Islamic Center Charity Society in Jordanp. 145
Who's Afraid of Religion? Tensions between 'Mission' and 'Development' in the Norwegian Mission Societyp. 171
Saudi Arabian NGOs in Somalia: 'Wahabi' Da'wah or Humanitarian Aid?p. 187
Faith-Based Organizations as Effective Development Partners? Hezbollah and Post-War Reconstruction in Lebanonp. 214
Hindu Nationalism and the Social Welfare Strategyp. 240
Conclusion: Faith and Development - of Ethno-separatism, Multiculturalism and Religious Partitioning?p. 260
Indexp. 275
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