Development across faith boundaries / edited by Anthony Ware and Matthew Clarke.

  • Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.
  • ©2017
x, 193 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.


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Summary note
"Faith-based organisations (FBOs) have long been recognised for their success in delivering programs and interventions amongst communities of the same faith. However, many FBOs today work across a variety of contexts with both secular NGOs and donors as well as local partners and communities from different faiths. Development Across Faith Boundaries explores the dynamics of activities by local or international FBOs which cross faith boundaries, whether with their partners, donors or recipient communities. The book investigates the dynamics of cross-faith partnerships in a range of development contexts, from India, Cambodia and Myanmar, to Melanesia, Bosnia, Ethiopia and Afghanistan. The book demonstrates how far FBOs extend their activities beyond their own faith communities and considers the impacts of these cross-faith partnerships, such as their work on conflict and sectarian or ethnic tension in the relevant communities. This book is an invaluable guide for graduates, researchers and students with an interest in development and religious studies, as well as practitioners within the aid sector"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Words
  • Crossing the faith boundary / Prof Matthew Clarke & Dr Anthony Ware, Deakin University
  • Common witness, common cause: beyond boundaries in faith-based development action / Dr Michael Jennings, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
  • Case studies
  • "Do not depend on the others to help you": a case of diverging aspirations between a Christian faith-based organisation and Hindu sex workers / Dr Nicole Aaron, University of Otago
  • Development amidst communal conflict: case study of a Christian FBO in a Buddhist-Muslim conflict region in Myanmar / Dr Anthony Ware, Deakin & Dr Peter Thein Nyunt, Myanmar Evangelical Grad School of Theology
  • Crossing faith boundaries: channels of hope and world vision / Christos Greyling, World Vision International
  • Faith-based forums in Ethiopia: an initiative for development cooperation / Andrew Newmarch & Kebede Bekere, World Vision Aust. & Development Consultant, Ethiopia
  • Walking on common ground: case studies in development across faith boundaries
  • Mark Webster, Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)
  • Outside, inside: working with monastic schools in Burma/Myanmar
  • Dr Karl Dorning, Myanmar Monastic Education Development Group
  • Capacity building of religious leaders in Afghanistan: experience of the children of Uruzgan program / Yasmin Alttahir and Dr Abdul Basir Sherzad, Save the Children Australia
  • In good faith: the benefits and challenges of Oxfam's secular work with communities of faith in Melanesia / Katie Greenwood, a large international secular NGO & Prof Matthew Clarke, Deakin University
  • See no religion, hear no religion, speak no religion: aid workers, religion and cognitive dissonance in Bosnia and Herzegovina / Dr Denis Dragovic, University of Melbourne
  • Faith and crossing boundaries: implications for development policy and practice / Dr Anthony Ware and Prof Matthew Clarke, Deakin University.
  • 9781138690424 ((hardback))
  • 1138690422 ((hardback))
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