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Development, Civil Society and Faith-Based Organizations

Bridging the Sacred and the Secular

  • Gerard Clarke
  • Michael Jennings

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

About this book


This book examines the role of faith-based organizations in managing international aid, providing services, defending human rights and protecting democracy. It argues that greater engagement with faith communities and organizations is needed, and questions traditional secularism that has underpinned development policy and practice in the North.


Christianity development Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) organization organizations service strategy welfare

Editors and affiliations

  • Gerard Clarke
    • 1
  • Michael Jennings
    • 2
  1. 1.School of the Environment and the SocietySwansea UniversityUK
  2. 2.School of Oriental and African StudiesLondonUK

About the editors

GEORGE CAREY was Archbishop of Canterbury 1991 to 2002, UK JANINE CLARK is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Guelph, Ontario MONA HARB is Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture and Design at the American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon INGIE HOVLAND teaches on Women, Men and Christianity at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK CHRISTOPHE JAFFRELOT is Director of CERI (Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationales) at Sciences Po (Paris), France, and Research Director at the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), France MOHAMMED KROESSIN is Research Associate at the Religions & Development Research Programme at the University of Birmingham, UK IAN LINDEN is Associate Professor at the School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London, UK ABDULFATAH MOHAMED is Director of the London-based Al-Muntada Al-Islami Trust (UK) ANTONIO MORENO is President of the Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Philippines RUTH PEARSON is Professor of Development Studies and Director of the Centre for Development Studies at the University of Leeds, UK EMMA TOMALIN is Lecturer in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Leeds, UK

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' is difficult to know where to criticise this timely volume, which should be required reading for academics and practitioners alike.' Martin Rew, Development in Practice