NGOs and donors produce and consume their own versions of events, reinforcing ways of looking at things, and ways of looking away. The CRS Vision Statement claims, ‘Solidarity will transform the world to cherish and uphold the sacredness and dignity of every person; commit to and practice peace, justice and reconciliation; celebrate and protect the integrity of all creation’ (CRS, 2000). Similarities between humanitarianism and religion are obvious, and questioning principles and rights is like sitting in a Vatican confessional telling the Pope that God does not exist. This is not something I have done, but I imagine the Pope would say either that there is an external God or, if he were feeling liberal, that faith is personal and to the extent that I believe, God exists.
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