Contribution by Two Faith Groups towards Education Spending

  • Jeremy Kendall


Historically and currently, agencies of a denominational character have been core institutional components of the voluntary sector in the UK (Beckford, 1991; Kendall, 1996) and internationally. This has included both voluntary agencies established directly by the infrastructure of the churches themselves, and those founded autonomously by their active members as ‘moral entrepreneurs’. Of equal importance in the UK, albeit more difficult to gauge empirically, has been the pervasiveness of the Christian world-view in attaching meaning, providing ethical guides and creating incentives to many forms of philanthropic endeavour. More recently, the increasingly multicultural character of British society has meant that new religious belief systems and spirituality more generally have had significant parts to play in structuring and stimulating voluntary activity.


Voluntary Organization Voluntary Sector Catholic School Education Field Education Spending 
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