Where Faith and Economics Meet? Rethinking Religion, Civil Society, and International Development

  • Scott M. Thomas
Part of the Culture and Religion in International Relations book series (CRIR)


Another aspect of the global resurgence of religion is the growing recognition that religion, spirituality, and cultural authenticity are a part of international development. There are a variety of indicators of this shift in international relations, including the World Faiths Development Dialogue started a decade ago by James Wolfensohn, the president of the World Bank, and Dr. George Carey, then the Archbishop of Canterbury, head of the worldwide Anglican Church, the growing partnership between the World Bank and faith-based organizations and interfaith organizations on a variety of issues in development, and the higher profile of the world’s religious leaders at the United Nations, and at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.1


Social Capital Civil Society Religious Tradition Faith Community Bonding Social Capital 
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