Faith Based Organizations In Development Discourses And Practice

✏Book Title : Faith Based Organizations in Development Discourses and Practice
✏Author : Jens Koehrsen
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2019-11-28
✏Pages : 168
✏ISBN : 9781000734645
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Faith Based Organizations in Development Discourses and Practice Book Summary : Exploring faith-based organizations (FBOs) in current developmental discourses and practice, this book presents a selection of empirical in-depth case-studies of Christian FBOs and assesses the vital role credited to FBOs in current discourses on development. Examining the engagement of FBOs with contemporary politics of development, the contributions stress the agency of FBOs in diverse contexts of development policy, both local and global. It is emphasised that FBOs constitute boundary agents and developmental entrepreneurs: they move between different discursive fields such as national and international development discourses, theological discourses, and their specific religious constituencies. By combining influxes from these different contexts, FBOs generate unique perspectives on development: they express alternative views on development and stress particular approaches anchored in their theological social ethics. This book should be of interest to those researching FBOs and their interaction with international organizations, and to scholars working in the broader areas of religion and politics and politics and development.

✏Book Title : Faith Based Organizations in Development Discourses and Practice
✏Author : Jens Koehrsen
✏Publisher : Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics
✏Release Date : 2019-12-04
✏Pages : 168
✏ISBN : 0367367564
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Faith Based Organizations in Development Discourses and Practice Book Summary : Exploring faith-based organizations (FBOs) in current developmental discourses and practice, this book presents a selection of empirical in-depth case-studies of Christian FBOs and assesses the vital role credited to FBOs in current discourses on development. Examining the engagement of FBOs with contemporary politics of development, the contributions stress the agency of FBOs in diverse contexts of development policy, both local and global. It is emphasised that FBOs constitute boundary agents and developmental entrepreneurs: they move between different discursive fields such as national and international development discourses, theological discourses, and their specific religious constituencies. By combining influxes from these different contexts, FBOs generate unique perspectives on development: they express alternative views on development and stress particular approaches anchored in their theological social ethics. This book should be of interest to those researching FBOs and their interaction with international organizations, and to scholars working in the broader areas of religion and politics and politics and development.

✏Book Title : Tearfund and the Quest for Faith Based Development
✏Author : Dena Freeman
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2019-08-19
✏Pages : 198
✏ISBN : 9781000693270
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Tearfund and the Quest for Faith Based Development Book Summary : This book gives an in-depth analysis of the role of faith in the work of Tearfund, a leading evangelical relief and development NGO that works in over 50 countries worldwide. The study traces the changing ways that faith has shaped and influenced Tearfund’s work over the organisation’s 50-year history. It shows how Tearfund has consciously grappled with the role of faith in its work and has invested considerable time and energy in developing an intentionally faith-based approach t relief and development that in several ways is quite different to the approaches of secular relief and development NGOs. The book charts the different perspectives and possibilities that were not taken and the internal discussions about theology, development practices, and humanitarian standards that took place as Tearfund worked out for itself what it meant to be a faith-based relief and development organisation. There is a growing academic literature about religion and development, as well as increasing interest from development ministries of many Northern governments in understanding the role of religion in development and the specific challenges and benefits involved in working with faith-based organisations. However, there are very few studies of actual faith-based organisations and no book-length detailed studies showing how such an organisation operates in practice and how it integrates its faith into its work. In documenting the story of Tearfund, the book provides important insights into the practice and ethos of faith-based organisations, which will be of interest to other FBOs and to researchers of religion and development.

✏Book Title : Religions and Development
✏Author : Emma Tomalin
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2013-07-03
✏Pages : 296
✏ISBN : 9781136827471
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Religions and Development Book Summary : Religion has been excluded from development studies for decades. Religious traditions have contributed greatly towards development work, yet major international players have tended to ignore its role. Recent years have shown a noticeable shift in development policy, practice and research to recognize religion as a relevant factor. This text provides a comprehensive insight into different approaches towards the understanding the relationships between religions and development studies, policy and practice. It guides readers through current debates, presenting, explaining and critically evaluating a broad range of literature and locating it within a theoretical context. The text explores the role of religion within development, from positive contributions, such as the important role that many ‘faith-based organizations’ play in education or health care, to more complicated and contested notions of impact, such as religiously inspired violence or gender inequality. The book begins with three background chapters, outlining the relevance of religions for development studies, policy and practice, and introducing the reader to the study of ‘development’ and of ‘religions’. Following these, the focus then shifts to examine a number of thematic areas, including religion, gender and development, and the implications of the ‘rise of religion’ for mainstream development studies, policy and practice in the 21st century. Each chapter contains a range of features to assist undergraduate learning, including learning objectives for each chapter, discussion of key concepts, summaries, discussion questions, further reading and websites. The book also contains over sixty boxed case studies to provide further definition, explanation, and examples of the interactions between religions and development globally. This innovative text presents religions as something that can both obstruct and aid development, encouraging readers to engage critically with the multiple ways that religion impacts on both the conceptualization of development as well the resulting project interventions. This will be of interest to undergraduate, postgraduate students and scholars interested in religious studies, development studies, and the broader study of societies and cultures.

✏Book Title : Faith Based Organizations in Transnational Peacebuilding
✏Author : Tanya B. Schwarz
✏Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
✏Release Date : 2018-03-23
✏Pages : 240
✏ISBN : 9781786604118
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Faith Based Organizations in Transnational Peacebuilding Book Summary : Identifies the critical influence of religious practices and power relations in the transnational peacebuilding and development work of faith-based organisations.

✏Book Title : Alternative Islamic Discourses and Religious Authority
✏Author : Susanne Olsson
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2016-03-23
✏Pages : 220
✏ISBN : 9781317182528
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Alternative Islamic Discourses and Religious Authority Book Summary : Like anywhere else, the present-day Islamic world too is grappling with modernity and postmodernity, secularisation and globalisation. Muslims are raising questions about religious representations and authority. This has given rise to the emergence of alternative Islamic discourses which challenge binary oppositions and dichotomies of orthodoxy and heterodoxy, continuity and change, state and civil society. It also leads to a dispersal of authority, a collapse of existing hierarchical structures and gender roles. This book further argues that the centre of gravity of many of these alternative Islamic discourses is shifting from the Arabic-speaking 'heartland' towards the geographical peripheries of the Muslim world and expatriate Muslims in North America and Europe. At the same time, in view of recent seismic shifts in the political constellation of the Middle East, the trends discussed in this book hold important clues for the possible direction of future developments in that volatile part of the Muslim world.

✏Book Title : Development Civil Society and Faith Based Organizations
✏Author : G. Clarke
✏Publisher : Springer
✏Release Date : 2007-11-28
✏Pages : 279
✏ISBN : 9780230371262
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Development Civil Society and Faith Based Organizations Book Summary : 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.

✏Book Title : The Routledge Handbook of Religions and Global Development
✏Author : Emma Tomalin
✏Publisher : Routledge
✏Release Date : 2015-02-11
✏Pages : 458
✏ISBN : 9781135045715
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Routledge Handbook of Religions and Global Development Book Summary : This Handbook provides a cutting-edge survey of the state of research on religions and global development. Part one highlights critical debates that have emerged within research on religions and development, particularly with respect to theoretical, conceptual and methodological considerations, from the perspective of development studies and its associated disciplines. Parts two to six look at different regional and national development contexts and the place of religion within these. These parts integrate and examine the critical debates raised in part one within empirical case studies from a range of religions and regions. Different religions are situated within actual locations and case studies thus allowing a detailed and contextual understanding of their relationships to development to emerge. Part seven examines the links between some important areas within development policy and practice where religion is now being considered, including: Faith-Based Organisations and Development Public Health, Religion and Development Human rights, Religion and Development Sustainable Development, Climate Change and Religion Global Institutions and Religious Engagement in Development Economic Development and Religion Religion, Development and Fragile States Development and Faith-Based Education Taking a global approach, the Handbook covers Africa, Latin America, South Asia, East and South-East Asia, and the Middle East. It is essential reading for students and researchers in development studies and religious studies, and is highly relevant to those working in area studies, as well as a range of disciplines, from theology, anthropology and economics to geography, international relations, politics and sociology.

✏Book Title : Community Engagement Organization and Development for Public Health Practice
✏Author : Frederick Murphy, MSPHyg, MPIA
✏Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
✏Release Date : 2012-08-06
✏Pages : 380
✏ISBN : 9780826108029
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Community Engagement Organization and Development for Public Health Practice Book Summary : In this practical text, public health students and practitioners will learn the fundamentals of applying community engagement, organization, and development principles to create successful community public health campaigns. Emphasizing nontraditional approaches and partnerships, and the need to readjust traditional strategies, it discusses organization and development methods optimal for public health practice, including public health ethics, faith-based initiatives in community health, community assessment and measurement methods, coalition building, frameworks for developing health policy, and more. This textbook addresses work in at-risk and diverse communities, and stresses the impact of urban change on the community engagement, organization, and development process. It also discusses the methodologies and theoretical frameworks underlying successful community organizing and development. The multidisciplinary public health scholars and practitioners contributing to this work identify the skills required to both analyze the health and health care delivery challenges of underserved communities, and to understand the social, cultural, environmental, and economic determinants of health and illness. The book includes a wealth of practical approaches and case studies drawn from the authors' real-life experiences in developing successful community health campaigns. PowerPoint slides and case study exercises for each chapter accompany the text for instructor's use Key Features: Disseminates the fundamentals of applying community engagement, organization, and development principles to community public health campaigns Provides real-life examples of methods and strategies used in engaging, organizing, and empowering community residents Discusses community organization approaches and the methodologies and frameworks underlying them Emphasizes the impact of urban change on the future of community organization and development process Written and edited by contributors with a wealth of practical and academic experience

📒Not By Faith Alone ✍ Julie Adkins

✏Book Title : Not by Faith Alone
✏Author : Julie Adkins
✏Publisher : Lexington Books
✏Release Date : 2010-07-02
✏Pages : 274
✏ISBN : 9781461633945
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Not by Faith Alone Book Summary : This volume builds on the existing ethnographic literature on faith-based development internationally to offer a fresh and sophisticated analysis of faith-based organizations in the United States. The case studies included offer starting points for expanded discussions on the meaning of 'faith-based' development, the differences between faith-based and secular development approaches, the influence of faith-orientation on program formulation and delivery, and whether faith-based organizations can offer more efficient and effective solutions to structural inequality and poverty alleviation.