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Faith in forms: civil society evangelism and development in Tanzania

Green, Maia, Mercer, Claire ORCID: 0000-0003-0991-3693 and Mesaki, Simeon (2012) Faith in forms: civil society evangelism and development in Tanzania. Development in Practice, 22 (5-6). pp. 721-734. ISSN 0961-4524

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Identification Number: 10.1080/09614524.2012.685866


This paper examines the position and role of religious organisations within a wider range of civil society organisations (CSOs) in two districts in Tanzania. We argue that where development agendas are externally generated and civil society is driven by supply-side factors, religious organisations are not very different from other CSOs. Whether faith adherence and religious values and beliefs lead to different kinds of development outcomes is open to question, partly because most Tanzanians claim some kind of religious motivation and partly because there are probably very few institutional settings in which religious attitudes do not have some kind of influence.

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Additional Information: © 2012 Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2012 10:16
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 01:27

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