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From ‘Christians doing development’ to ‘doing Christian development’: the changing role of religion in the international work of Tearfund

Freeman, Dena (2018) From ‘Christians doing development’ to ‘doing Christian development’: the changing role of religion in the international work of Tearfund. Development in Practice, 28 (2). pp. 280-291. ISSN 0961-4524

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Identification Number: 10.1080/09614524.2018.1418837

Abstract

This article seeks to bring more nuance to recent discussions about the role of faith in religious development NGOs. It takes an in-depth look at Tearfund, a leading Evangelical development NGO, and explores the ways in which faith shapes its conceptualisation of development, its programme design, and its implementation strategy. The article traces the process through which Tearfund actively sought to bring faith into the centre of its development work, and argues that grappling with faith in this way can lead religious development NGOs to innovate new approaches to development that are at least somewhat outside of mainstream development thinking.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cdip20/current
Additional Information: © 2018 Informa UK
Divisions: Anthropology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Departments > Anthropology
Date Deposited: 22 May 2018 09:57
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2019 23:01
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/88039

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