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A call for clarification and critical analysis of the work of faith-based development organizations (FBDO)
This article compares and contrasts three groups of faith–based development organizations (FBDOs). The first group consists of community–based FBDOs. The second are intermediaries acting as a bridgeExpand
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Does Compassion Bring Results? a critical Perspective on Faith and Development
This article explores the relationship between the Christian concept of compassion and the work of Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in the Developing World. The article focuses on the work of aExpand
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Religion and Gender in the Developing World: Faith-Based Organizations and Feminism in India
Faith-based development organizations have become a central part of the lives of the women of rural Rajasthan, and have come to represent an important aspect of both individual and collectiveExpand
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Challenging the NGOS: Women, Religion and Western Dialogues in India
Development Agencies are recognising the importance of anthropology in the critical evaluation of grass roots NGOs and development practice in general. Here anthropology, development and religion areExpand
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Religion as a bridge between theory and practice in work on violence against women in Rajasthan
This article shows how a focus on religion can highlight how and why violence is so deeply engrained in the lives of women in Rajasthan whilst also, through insights into ritual, illuminating thoseExpand
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The Politicisation of Mothering in Hindu Missions
This article compares and contrasts the religious discourses of three large trans-national Hindu organisations: the Ramakrishna Mission, the Sadhu Vaswani Mission, and Guru Mata AmritanandamayiExpand
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Religion and Globalisation: Bringing Anthropology and International Relations Together in the Study of Religious-Political Transnational Movements
This article considers how anthropology could stake more of a contribution to the field of religion and globalisation. Anthropology presents itself as a critique of power highlighting how it operatesExpand
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Physical Religious Spaces in the Lives of Rajasthani Village Women: Ethnographic Study and Practice of Religion in Development
This article explores the positive contribution a focus on physical religious spaces makes to development practice. By taking an ethnographic approach in studying religious spaces it is possible forExpand
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Interrogating Harmful Cultural Practices: Gender, Culture and Coercion
Contents: Introduction to 'harmful cultural practices', Chia Longman and Tamsin Bradley. Part 1 Theorizing Harmful Cultural Practices: Interrogating the concept of 'harmful cultural practices', ChiaExpand
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Physical Religious Spaces in the Lives of Rajasthani Village Women: Religion as an analytical and practical approach in development
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