Religious Nongovernmental Organizations: An Exploratory Analysis

  title={Religious Nongovernmental Organizations: An Exploratory Analysis},
  author={Julia Lizabeth Berger},
  journal={Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations},
  • J. Berger
  • Published 1 March 2003
  • Sociology
  • Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations
This paper represents the first systematic attempt at an analysis of religious nongovernmental organizations (RNGOs). Largely ignored as an organizational field, RNGOs constitute a new breed of religious actors shaping global policy–an organizational hybrid of religious beliefs and social activism at local, national, and international levels. This paper proposes a definition of RNGOs, traces the emergence of RNGOs from an historical perspective, and situates them in their current religious and… Expand
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