Sacred Aid: Faith and Humanitarianism

  title={Sacred Aid: Faith and Humanitarianism},
  author={M. Barnett and J. Stein},
The global humanitarian movement, which originated within Western religious organizations in the early nineteenth century, has been of most important forces in world politics in advancing both human rights and human welfare. While the religious groups that founded the movement originally focused on conversion, in time more secular concerns came to dominate. By the end of the nineteenth century, increasingly professionalized yet nominally religious organization shifted from reliance on the good… Expand
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