Visions of Development presents first-hand stories of groups and movements from many different religious and spiritual traditions that are working with impoverished communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It provides unique insights into how people's beliefs and spirituality can help to inform not only what they perceive 'development' to be but also how they go about achieving it. Through real-life examples of courageous and innovative work, the stories challenge much of the theory and practice of mainstream development agencies while also showing how religious inspiration can be a force for radical and positive change.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||6.14(w) x 9.20(h) x 20.00(d)|
About the Author
Since the early 1970s, Wendy Tyndale has worked on human rights and development issues, as a practitioner, campaigner and freelance journalist. She has also worked at Christian Aid, and coordinated the World Faiths Development Dialogue. Since 2004 she has worked as a freelance consultant.
Table of Contents
Contents: List of illustrations; List of translations; Notes on contributors; Foreword by Arvind Sharma; Preface; Acknowledgements; Transformation through self-knowledge and 'awakening'; Filling state deficiencies at the grassroots; Tribal people take development into their own hands; Working with women; Action for justice and freedom; Some final reflections; References and further reading; Index.
What People are Saying About This
"Through concrete examples of how faith based groups in different religious traditions from different parts of the world are addressing development issues, Wendy Tyndale offers a persuasive critique of the dominant economic paradigm of our age. In the process, she establishes the relevance of religious values and visions to modern society. I regard her book as a major contribution towards understanding the pitfalls in the contemporary approach to development from an enlightened religious perspective. "
President, International Movement for a Just World (JUST), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.