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Religion and Faith-based Welfare: From Wellbeing to Ways of Being

Religion and Faith-based Welfare: From Wellbeing to Ways of Being

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  • ISBN-13: 9781847423900
  • Publisher: Policy Press
  • Release Date: Dec 01, 2012
  • Pages: 268 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.8 x 9.0 x 6.0 inches

Overview

This original book makes a timely—and potentially controversial—contribution to social policy debates. Rana Jawad examines the workings of religious welfare organizations from the world’s major faiths, offering a critical overview of the role religious values, actors, and institutions have on social programs. Combining historical discussions of the relationship between religion and social policy in Britain with a comparative theoretical discussion that covers continental Europe and North America, she brings a host of perspectives together, arguing for an analytical shift in the definition of well-being through a concept she calls “ways of being,” which, she argues, better reflects the moral, ideological, and cultural underpinnings of social welfare.


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