Insights Into the Tensions Facing Western Christians Working Overseas in an Educational Faith-Based Organization:A Case Study

Wartenweiler, Thomas (2018) Insights Into the Tensions Facing Western Christians Working Overseas in an Educational Faith-Based Organization:A Case Study. Transformation, 35 (4). pp. 227-239. ISSN 0265-3788

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Abstract

For the last 20 years, there has been a growing interest in researching faith-based organisations (FBOs) in international development. Much of the research on FBOs tries to analyse whether faith has a positive or negative impact on development. This often leads to contradictory results. This case study shows insights into tensions that FBO staff face on issues such as gender, evangelism and donor pressure. The results show that the picture of faith’s role in development is much more nuanced than portrayed by much of the existing literature. The conclusion offers recommendations for policy makers and member care personnel.

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Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Transformation
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The final, definitive version of this article has been published in the Journal, Transformation, 35 (4), 2018, © SAGE Publications Ltd, 2018 by SAGE Publications Ltd at the Transformation page: http://journals.sagepub.com/home/TRN on SAGE Journals Online: http://journals.sagepub.com/
Uncontrolled Keywords:
/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1200/1212
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88303
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Deposited On:
18 Oct 2017 12:44
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Yes
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Published
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29 Oct 2020 05:57