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What next for the Middle East? Re-reading history, re-visioning future possibilities of positive action

Rana Jawad

in Social welfare and religion in the Middle East: A Lebanese perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349538
eISBN:
9781447303510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349538.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter discusses the practical implications of religious welfare for social policy, specifically in the Middle East. It advances some policy recommendations for Lebanon but also considers the ... More


How participation changes things: ‘inter-faith’, ‘multi-faith’ and a new public imaginary

Paul Weller

in Faith in the public realm: Controversies, policies and practices

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420305
eISBN:
9781447302285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420305.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

In the past few years, the ‘religious landscape’ of the UK has undergone massive change including the approach of the government to religions. Particularly at the local and regional levels, ... More


Faith and the voluntary sector in urban governance: distinctive yet similar?

Rachael Chapman

in Faith in the public realm: Controversies, policies and practices

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420305
eISBN:
9781447302285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420305.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter examines the role of faith-based organisations in British urban governance from the 1990s onwards. It determines whether faith-based organisations have characteristics that set them ... More


Conclusions

Adam Dinham, Robert Furbey, and Vivien Lowndes

in Faith in the public realm: Controversies, policies and practices

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420305
eISBN:
9781447302285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420305.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This concluding chapter draws on the preceding chapters to determine the key themes in this volume. ‘Strong secularists’ argue that religion should be excluded from public life and the public realm ... More


Faith-based organisations and exclusion in European cities

Justin Beaumont and Paul Cloke (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9781847428349
eISBN:
9781447307785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428349.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This book adopts a multidisciplinary approach to examine the role of FBOs in overcoming poverty and social exclusion in European cities. At a time of uniquely European controversies and neoliberal ... More


Introduction to the study of faith-based organisations and exclusion in European cities

Justin Beaumont and Paul Cloke

in Faith-based organisations and exclusion in European cities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9781847428349
eISBN:
9781447307785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428349.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

The introduction summarises the chapter contributions that constitute the volume as a whole. It includes the research findings of the FACIT project, including methodologies and case studies, to ... More


Ethical citizenship? Faith-based volunteers and the ethics of providing services for homeless people1

Paul Cloke, Sarah Johnsen, and Jon May

in Faith-based organisations and exclusion in European cities

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9781847428349
eISBN:
9781447307785
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428349.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter uses interview data with faith-motivated volunteers to question the role faith plays in their participation of voluntary care work. Qualitative data reveals religious groups are social ... More


Religious literacy and social work: the view from Australia

Beth R. Crisp

in Religious literacy in policy and practice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447316657
eISBN:
9781447316725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447316657.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

In the latter half of the 20th century, the developing professionalisation of social work was sometimes regarded to be a direct consequence of secularisation of the profession. Furthermore, social ... More


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