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Jennings, Michael, Clarke, Matthew, Feeny, Simon, Westhorp, Gill and Donohue, Cara (2020) 'A Potent Fuel?: Faith Identity And Development Impact In World Vision Community Programming.' Journal of International Development, 33 (1). pp. 70-85.

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This paper explores the role of faith identity on impact in development by looking at the programming of a major international faith‐based development organisation (FBDO). It argues that faith identity rests not only in the internal projected identity of the FBDO but also on perceptions of that identity in the community, highlighting the role context plays in the formulation of faith identity and its impact. Secondly, the paper argues that FBDOs possess not only a faith identity but also a development one and that it is the interplay between both that allows for the creation of engagement and trust in interventions.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Faith based development organisations; religion and development; participation; Africa; Asia; Latin America; World Vision; faith identity; development
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Development Studies
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
ISSN: 09541748
Copyright Statement: © 2020 The Authors. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution‐NonCommercial‐NoDerivs License, which permits use and distribution in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is non‐commercial and no modifications or adaptations are made.
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Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2020 10:31
Funders: Other

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