Religion in Development and the Idea of Secularism

Deneulin, Severine (2007). "Religion in Development and the Idea of Secularism" Paper presented at the 4th annual conference of the HDCA, 18-20 September 2007, New York, USA.

The major challenge for development practice and thinking is not so much how to use ‘good’ and avoid ‘bad’ religion for ‘development’ as how to negotiate between different value systems about what counts as development and social progress across different communities. The paper concludes by arguing that the human development approach offers a framework for such negotiation.
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