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Interfaith Networks and Development

Case Studies from Africa

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Explores interfaith networks and development in diverse contexts

  • Provides fresh case studies on emerging interfaith networks that have not yet had scholarly coverage

  • Identifies successes and challenges facing interfaith networks involved in development work

Part of the book series: Sustainable Development Goals Series (SDGS)

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Interfaith Networks: Conceptualisation and Examples of Pan-African Organisations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Interfaith Networks and Development

      • Ezra Chitando
      Pages 3-26
    3. Faith to Action Network: A Permanent Balancing Act

      • Ahmed Ragab, Emma Rachmawati, Grace Kaiso, Matthias Brucker
      Pages 47-64
  3. Case Studies of Interfaith Networks and Development in Selected African Countries

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 173-173
  4. Diverse Themes in Interfaith Networks and Development

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 253-253
    2. Education and Interfaith Development in Northern Nigeria

      • Ezekiel Abdullahi Babagario
      Pages 255-272

About this book

Although there is growing interest in the role of religion in meeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Agenda 2030, very few studies have focused on the contributions of interfaith networks. Most of the contemporary publications on religion and development focus on single religions or faith-based organizations. This volume addresses the lacuna in the available scholarship by undertaking detailed analyses of how interfaith networks in diverse African contexts contribute to development. Chapters in this volume engage in theoretical debates on interfaith networks and development, while describing concrete, fresh case studies on how particular interfaith networks are contributing towards the meeting of the SDGs in specific contexts. Thus, the volume describes older and newer interfaith networks and analyses their achievements and challenges. Contributors focus on SDGs that include peacebuilding, gender, youth, the environment, as well as overviews of interfaith initiatives in different African contexts.

Ezra Chitando is a Professor of History and Phenomenology of Religion at the University of Zimbabwe, and World Council of Churches Theology Consultant on HIV and AIDS in Africa. 

Ishanesu Sextus Gusha was formerly a senior lecturer from University of Zimbabwe’s Department of Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics. He is now parish priest in Palma de Mallorca, Spain in the Anglican Diocese in Europe.

Keywords

  • Interreligious studies
  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • SDG
  • Interfaith Networks
  • African Studies
  • Gender
  • Youth

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Philosophy, Religion and Ethics, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe

    Ezra Chitando

  • Anglican Diocese in Europe, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

    Ishanesu Sextus Gusha

About the editors

Ezra Chitando is a Professor of History and Phenomenology of Religion at the University of Zimbabwe, and World Council of Churches Theology Consultant on HIV and AIDS in Africa. 

 Ishanesu Sextus Gusha was formerly a senior lecturer from University of Zimbabwe’s Department of Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics. He is now parish priest in Palma de Mallorca, Spain in the Anglican Diocese in Europe.



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Buying options

eBook USD 119.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-89807-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)