Religion is Indispensable in Development

christian-aidA panel of academics and international development experts met in Whitehall last night to discuss the role of religion in international development and lifting the world’s poorest people out of poverty.

Loretta Minghella, Chief Executive of Christian Aid, who immediately stated her belief that the benefits of religious involvement in development far outweigh the dangers.

“If we’re serious about development and not just giving things away, but actually engaging with people’s whole lives and their wellbeing, then we have to engage with their faith. The question is, how do we do that effectively for the best kind of development?” she asked.

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