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Religion in third world development.

I have but one issue, where do our religious groupings stand when it comes to development? Are they there to shout at government to tell them what to do with money in hand or where to put it? Or could they be there to create vehicle for social mobilisation, or maybe, they could actually initiate a project of two with the community in mind. We always put Government to task about their income, what of the churches and what have you. When do they give back in tangible and sustainable dividends? Thank you

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    Feb 28 2012: Why attach development to Religious organisations. Their focus is telling people what to believe not development.
    Let them help if they want. Community groups don't have to be religious. No need to influence Church or whatever.
    People power.
    • Feb 28 2012: I agree. Community groups don't have to be religious. But, religious groups are comprised of people and they do have the resources to help.

      People power means utilizing all the people along with all their resources. Religious groups can help, they can do their converting business later, but first and foremost, let them help too if they can.

      I suggest bringing in more than one religious group to help so that they must ensure economic stability before they can pursue their religious agendas.

      And mind you that religious groups mostly do put first social welfare before conversion.

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