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The literature below emphasises how critical it is to actively engage with religion on a case-by-case basis, rather than falling into simplistic stereotypes. People are more likely to join sects than to be born into them.

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The dangers faced by aid workers are similar, whether or not they are working with a religious group. In the context of humanitarian organisations, faith has been a double-edged sword. And where appropriate, agreeing to differ, but choosing to cooperate anyway.

We do not want to impair people who want to do good because they have a religious reason for wanting to do so. Subjects Description This collection adds to a burgeoning literature concerned with the roles played by religions in development.

Most denominational members are born into and grow up within the body. Working effectively with faith groups to fight global poverty. This, in a way, would also be doing more harm than good because aid is denied where it could had been given.

Therefore, if a humanitarian worker truly wishes to remain independent, then he or she must choose to work with a secular organisation. The document is a statement of intent that acknowledges the issues and challenges. It is this key ability of faith-based organisations that makes them not only tolerable but necessary in the coming decades. Religion, development and the United Nations. Engaging with faith-based organisations in development.

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Knowledge Centre Religion and Development. This will remain true regardless of whether organisations are faith-based or secular. Rather than sweep these under the carpet or treat them as insurmountable obstacles, effective engagement between religion and development requires open, constructive discussion of these differences. It is unsurprising, therefore, that the aid system has sought to keep a safe separation between religion and development.