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Religion and faith-based welfare: From wellbeing to ways of being

Rana Jawad


This original book makes a timely and potentially controversial contribution both to the teaching of social policy and the wider debates surrounding it in Britain today. It offers a critical and theoretically-sensitive overview of the role of religious values, actors and institutions in the development of state and non-state social welfare provision in Britain, combining historical discussion of the relationship between religion and social policy in Britain with a comparative theoretical discussion that covers continental Europe and North America. Grounded in new empirical research on religiou ... More

Keywords: Religion, faith-based welfare, UK, wellbeing, ways of being, social policy, spirituality, mixed economy of welfare, Christian Socialism, multi-culturalism, ethnicity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781847423900
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847423900.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rana Jawad, author