Faith-based voluntary action: a case study of a French charity

Montagne-Vilette, Solange, Hardill, Irene and Lebeau, Boris (2011) Faith-based voluntary action: a case study of a French charity. Social Policy and Society, 10 (3). pp. 405-415. ISSN 1474-7464

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Following legal changes in the 1980s, the Voluntary and Community sector/économie sociale in France has become culturally diverse as faith-based organisations serving minority ethnic communities have developed, including charities inspired by religious and cultural principles of charitable giving. In this article, we use a case study of a social welfare charity established in a Parisian suburb with a culturally diverse population. Worldwide social welfare work is a priority; the charity responds to disasters, but it prioritises long-term development actions, encouraging the direct involvement of local communities. In recent years, its work has also embraced distressed communities within France.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L400 Social Policy
R100 French studies
V600 Theology and Religious studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Social Sciences
Depositing User: Helen Pattison
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2012 11:46
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2023 16:00

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