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Rethinking development and peacebuilding in non-secular contexts: a postsecular alternative in Mindanao?

Horner, L.K (2017) 'Rethinking development and peacebuilding in non-secular contexts: a postsecular alternative in Mindanao?' Third World Quarterly, 38 (9). pp. 2009-2026. ISSN 1360-2241

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Abstract

This paper aims to positively engage with the religious character of many development contexts through an exploration of my own field work in Mindanao. Through problematising a secular development industry and building on the momentum of the religious turn some scholars have identified, I share my initial explorations of how a postsecular framing might offer an alternative approach to development and peacebuilding. Through a deconstructive framing of the religious-secular binary I analyse the practices of one small NGO and suggest that a practice of ‘journeying with’ – Muslims and Christians on the shared philosophical/theological project to nourish each other’s faiths – can contribute to material and spiritual benefit, and the conditions to enable this.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: development; religion; postsecular; Mindanao; Caputo
Divisions: Institute for Education
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2017 15:58
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2017 13:20
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