Religion and poverty alleviation in South Africa

Theologia Viatorum

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Title Religion and poverty alleviation in South Africa
Creator Shunmugam, Mathias Yuvan
Subject Theology & Religion religion; interfaith dialogue; poverty; South Africa; poverty alleviation; social change; multilateral collaboration; theology
Description South Africa, like all nations, faces several societal ills. In recent years, poverty has seen an increase in its prevalence rates – gaining attention from local, national, and international institutions. Poverty as a global phenomenon has existed for centuries and is predicted to continue for the foreseeable future. Amid this gloomy prediction, religion offers a beacon of hope. Religious communities provide a sense of comfort, security, and hope for a better future. However, they are also institutions capable of great social change and influence. Considering South Africa’s diverse and large religious community, the question of how religious communities can support poverty alleviation efforts and curb the growth of poverty becomes important, necessary, and relevant to the existing discourse on multilateral collaboration towards poverty alleviation.Contribution: This article contributes to understanding different religious views on poverty towards understanding the importance of the religious community and interfaith dialogue and collaboration in addressing the growth of poverty in South Africa.
Publisher AOSIS Publishing
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Date 2024-02-27
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Literary Analysis
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/tv.v48i1.224
Source Theologia Viatorum; Vol 48, No 1 (2024); 9 pages 2664-2980 0378-4142
Language eng
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