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Faith-based development groups under the spotlight

by Ed Beavan

FAITH groups “have the potential to be serious and effective allies in the struggle against privation” despite “long-standing suspicion towards faith in many quarters of the develop­ment establishment”, the Archbishop of Canterbury said in a lecture last week.

Dr Williams was speaking in the final lecture in a series at the Royal Society of Arts in London, New Per­spectives on Faith and Develop­ment.

The Archbishop said that there was often a ...

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Fri 31 Jul 15 @ 18:59
@steveLIVS @RhodesWriter @c_of_e It wasn't our data, it was a survey by the British Election Study. HS

Fri 31 Jul 15 @ 15:25
Giving in @c_of_e up to £1 billion. But number of givers falling http://t.co/XTRi469vxv http://t.co/DZOtKmFWHH