‘A spoke in the wheel of injustice’: faith and well-being in the superdiverse city

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Abstract

Politicians find it easy to offer their support to the idea of promoting national wellbeing. However, examining the political narratives that stand behind political leaders’ claims on this subject reveals a serious neglect of poverty and inequality.  In this article, Chris Shannahan argues that a sustained theological critique of current thinking around wellbeing can help bring to light the ways in which past governments have ignored the concerns of the poor and undermined the ability of faith-based organisations to provide prophetic witness.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPublic Spirit
Publication statusPublished - 16 May 2014

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Injustice
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Poverty
Politicians
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Witness
Government

Keywords

  • Poverty
  • Social Exclusion
  • Liberation Theology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Religious studies

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