Peacebuilding for faith-based development organisations: Informing theory and practice

Sian Nicholas

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    Abstract Faith leaders and their congregations have been recognised as holding the potential to engage positively in peacebuilding activities in a post-conflict context. Alongside this, faith-based development organisations (FBDOs) have the ability to engage with these constituencies to increase the peacebuilding impact of their activities. This paper presents a framework of faith engagement for FBDOs to work with local faith leaders and people of faith to develop the peacebuilding impact of development activities. A reworking of Anderson's "Do No Harm", it encompasses the areas that FBDOs need to address in order to be effective peacebuilding actors in a faith context.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)245-257
    JournalDevelopment in Practice
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2014

    Bibliographical note

    This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Development in Practice on 30th May 2014, available online: .


    Spalding Trust


    • Aid
    • Capacity development
    • Civil society
    • NGOs
    • Conflict and reconstruction
    • Partnership
    • Sub-Saharan Africa


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