oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Gender, development, and faith: The church and women's struggle to survive
|Article Title||Gender, development, and faith: The church and women's struggle to survive|
|© Publisher:||Southern African Missiological Society (SAMS)|
|Journal||Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies|
|Affiliations||1 School of Theology, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg|
|Publication Date||Nov 2003|
|Pages||427 - 450|
|Keyword(s)||Abuse fo women, Activist-intellectuals, Community needs, Economic development, Food producers, Liberal capitalism, Polygamy, Social stratifications and Unemployment|
In order for the church to play any meaningful role in the development of communities, there needs to be a sound theoretical understanding of ""development"". Development, however, is not neutral but is a gender issue. Theoretical issues of gender and development need to be understood within the context of extreme poverty experienced by poor and marginalised South African women. These women form networks of solidarity most of which have a religious dimension.
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