oa Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Gender, development, and faith: The church and women's struggle to survive

Volume 31, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-9507



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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