Jonathan Benthall

debate. 13 The vexed issues of proselytism and ‘re-Islamization’ have no relevance here (though Islamic Relief is totally committed to non-discrimination when it works in mixed religious areas). There is a problem with mosques near Rharous, since many of them – the most modest places of worship imaginable – are in serious need of repair and refurbishing. Unlike many other Islamic

in Islamic charities and Islamic humanism in troubled times
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Lindsey Earner-Byrne

-operation between different religious groups, this book has revealed the progressive impact of charitable assistance, and also the inhibiting effect of sectarian hostility. The issue of religion and welfare motivated many voluntary workers to became involved in maternity welfare in order to ‘protect’ the souls of mother and child. The fear of proselytism gave the poor mother some small amount of leverage in a world in which she had very little real power. Nonetheless, the divisive Conclusion 223 aspect inherent in the denominational approach to welfare also restricted the

in Mother and child
Jonathan Benthall

, that is, proselytism. Meanwhile, a host of newer organizations – such as the Brahma Kumaris Spiritual University or Soka Gakkai International (Japanese Buddhists) – have been granted consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council; and others such as the Church of Scientology and the World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations, run by the Reverend

in Islamic charities and Islamic humanism in troubled times
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Jonathan Benthall

British charities –refusing to renounce proselytism. The other international Islamic relief agency that I visited in Istanbul in 2011 was Kimse Yok Mu (‘Is there anybody there?’), mentioned in Chapter 9 , which is affiliated to the well-established Gülen (or Hizmet) movement, though this is not advertised in its publicity. It was founded quite recently in 2002 and has grown

in Islamic charities and Islamic humanism in troubled times
June Cooper

Home Rule Movement, proselytism remained an inflammable issue. During Queen Victoria’s visit to Ireland, a ‘Children’s Day’ was held in the Phoenix Park on 9 April 1900. The DPOS was also closed ‘on the occasion of Her Majesty’s visit to Dublin’,59 and a member of the committee noted ‘with satisfaction the large assemblage of children recently in the Phoenix Park’.60 Nationalists regarded Children’s Day as a ‘scheme to use the Queen’s visit for making loyal little Britons of the sons and daughters of Irish Nationalists’ and an ‘act of political souperism and possibly

in The Protestant Orphan Society and its social significance in Ireland, 1828–1940
The case of post-tsunami reconstruction in Aceh
Jonathan Benthall

-Muslim societies was in order to exclude the complicating factor that arises when an Islamic charity engages in – or is thought to engage in – a programme of proselytism or ‘re-Islamization’ as an adjunct to its humanitarian goals. The two societies I chose were ones in which Islam is so strongly entrenched that the issue arises only marginally, if at all. The first of two case studies was

in Islamic charities and Islamic humanism in troubled times
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Peter Davies and Robert Light

. He says that in 1919 every effort was made to put sport back on its feet; in 1945, after six years of war, he argues that very little had changed. His social history also considers the nature of women’s cricket and the way in which the sport originated in girls’ boarding schools as an alternative to tennis.7 J.A. Mangan’s edited collection, Pleasure, Profit and Proselytism (1988), focuses on sport as a ‘cultural phenomenon’. He emphasises the fact that over time leisure and sport became more important. Mangan’s book comprises fourteen chapters, with contributors

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The structure of Islamic toleration
Jonathan Benthall

analogical in their method of reasoning’ (Parkin 2000 : 13). The anthropological critique of Christian proselytism led to this, but the modern principle of religious toleration did at least prepare the ground. Let us take as a working assumption that Judaeo-Christian preconceptions remain even with those who have dropped or diluted their Judaeo-Christian beliefs. To get a comparative

in Islamic charities and Islamic humanism in troubled times
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Mervyn Busteed

network of religious, cultural, social and mutual aid groups, the Catholic version of the ‘associational culture’ which was such a notable feature of life in mid-Victorian British cities. For the Protection and Rescue Society the prime concern was to patrol the boundaries of the faith community by ensuring the safety of children deemed vulnerable to the dangers of Protestant proselytism and moral and physical harm. Residential clustering and church-based community life were therefore factors which helped keep the Irish apart and preserve a distinctive presence. The same

in The Irish in Manchester c. 1750–1921
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Keith A.P. Sandiford

the English-speaking Caribbean to 1914: Towards a Cultural Analysis’, in J. A. Mangan, ed., Pleasure, Profit, Proselytism: British Culture at Home and Abroad 1700–1914 , London, 1988, pp. 241–9. 9 See, for example, Barbados Globe , 27 March 1899 and 27 December 1899

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