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Genealogies of Shiʿa humanitarianism in Pakistan, England, and Iraq
Till Mostowlansky

are, rather, multipolar and multidirectional. For instance, when promoting a distinct Muslim liberal view, Kabir bundled the genealogical strings of Shiʿa tradition and giving, global humanitarianism and managerial discourse, thereby weaving together their contents beyond chronological recognition. In a similar vein, Kabir and Azim employed the concept of merit and a calculative vision of development, which have – as in many parts of the Muslim world – considerably altered the ways of giving. In this regard, we see elements of ‘neoliberal’ economic practice seeping

in Political theologies and development in Asia
The political theology of development in Asia
Giuseppe Bolotta
,
Philip Fountain
, and
R. Michael Feener

discourses of meritocracy. Rather than drawing linearly on genealogies of political-theological significance, ‘Kabir bundled the genealogical strings of Shiʿa tradition and giving, global humanitarianism and managerial discourse, thereby weaving together their contents beyond chronological recognition’. Just as technocrats play the role of priests, so too are religious specialists like Kabir becoming entrepreneurs, accountants, and advocates for capitalist accumulation. Witness the rise of prosperity theology within Christianity, influencing the likes of Joseph Prince

in Political theologies and development in Asia
The League of Red Cross Societies, the Australian Red Cross and its Junior Red Cross in the 1920s
Melanie Oppenheimer

humanitarian organisations, through bodies such as the LRCS and in terms of the Junior Red Cross ideal, to children. Notes 1 University of Melbourne Archives (UMA), National Executive Correspondence, Box 260: Junior Red Cross (JRC), Frank Tate, former Director of Education, ‘Permanence of the Peacetime Work of the Red Cross Society’, Victoria, 22 April 1932. 2 Sir P. Gibbs , ‘ The Junior Red Cross: Victorian Organiser’s Visit ’, Examiner , Launceston, Tasmania (4 March 1929 ), 9 . 3 B. Little , ‘ An Explosion of New Endeavours: Global Humanitarianism

in The Red Cross Movement
Continuities, changes and challenges
Neville Wylie
,
Melanie Oppenheimer
, and
James Crossland

in 1961 and 1963 respectively. 21 Forsythe, The Humanitarians , p. 29. 22 P. Bossier , From Solferino to Tsushima ( Geneva : Henry Dunant Institute , 1984 ), p. 338 . 23 A National Aid Society had existed in Britain since 1870; the British Red Cross Society was finally inaugurated in 1905. 24 For the role of religion in motivating humanitarian endeavours, see P. Stamatov , The Origins of Global Humanitarianism: Religion, Empires and Advocacy ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2015 ); and M. Barnett and J. Stein , Sacred Aid

in The Red Cross Movement