Faith Organizations and Socio Economic Welfare in Kenya
Romanian Journal for Multidimensional Education, Vol 4, No. 3, December 2012
20 Pages Posted: 23 May 2012 Last revised: 24 Oct 2012
Date Written: May 23, 2012
In capturing the role of religion in the social welfare activities in Kenya and Sub Saharan Africa Okulu (2003) enumerated that religion should intervene to help hungry children crying for food, refugees running from tyranny, providing water and sanitation to villages that do not have them, help beggars in the streets, and also help those in the brink of hunger and death. In essence, faith actors play other roles apart from connecting their followers to a deity. It is therefore the purpose of this study is to discuss about religion and social economic welfare in Kenya. In doing so, this study will examine the development of religion in Kenya and analyze both the positive and negative religious contribution to the social economic welfare.
Keywords: faith organizations, socio economic welfare, Kenya
JEL Classification: N37, D63
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