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Faith Partnership Principles: Working Effectively With Faith Groups to Fight Global Poverty

January 1, 2012

Faith Partnership Principles: Working Effectively With Faith Groups to Fight Global Poverty was composed by the United Kingdom's Department for International Development (DFID) in collaboration with UK Aid to outline a transparent and collaborative relationship between DFID and faith actors in development. The document establishes a commitment to building a mutual understanding of religion and development; documenting, researching, and evaluating the influence of faith groups; and collaborating on developmental challenges to jointly uplift the impoverished. The document articulates a number of issues and challenges which impact this relationship, such as gaps between a secular and religious perspective on developmental needs, in addition to ways to address these challenges. The paper concludes with a plan of action to pursue these objectives with deadlines spread out from fall 2012 to spring 2013.

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