Religious Innovation and Economic Empowerment in India: An Empirical Exploration
Author: Rebecca Shah
December 17, 2015
Former Religious Freedom Project Associate Scholar Rebecca Shah contributed a chapter to the volume, Religion and Innovation: Antagonists or Partners? edited by Donald A. Yerxa. Shah's chapter, "Religious Innovation and Economic Empowerment in India: An Empirical Exploration," takes a look at field research in India to see how religious faith can become a source of economic and social innovation for the poor and marginalized. Shah also examines the role of Christianity in creating opportunities for social mobility among India's disadvantaged caste communities.