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Dharma and Development: Religion as Resource in the Sarvodaya Self-Help Movement

Joanna Macy
Dharma and Development: Religion as Resource in the Sarvodaya Self-Help Movement
ISBN: 978-0-931816-53-6
$19.95
1991/119 pages/LC: 85-236
A Kumarian Press Book
"An inspiring study of the Sarvodaya movement in Sri Lanka, built on the [successful integration of] spiritual values, community organization and self-reliance. Individuals, families, groups and towns are all empowered through this movement.  We are hungry for such possibilities in the West."— New Options

DESCRIPTION

Dharma and Development is unique in describing in concrete terms how a village movement in Sri Lanka draws on indigenous cultural and religious values to redefine the nature and purpose of development; mobilizes and motivates popular participation in development projects; and mounts distinctive organizing strategies. In so doing, it illustrates the relevance of religious traditions for any alternative development efforts in the developing and industrialized worlds.

CONTENTS

  • "Temple and Tank": The Relevance of Religion to Development.
  • The Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement.
  • Religions and the Goals of Development.
  • Religion and Community Organizing Methods.
  • The Monk in Community Development.
  • Expanding the Resources of Religion for Development.
  • Religion and Women in Development.
  • Lessons in Awakening: The Broader Relevance of the Sarvodaya Experience.
  • Sarvodaya in the Mid-Eighties: An Update.