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For the Love of God: NGOs and Religious Identity in a Violent World

Shawn Teresa Flanigan
For the Love of God: NGOs and Religious Identity in a Violent World
ISBN: 978-1-56549-308 -7
ISBN: 978-1-56549-307-0
2010/171 pages/LC: 2009022069
A Kumarian Press Book

"Presents a rich, contextualized portrait of the attitudes and practices of NGO and FBO staff delivering social services in conflicted regions."—Social Service Review

"An important and much-needed contribution to the literature on FBOs.... provides useful insights into the complex relationship between religious identity, civil society, and conflict."—Gender and Development

"An exceptionally timely, clear, sober-minded, and informative look at the nexus between NGOs and religion."—Mark Sidel, University of Iowa


Shawn Teresa Flanigan looks at the role of faith-based nonprofit organizations (FBOs) in the context of international development to explore the ways that history and religious identity have influenced their work.


Shawn Teresa Flanigan is an assistant professor of public administration in the School of Public Affairs at San Diego State University.


  • NGOs, Religious Identity, and Violence in the Developing World.
  • Sectarian Social Welfare: Faith and Faction in Lebanon's NGO Sector.
  • Problems in Paradise: Violence, Fear, and Coercion in Sri Lanka's NGO Sector.
  • Cities of Cemeteries: Legacies of Ethnic Cleansing in Bosnia and Herzegovina's NGO Sector.
  • Faith-Based Organizations and Violence: The Broader Picture.