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What is Societal Development

Phenomenological Approaches to Religion and Spirituality
Societal Development necessitates a process in which a society increases its various capital stocks across social, economic, and environmental capitals. The idea of societal development has often been connected with the idea of progress and development of a people and its society. The term is synonymous with social development which is about improving the well-being of every individual in society so they can reach their full potential. The success of society is usually linked to the well-being of each and every citizen. Therefore, social development in this context means investing in people in which case their families will also do well and the whole of society will benefit.
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Ethico-Phenomenological Appraisal of Religion and Development in Africa
Essien D. Essien (University of Uyo, Nigeria)
Copyright: © 2021 |Pages: 30
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4595-9.ch005
Empirical studies linking contemporary discussions on human transformation indicate that development faces a number of interrelated challenges, foremost being the neglected importance of religion as a determinant for development. Even though religion poses the capacity of serving as a strong force in boosting societal development and its importance is continuously increasing since the beginning of the new millennium, a number of hypotheses still fail to connect religion to development. Drawing upon an extensive contemporary research on religion and development literature, this study examines the relationship between religion and development in Africa. With an insight provided into understanding the independent layers of religious development nexus in Africa, a criterion on what should constitute an appropriate approach toward societal development is thus supplied. Findings reveal that religion remains one clear option of inspiration and motivation for welfare and humanitarian engagement. This study has significant implication for cumulative research on African religiosity and development.
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Social Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation: A Conceptual Distinction
A process in which a society increases its various capital stocks across social, economic and environmental capitals.
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