Who needs religious literacy? In a disaster, maybe we all do

Tara Gingerich reflects on her recent work researching religious literacy; what she realised about her own point of view and why we need to engage with religion. I remember when I first started to talk with Oxfam colleagues about the new research project I would be leading, together with the Harvard Divinity School. It was on how Oxfam and other …

Fundamental questions, women’s rights responses

Caroline Sweetman, Editor of Gender and Development, introduces their latest issue on women’s rights and fundamentalisms. The new issue of Gender & Development focuses on nothing less than the question of what constitutes heaven on earth. While visions of global development suggest that’s about realizing rights and social justice for everyone, religious fundamentalists peddle an alternative vision of heaven – …