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dc.contributor.authorAger, Wendyen
dc.contributor.authorFrench, Michaelen
dc.contributor.authorFitzgibbon, Atallahen
dc.contributor.authorAger, Alastairen
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-27T16:50:39Z
dc.date.available2018-10-27T16:50:39Z
dc.date.issued2018-09-29
dc.identifier.citationAger, W., French, M., Fitzgibbon, A. and Ager, A. (2019) The case for (and challenges of) faith-sensitive psychosocial programming. Intervention: Journal of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas, 17 (1), pp. 69-75.en
dc.identifier.issn1872-1001en
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/9030
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.4103/INTV.INTV_20_18
dc.description.abstractDrawing upon evidence compiled in a recent literature review, we identify five arguments for seeking faith-sensitivity in psychosocial programming: it is indicated by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS); it is implied by humanitarian law and principles; religion is an active and effective source of coping in many contexts; local faith actors have a ‘comparative advantage’ in humanitarian settings; and engaging with religion is coherent with emerging policy and practice. However, we also identify three major challenges in implementing faith-sensitive programming: religion may be used as a basis for maladaptive coping; religious engagement is considered a threat to impartiality; and practices of engaging with religion are poorly documented, disseminated and developed. This suggests the value of guidance on faith-sensitive psychosocial programming—consistent with the existing IASC MHPSS guidelines—suitable for implementation by both faith-based and non-faith-based actors.en
dc.description.abstractKey Implications for Practice - The role of faith in supporting well-being and recovery and the importance of engaging with local capacities and institutions both point to the relevance of faith-sensitive psychosocial programming; - Humanitarian law and principles promote respect for religious practice and freedom of religion; - Humanitarian agencies are potentially discouraged from engaging with religion by concerns about partiality, proselytism and the potential for religion to ferment conflict; - There is a need to develop, document and disseminate appropriate faith-sensitive programming practices more effectively.
dc.description.urihttp://www.interventionjournal.org/en
dc.format.extent69-75
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherWolters Kluwer - Medknowen
dc.publisherWar Trauma Foundation
dc.relation.ispartofIntervention: Journal of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areasen
dc.rights© 2018 Intervention, Journal of Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Conflict Affected Areas. Published by Wolters Kluwer - Medknow. This is an open access journal, and articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 License, which allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.
dc.subjectFaithen
dc.subjectHumanitarianen
dc.subjectMental Healthen
dc.subjectPsychosocialen
dc.subjectReligionen
dc.titleThe case for (and challenges of) faith-sensitive psychosocial programmingen
dc.typeArticleen
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dcterms.dateAccepted2018-09-01
dc.date.updated2019-07-01
dc.description.volume17
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qmu.authorAger, Alastair
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