Leveraging social capital of the church for development : a case study of a farming community in Wellington

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dc.contributor.author Beukes, Jacques W.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-27T06:34:59Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-27T06:34:59Z
dc.date.issued 2019-11-14
dc.description.abstract This article explores how a farming community in Wellington (Bovlei) moved from dependence towards an empowered community through non-profit organisations’ (NPOs) transformative community development initiatives, undertaken together with the church’s social capital. This example serves as the backdrop to explore critical viewpoints by various scholars who are critical about how the church engages in an unequal and unjust society. The critical questions that remain are the following; who is the church?, what is the church’s role as a change agent? and how should churches leverage social capital for development? Although various definitions have been given in conceptualising the church and its role in society, through this article, the author engages with the social capital theory in understanding how the transformation came about in this community by describing the churches’ involvement through a case study. en_ZA
dc.description.department Practical Theology en_ZA
dc.description.librarian am2020 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.hts.org.za en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Beukes, J.W., 2019, ‘Leveraging social capital of the church for development: A case study of a farming community in Wellington’, HTS Teologiese Studies/ Theological Studies 75(4), a5528. https://DOI.org/10.4102/hts.v75i4.5528. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v75i4.5528
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/73578
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher AOSIS Open Journals en_ZA
dc.rights © 2019. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_ZA
dc.subject Social capital en_ZA
dc.subject Church en_ZA
dc.subject Development en_ZA
dc.subject Community en_ZA
dc.subject Faith-based organisations en_ZA
dc.subject Farming community en_ZA
dc.title Leveraging social capital of the church for development : a case study of a farming community in Wellington en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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