KEY FEATURES: A focus on international collaboration in social welfare includes the way social policymaking is becoming increasingly internationalized through the efforts of multi-lateral organizations and the willingness of national governments to collaborate on international initiatives. A sensitivity to cultural diversity discusses the realities of global social welfare. An in-depth overview of the role of families and communities, nonprofits and faith-based organizations, commercial providers, professional social workers, and governments in social welfare addresses the local and international efforts to enhance social well-being. A balanced approach to controversial issues details the strengths and weaknesses of different perspectives. An extensive knowledge and use of the latest bibliographic references in the field exposes readers to key research and theory.

Nonprofits and Faith-Based Services: International Dimensions

5 Nonprofits and faith-based services: international dimensions

Throughout the world, hundreds of millions of people engage with nonprofit and faith-based organizations on a daily basis. While many of these organizations provide conventional social services, a variety cater to their own members, and others advocate for social change. Some are motivated by religious beliefs while others are based on cooperative principles. Several cater to particular groups of people while others have a wider remit. Some operate at the community level while others are very large and serve people in many different countries. Together, they comprise a large and complex system of provision that can be distinguished from the services of governments and commercial firms as well as the traditional welfare obligations ...

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