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Development to a different drummer : Anabaptist/Mennonite experiences and perspectives

Author: Richard A Yoder; Calvin Wall Redekop; Vernon Eugene Jantzi
Publisher: Intercourse, PA : Good Books, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard A Yoder; Calvin Wall Redekop; Vernon Eugene Jantzi
ISBN: 1561484539 9781561484539
OCLC Number: 56528137
Description: 362 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Part I. Overview and background --
1. Introduction --
Purpose --
Methods --
Overview --
2. Mainstream Development : competing perspectives --
What is development? --
How is development measured? --
How do we get there? --
Who is responsible and who has control? --
3. Historical overview of Mennonite work in development --
Introduction --
Mennonite missions: pioneering in development work --
Mennonite Central Committee and development --
Mennonite Economic Development Associates and development. Part II. A variety of international development experiences --
4. Grassroots perspectives --
Introduction --
Development as connectedness / Susan Classen --
Carrying tortillas into the ivory tower and theories into mud houses: connecting competing realities along the path of service / Ann Graber Hershberger --
Development and peace: you can't have one without the other / Jan Jenner --
5. Middle ground perspectives --
Introduction --
The accidental development worker / Vernon E. Jantzi --
Reflections on my experiences in international development / Luann Martin --
Reflections on my experience in development / Allan Saucier --
6. Large-scale public policy perspectives --
Introduction --
My journey from the cornfields to the World Bank / Raymond Martin --
It all started with National Geographic / Beth Heisey Kuttab --
From ambulance-driving to public policy / Richard A. Yoder. Part III. The analysis --
Introduction --
7. Common assumptions, themes, and patterns --
Why have you chosen this occupational path? --
How do practitioners experience doing development work? --
Have you made a difference? --
What would you have done differently, given the opportunity? --
What are the growing edges? What does the future hold? --
8. Toward an Anabaptist/Mennonite ethic of development --
Ethics and ethical frameworks: a brief definition --
Elements of an Anabaptist ethic of development --
Deriving the ethic --
Values and means --
Ultimate goals --
Concluding thoughts --
Summary of an Anabaptist theology and ethic --
Convergences and divergences between Anabaptist theology and ethics: an Anabaptist development ethic. 9. What kind of world? --
Realities, visions, dilemmas, and opportunities realities --
Poverty and economic inequality --
Culture and identity --
Religion and cultural resistance --Political democracy and power --
Global citizens' groups and justice advocacy --
Tensions, dilemmas, and opportunities --
Raising goats or changing systems? --
Bridging the gap --
Living well while doing good? --
Building on or destroying local culture and natural resources? --
Connect or disconnect with the missiological thrust of religious organizations? --
Power: acknowledging, using, and misusing it --
The nature of development, and where best to situate policy formation efforts --
Afterward: an invitation to come together with a faithful and prophetic development ethic --
Appendix: a brief sketch of the Anabaptist/Mennonite movement.
Responsibility: Richard A. Yoder, Calvin W. Redekop, & Vernon E. Jantzi.
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