Humanitarian Crises and International Relations 1959-2013

Humanitarian Crises and International Relations 1959-2013

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Humanitarian Crises and International Relations (1959-2013) presents a brief study of the relations between sovereign nations from 1959 to the current Afghanistan crisis (post NATO intervention). ...
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Genealogy of “Humanitarian”

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Fabienne Le Houérou


This chapter outlines the conceptual underpinnings of the notion of charity. More specifically, the notion of charity is explained in the religious contexts of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism. This chapter also maps the historical shifts to decouple Western notions of charity from religious associations.


Charity, Agapé, Sadaka, Zakat, Compassion, Dana, Religion, Religious History, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Secularization of state, Separation of church and state, Ramadan, Religious NGOs, Secular NGOs, Iftar.


Institut de Recherches et d’Etudes sur le Monde Arabe et Musulman (IREMAM) Aix-en-Provence France