The Practice of Altruism: Caring and Religion in Global Perspective
Cambridge Scholars Press, 2006 - 209 pages
The study of altruism and altruistic behavior has caught the attention of social scientists especially in recent years. What motivates individuals to cultivate attitudes and actions that promote the wellbeing of others at the expense of, or at the risk of negative consequences for their own?
In our contemporary global society marked by conflict and violence among different sectors of the population in various regions of the world, and wherein religion can be a factor that exacerbates such conflict and violence, harnessing the power of religion towards directions of reconciliation, creativity, and altruistic action, remains a crucial task for humankind.
This volume addresses a question especially relevant in our day: do people who profess religious commitment or affiliation in a particular religious community tend to nurture altruistic kinds of attitude and action more than others? Social scientists present results of their empirical studies on Japanese society, as well as on North American, European, Indian, and Thai societies, to focus on this issue and offer insightful reflections on the relationship between religion and society.
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You give them But she could Introduction : An Extreme Case When Zell Kravinsky
at age 48 offered to give the gift of his second kidney to a total stranger , his
family protested ( Strom , 2003 , as with quotes that follow ) . He had recently
NGOs are often accused of doing nothing ' or ' helping their families and friends '
instead of those they are set up to give to . This distinction mirrors the tension
between Mr . Kravinsky and his family . The self - interest of a corporate entity ...
They would rather give to an individual they know with a specific outcome than to
a general cause . If NGOs in Delhi are situated in a nexus that contrasts
suspicions of government corruption and the corporate sector ' s model of
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