Sustainable Development and Religion: An unsurprising nexus?

Professor Matthew Clarke

Deakin University

Professor Matthew Clarke is the Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Deakin University. He has spent the last two decades working and researching in the field of international development. His publications include books on the Millennium Development Goals, Climate Change and on the nexus between religion and development. His most recent books include: Development and Religion (Edward Elgar, UK), The Handbook of Research on Religion and Development (Edward Elgar, UK), and Islam and Development (Ashgate, UK). His fieldwork is predominantly in the Pacific region. Before joining academia, Professor Clarke worked for World Vision Australia.


Religion is a commonplace across the globe with more than 8 out of ten people professing religious belief. Religions provide precepts for how to live a good and righteous life. Religions also provide a framework through which... [ view full abstract ]


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