The Theology of Integral Human Development

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Matt Moran
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This well-researched and easy to read book by Matt Moran explores:

– The meaning of integral human development
– The pioneering role of the Catholic Church in development
– The intrinsic values that faith brings to international development
– The Missionary Approach to Development Interventions
– Human dignity and right relations that enable people to flourish and live
life to the full
– Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation
– The importance of inter-religious dialogue for peaceful co-existence
– Authentic partnership vs financial relationship in the power balance between
Western funders and implementing organisations in the Global South
– The faith inter-face with the UN, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNAIDS, World Bank, WHO and
the EU
– Faith’s receding place in public affairs in an increasingly intolerant
secular Ireland
– The relationship between Church and State in Ireland
– The Irish Government’s interface with FBOs in the provision of health and
social care services
– The fractious relationship between the Catholic Church and the Irish media
– A dialogue of hope to imagine an alternative narrative in Ireland
– The evolving clash between Christian values and human rights as in the 1948
Declaration of Human Rights, and
– The un-challenged findings on bias and serious dysfunction within the
European Court of Human Rights.

The Foreword to the book was written by Dr David Begg, Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Social Sciences at Maynooth University.

Matt Moran is author of The Legacy of Irish Missionaries Lives On.

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Sold by: Matt Moran
After a career in the public service and later in international development with Catholic missionaries and serving as Chairperson of the Board of Misean Cara, Matt Moran turned to writing as a hobby in retirement. He published The Legacy of Irish Missionaries Lives On in 2016 exploring how the development and humanitarian work commenced and undertaken for decades in the Global South by the Irish is being continued and expanded by local religious and indigenous missionaries in those territories. Mary Robinson, former President of Ireland, wrote the Foreword to the book which was launched by Senator Rónán Mullen. In 2022, he published The Theology of Integral Human Development exploring the role of faith in international development and in public affairs in Ireland. The Foreword to the book was written by Dr David Begg, former CEO of Concern Worldwide and Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Social Sciences at Maynooth University. It was launched by Carol Nolan TD, Vice-Chair of the All-Party Oireachtas Life & Dignity Group, David Begg, and Professor Fáinche Ryan, Director of the Loyola Institute at TCD, Dublin. He is currently undertaking research for a book on The Cultural Colonisation of Africa by the West. He contributes articles on religious and social affairs and international development to a number of online channels in Ireland, the U.K, and Asia

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