Faith-based organization

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A faith-based organization is an organization whose values are based on faith and/or beliefs, which has a mission based on social values of the particular faith, and which most often draws its activists (leaders, staff, volunteers) from a particular faith group. The faith to which the organization is relating to does not have to be academically classified as religion. The term "faith-based organization" is more inclusive than the term "religious organization" as it refers also to the non-congregation faith beliefs. [1]

Faith-based organizations are grass-root organizations active locally but also on an international [2] scale. Their funding comes from member donations, but they are also eligible for state [3] or international grants. [4]

Currently, this terminology is widely used in governmental, [5] [6] inter-governmental, [7] [8] and non-governmental settings. [9] World Bank prepared a list of international faith-based organizations. [10]

Policymakers in Germany have recognised the potential in cooperating with faith-based organizations. [11]

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