Panel discussion with authors of International Development and Local Faith Actors: Ideological and Cultural Encounters edited by Kathryn Kraft, Sr Lecturer in International Development UEL and Senior Advisor on Faith and Development at World Vision and Olivia Wilkinson, JLI Director of Research.



  • Kathyrn Kraft
  • Lincoln Lau
  • Sandra Pertek
  • Lisa le Roux

This panel brings together authors from a new book, “International Development and Local Faith Actors: Ideological and Cultural Encounters,” which is part of the Routledge Research in Religion & Development series. The authors briefly discuss their research and chapters in the book and then reflect on the theme of “Listening to Community Stakeholders: Equity in Listening.” There was discussion on the role listening plays when working with different communities on sensitive topics, especially those rooted in religious belief; how NGOs can build staff capacity for listening well; how all stakeholders can be involved in “listening to the data;” and how we can better ensure equity when interpreting data. The panel includes Kathryn Kraft, Elisabet le Roux, Lincoln Lau, Sandra Petrek and is moderated by Nathan Mallonee.