Religious inequalities in development: where need meets creed

This seminar explores why religious and belief-based inequalities are overlooked when it comes to inclusive and sustainable development, as promoted by the SDGs.

Religious inequalities refers to the ways in which individuals and groups suffer from systemic marginalisation, exclusion and, in extreme cases, genocide, on account of their beliefs and/or religious affiliation.

When it comes to being committed to challenging power relations of privilege and subordination in development studies and practice, many have laboriously studied the drivers, nature and impact of inequalities along the lines of gender, ethnicity, race and geography. But when it comes to inequalities on account of religion, why are these are either merely given passing acknowledgement, presented as a by-product of other inequalities or sometimes ignored altogether?



Mike Battcock, Civil Societies Team Leader, Inclusive Societies Department, UK Department for International Development (DFID).

Watch video of the event

This event was part of the Religious Inequalities in Development, organised by the Institute of Development Studies. (IDS). You can watch the video recording of the event on the IDS Facebook page.