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Faith and Development in Focus: Senegal
Senegal is often recognized for its unique religious landscape, notably marked by four main Sufi confréries (orders), and its long commitment to interfaith peace and dialogue. Senegal’s religious communities, which have ...
Country-Level Mapping Methodology
Building upon previous projects from the first phase of collaboration with the Luce Foundation, the Berkley Center’s Religion and Global Development Program and World Faiths Development Dialogue (WFDD) are exploring key ...
Islam and Development in Bangladesh: A Grassroots Perspective
In Bangladesh, local Muslim faith-inspired organizations have taken on new significance as the country grapples with growing social fissures around religion. These groups occupy a critical position in relation to the secular ...
The Mouride Sufi Order
Senegal has a distinctive form of Islam, as it has one of the highest—if not the highest—percentages of Sufis among the world’s Muslim-majority countries. Adherents of Sufi Islam belong to various orders or turuq (plural ...