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Manini Sheker
Scholar and Writer

Manini Sheker is a scholar and writer interested in religion, the arts, social justice, the environment and the good life. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, openDemocracy and Litro, among others

Written by Manini Sheker

Essay/
Poverty and development
What good is religion?

International development has focussed on material goods, but religion has an important role to play in human flourishing

Manini Sheker