Generosity, Islam and Catholicism

Carolyn Warner

I became interested in generosity while studying efforts of Muslim groups in some Western European countries to obtain permission for Islamic burials in public cemeteries, and to obtain permission to build full service community mosques.

I wondered to what extent the individuals leading groups that spearheaded these efforts were motivated by a religious background that might have stressed self-sacrifice for the community. Continue reading

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New Science of Generosity Blog

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