Social Inclusion of Nongovernmental Organizations from the Christian Context

By Alfonso Conde Lacárcel, Tomas Sola Martínez and Juan Antonio López Nuñez.

Published by The International Journal of Organizational Diversity

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One of the attributes and characteristics of human beings is their religious and transcendental aspects, the search for answers to existence through the different religions, which materialize in actions defined by the various positive values found in all of them. They both agree and collaborate in creating a more inclusive world for all people, not only talking in terms of diversity, multiculturalism, or disability, but in the case a social and educational inclusion. From this perspective we briefly present a descriptive case study of the city of Granada, Spain. We display the nonformal inclusive educational work undertaken by several nonprofit organizations with a Christian identity who wanted to collaborate with us in a thesis. We have a wider target population of diverse research that consists of more than 100 nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). We focus in this article on the acquisition of those inclusive values from the religious perspective of human beings. This research has used data collection instruments, such as validated questionnaires, interviews, and systematic observation techniques. The results obtained percentages of efficiency and are similar to those made by other nonformal inclusive education agents, in particular with greater involvement from the point of view of professionals and users. It stresses the need to strengthen the various organizational aspects and promote the visualization of the work done in these areas and educational partner agents.

Keywords: Social Inclusion, Religious Values, Nonprofit Organizations, Education, Educational Research

The International Journal of Organizational Diversity, Volume 16, Issue 4, December 2016, pp.39-47. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: December 19, 2016 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 890.628KB)).

Dr. Alfonso Conde Lacárcel

Professor, Faculty of Science Education, Department of Didactic and School Organization, University of Granada, Granada, Spain

Dr. Tomas Sola Martínez

Chatedrátic and Doctor Honoris Causa from Twenty-Two Latin American Universities; Director, AREA HUM672; Faculty of Science Education, Department of Didactic and School Organization, University of Granada, Granada, Spain

Prof. Juan Antonio López Nuñez

Professor, Faculty of Science Education, Department of Didactic and School Organization, University of Granada, Granada, Spain