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Charitable Organizations
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Task of All Religions

1. Concern for those who have fallen into need, to support them, in deed, by counsel, and with economic assistance, is regarded as an important duty by all religions. Commitment to the cause of the weak is one of the fundamental commandments with which the religions foster the cohesiveness of society. Granted, there are differences in the determination of the goal: whether caritas (La…

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Hock, Klaus, “Charitable Organizations”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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