Social Capital and Religion: The Contribution of Church in Mizoram

Social Capital and Religion: The Contribution of Church in Mizoram

ABSTRACT

This article discusses the concept of social capital and the role of religion, mainly Church, in producing what is known as Religious Social Capital in Mizoram. Drawing from various scholars, it attempts to define the concept of social capital by touching upon different dimensions associated with it. The multiple ways through which different religion related aspects help, shape and generate the stock of society’s social capital have been identified. It concludes that religious congregation is one major site for the generation of social capital in Mizo society.

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