Researching and facilitating african american global volunteerism

Jacqueline S. Mattis, Meredith O. Hope, Ryan M. Sutton, Michael S. Udoh, Fabienne Doucet

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There has been little theoretical or empirical study regarding the factors that promote or thwart international service among African American adults. A review of the extant research on international volunteerism highlights factors that may facilitate or inhibit international service among African Americans. Religion can play a role in promoting African American volunteerism generally, and international service specifically. Building on existing research and theory, a conceptual model can be sketched that accounts for the complex ways in which intrapersonal, interpersonal, contextual, sociopolitical, and religious factors inform international service among African Americans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-36
Number of pages8
JournalReview of Faith and International Affairs
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2012


  • Christianity
  • Civil Society
  • Education
  • International Organizations
  • Islam
  • North America
  • Race & Ethnicity
  • Theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Religious studies
  • Sociology and Political Science


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