What is solidarity? Practitioner perspectives

Alliance magazine

We asked a range of people from across the global philanthropy spectrum what solidarity means to them. Here are their responses.

‘Shared values uniting all classes and groups in society; an essential fairness in the way in which society is organized and its resources distributed; the strong helping the weak; the haves sharing willingly with the have-nots.’

John Healy, Alliance Publishing Trust

‘Solidarity is a form of compassion and it is the ultimate driver for doing good in society in the Arab region and goes under the name of “takaful”. It can take the form of supporting an individual, a family and/or a community. Normally it is a commitment that spans over time rather than being a one-off support, depending on the means, of course.’

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