|Culture, Spirituality, and Economic Development (IDRC, 1995)|
I would like to thank Pierre Beemans, Vice-President (Corporate Services), IDRC, who was the initial inspiration for this project and offer special thanks to Chris Smart, Sharon Harper, and Kathleen Clancy. The advisory group became instrumental in determining the direction of inquiry and so I offer my gratitude for their wisdom and generosity of time and commitment. Peter Hans Kolvenbach, S.J., Jesuit General, I thank for his support and belief in this joint effort and all the Jesuits who encouraged me and welcomed me into their homes along my travels.
I owe my deepest gratitude to the interviewees who provided me with inspiration throughout and who gave so freely of their time and thought. This list is long and can be found in the Appendix. I hope that this work in some small way does justice to the lives and deeds of these vibrant, generous people.