Born Again

Born Again : The Christian Right Globalized

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The Christian Right wields massive political power in the United States and beyond. This is the first book to reveal the growing influence of the Christian Right within the United Nations. This book reveals how Christian conservative groups are able to shape policy in every corner of the world. Drawing on interviews with religious leaders, it reveals how today's most powerful Christian Right organisations are building interfaith coalitions, connecting Catholic, Mormon and Muslim allies to advance a conservative agenda. The US under Bush Jr. has given them a significant voice in shaping US policy on issues including women's rights, reproductive health, human cloning, children's rights and AIDS. In short, the Christian Right is globalising -- a phenomenon that promises to challenge progressive social policy on a world-wide scale - as well as transform the Christian Right itself.show more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 144.8 x 223.5 x 22.9mm | 294.84g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745322425
  • 9780745322421
  • 2,189,285

About Jennifer S. Butler

Rev. Jennifer Butler is Executive Director of Faith in Public Life. An ordained Presbyterian minister, Rev. Butler most recently served as the Presbyterian Church (USA) Representative to the United Nations. During her nine years at the U.N., she represented the denomination on issues ranging from women's rights to the Iraq war. She also taught courses at New York University's graduate program in Global Studies. Rev. Butler served in the Peace Corps from 1989 to 1991 in Belize, Central America. She earned a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary and a Master of Social Work from Rutgers University.show more

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'Jennifer Butler's sharp eye for critique and smooth handling of complexity makes her the ideal analyst for probing the global export of exclusionary frames and narratives by the US Christian Right' -- Chip Berlet, Senior Analyst, Political Research Associates, Co-author, Right-Wing Populism in Americashow more

Table of contents

Introduction 1. Born Again: Three Reasons Why The Christian Right Can Globalize Now 2. The Christian Right's Challenge To Global Democracy's Status Quo 3. Assembling A Pro-Family Alliance 4. A Global Religious Right?: The Prospects And Challenges Of International, Interfaith Alliances Conclusion: Six Areas Where Conservatives Excel Notes Indexshow more

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