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  • Growing God's Family: The Global Orphan Care Movement and the Limits of Evangelical Activism.
    Perry, Samuel L. (2017)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; Adoption; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • Prophets of resistance: Social justice activists contesting comfortable church culture.
    Delehanty, John D. (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:1: 37-58.

    Based on 2014-15 participant observation in a Christian-only community organizing coalition. Individualist "comfortable" church culture hinders organizing around issues of social justice, limiting activism to charitable works.

    Associated Search Terms: Individualism; Community organization; Activism; Social justice; Participant observation; Justice; Culture
  • Trends in addressing social needs: A longitudinal study of congregation-based service provision and political participation.
    Fulton, Brad R. (2016)
    Religions 7:5: 51-67.

    Social services have risen, political engagement lessened, but both have risen in Catholic Latino congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; Catholic, U.S.A.; Congregation; Latino Americans; Politics, U.S.A.; Social services; Longitudinal
  • The cost of being lost in the crowd: How congregational size and social neworks shape attenders' involvement in community organizations.
    McClure, Jennifer M. (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:2: 269-286.

    Analyzes 2008-09 U.S. Congregational Life Survey data. Respondents who have close friends in their congregation are more likely to be involved in community service-, social justice-, or advocacy-groups. This likelihood increases with congregation size.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; Congregation size; Social capital; Parish
  • The public sociology of religion.
    Markofski, Wes (2015)
    Sociology of Religion 76:4: 459-475.

    Argues that progressive, as opposed to conservative, Evangelical Christianity in the U.S.A. has been neglected in research. Interviews in several cities reveal Evangelical support for social services, personally relocating residence into low income settings, & supporting egalitarian politics.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Activism
  • After the wedding night: Sexual abstinence and masculinities over the life course.
    Diefendorf, Sarah (2015)
    Gender & Society 29:5: 647-669.

    Associated Search Terms: Masculinity ideology; Gender role; Sexual activity; Sexual repression; Life course; Gender traditionalism
  • Religious tradition and involvement in congregational activities that focus on the community.
    McClure, Jennifer M. (2014)
    Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion 10:8: 1-21.

    Analyzes 2008-09 U.S. Congregational Life Survey data. Some denominations lead people to be involved on community activities more than others.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; Denomination (organizational entity)
  • Strategically prophetic priests: An analysis of competing principal influence on clergy political action.
    Calfano, Brian Robert, Elizabeth A. Oldmixon, and Mark Gray (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:1: 1-21.

    Analyzes 2009-10 questionnaire data from a stratified representative sample of U.S. Catholic priests. Encouragement by bishops increases the likelihood of activism on such issues as immigration & abortion while anticipation of parish financial reaction decreases it

    Associated Search Terms: Abortion; Catholic, U.S.A.; Activism; Migration; Clergy
  • Act like men: Social engagement and Evangelical masculinity.
    Bielo, James S. (2014)
    Journal of Contemporary Religion 29;2: 233-248.

    2009-2011 field work in an American Evangelical antihuman trafficking campaign. Individual analyses persisted.

    Associated Search Terms: Masculinity ideology; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Activism; Individualism
  • Changing Faith: The Dynamics and Consequences of Americans' Shifting Religious Identities.
    Sherkat, Darren E. (2014)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Describes U.S.A. religion with General Social Survey data; presents models predicting religious switching & apostasy. Secularization, supply-side rational choice theories, & other grand theories fail to explain changes of religion in the U.S.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Mobility (vertical); Politics, U.S.A.; Polity; Practice; Sexual activity; Sexual attitudes; Change; Disaffiliation; Homosexuality; Belief; Conversion; Education; Secularization; Rational choice theory; Membership; Identification; Marriage; Migration; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Ethnic; United States
  • Creating a godless community: The collective identity work of contemporary American atheists.
    Smith, Jesse M. (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:1: 80-99.

    Based on interviews & participant observation in 7 American atheist organizations.

    Associated Search Terms: Discourse; Identity; Participant observation; Activism; Atheist, U.S.A.; Stigma
  • The rebirth of Catholic collective action in Central America: A new model of church-based political participation.
    Keogh, Stacy, and Richard L. Wood (2013)
    Social Compass 60:2: 273-291.

    Based on 2004-09 field work with Comunidades de Fe para la Acci?n, a community organizing entity related to the U.S.-based PICO.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Central America; Social movement; Activism; Participant observation; Guatemala; El Salvador; Community organization; Resource mobilization
  • The survival of religious peace movements: When mobilization increases as political opportunity decreases.
    Keogh, Stacy (2013)
    Social Compass 60:4: 561-578.

    As a social movement organization, School of the Americas Watch has kept the wider movement, the Central American Solidarity Movement, alive, thereby preventing the latter from conforming to the expected movement life cycle.

    Associated Search Terms: Peace; School of the Americas Watch; Central American Solidarity Movement; Activism; Social movement
  • Mobilizing Piety. Islam and Feminism in Indonesia.
    Rinaldo, Rachel (2013)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on intermittent, 2002-2010 participant observation & interviews with Muslim female activists in 4 organizations; some of the women were activists for women's rights, some for conservative Islamic regulations, some for both.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, Indonesia; Women; Participant observation; Indonesia; Feminism; Activists; Activism; Politics, Indonesia
  • Investigating the Role of Religion-supported Secular Programs for Explaining Initiation into First Sex.
    Adamczyk, Amy (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:2: 324-342.

    Analyzes 2002-03 telephone interview data from American teens; conservative attitudes about sexual activity rather than involvement in religiously sponsored secular youth activities explains the delayed initation into sex by the more religious adolescents.

    Associated Search Terms: Sexual activity; Adolescents
  • The effect of religion-supported programs on health-related behaviors in adolescence.
    Adamczyk, Amy, and Jacob Felson (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:4: 469-497.

    Analyzes 2002-05 telephone interview data from U.S.A. teenagers. Involvement in religiously-sponsored non-religious activities is related to more positive outcomes, compared to participation in similar non-religiously sponsored activities.

    Associated Search Terms: Alcohol; Well-being; Health; Adolescents; Sexual activity
  • Religion and sexual behaviors: Understanding the influence of Islamic cultures and religious affiliation for explaining sex outside marriage.
    Adamczyk, Amy, and Brittany E. Hayes (2012)
    American Sociologial Review 77:5: 723-746.

    Associated Search Terms: Hindu; Sexual deviance; Sexual activity; Islam; Christian; Jewish
  • Religion in public action. From actors to settings.
    Lichterman, Paul (2012)
    Sociological Theory 30:1: 15-36.

    Ethnographies of a faith-based homeless advocacy organization & an activist campaign for housing show the development of social capital rather than the addition of religious persons or entities to be instrumental in social change.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; Dramaturgy; Homeless; Participant observation; Social capital; Symbolic interactionism
  • Spirituality, Activism, and the 'Postsecular' in the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.
    Wilcox, Melissa M. (2012)
    In Peter Nynäs and Andrew Kam-Tuck Yip (eds.) Religion, Gender and Sexuality in Everyday Life. Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate, pp. 37-50.

    Based on interviews & observation of a communal spirituality-based (i.e., no religious affiliation) LGBT group involving some parody of Catholic nuns.

    Associated Search Terms: Spirituality; LGBT; Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence; Nun; Activism; Participant observation; Post-secular; Orders/congregations
  • Religiosity and deviance: An examination of the moral community and antiasceticism hypotheses among U.S. adults.
    Sturgis, Paul W., and Robert D. Baller (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:4: 809-820.

    Uses 2000 & '02 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data in one analysis & 1998 in another; attendance is inversely related to minor & major deviance, controlling for regions (which vary by attendance rates). Interaction of mean region attendance & individual attendance produced no effects.

    Associated Search Terms: Deviance/social control; Drug; Practice; Asceticism; Criminology; Contextual effects; Sexual activity; United States; Regionalism
  • Retrospective accounts of religious disaffiliation in the United States: Stressors, skepticism, and political factors.
    Vargas, Nicholas (2012)
    Sociology of Religion 73:2: 200-223.

    Analyzes 2006 survey data from U.S. adults; religious skepticism, respondents' support for same-sex marriage & financial diffiuclties contribute to leaving religions while support for conservative Christian activism lessens leaving.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; United States; Homosexuality; Atheist, U.S.A.; Economic; Marriage; Disaffiliation; Activism
  • Religion and AIDS in Africa.
    Trinitapoli, Jenny, and Alexander Weinreb. (2012)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Interview & other kinds of data from Malawi, seacondary analysis of data from other sub-Saharan nations. While "new mission Protestant" churches have a lower incidence of AIDS, the best predictor is religiosity, not affiliation; individual & especially village religiosity inversely predicts HIV+ for women, but is positively associated for men.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, Africa; Healing; Sexual activity; Stigma; Sex; Religiosity; Network; Malawi; Health; Contextual effects; Christian, Africa; Africa; AIDS
  • Spiritual individualism or engaged spirituality? Social implications of holistic spirituality among mind-body-spirit practitioners.
    Oh, Seil, and Natalia Sarkisian (2012)
    Sociology of Religion 73:3: 299-322.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from a purposeful sample of participants in Yoga, Art of Living, & Dahn Yoga and Healing, in the Boston area. Spirituality is related to social involvement for Yoga & Art of Living practitioners, though not to collective action. In Dahn Yoga and Healing, a therapeutic cult, sirituality is not related to social involvement.

    Associated Search Terms: Individualism; Yoga, U.S.A.; Spirituality; Dahn Yoga and Healing; Civic engagement; Art of Living; Activism; Altruism
  • The Black Megachurch: Theology, Gender, and the Politics of Public Engagement.
    Tucker-Worgs,Tamelyn N. (2011)
    Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Megachurch; Activism
  • The association of religion and virginity status among Brazilian adolescents.
    Ogland, Curtis P., Xiaohe Xu, John P. Bartkowski, and Emmanuelle G. Ogland (2011)
    Journal of Adolescent Health 48:6: 651-653.

    Associated Search Terms: Sexual activity; Brazil; Adolescents
  • Prophetic Activism: Progressive Religious Justice Movements in Contemporary America.
    Slessarev-Jamir, Helene (2011)
    New York: New York Univrsity Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; Justice; Social movement
  • Explanations for religious influence on adolescent sexual behavior in Brazil.
    Verona, Anal Paula (2011)
    Revista Brasileira de Estudos de Populacão 28:187-201.

    Review of the lierature on adolescent sexual behavior in Brazil in the light of Christian Smith's proposed pathways of influence on adolescent sexuality.

    Associated Search Terms: Brazil; Sexual activity; Smith, Christian; Adolescents
  • Drawing New Symbolic Boundaries over Old Social Boundaries: Forging Social Movement Unity in Congregation-Based Community Organizing.
    Swarts, Heidi J. (2011)
    Sociological Perspectives 54:3: 453-477.

    Associated Search Terms: Community organization; Congregation; Parish; Social movement; Activism
  • "A Gift from God": Adolescent Motherhood and Religion in Brazilian Favelas.
    Steele, Liza G. (2011)
    Sociology of Religion 72:1: 4-27.

    Based on interviews in Rio de Janeiro with & about adolescent unmarried mothers; finds moral flexibility in the Catholic & Pentecostal churches.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescents; Poverty; Sexual activity; Brazil, Rio de Janeiro; Moral
  • Workers in the Vineyard: Catholic Women and Social Action.
    Holtmann, Cathy (2011)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and William H. Swatos, Jr. (eds.) Religion, Spirituality and Everyday Practice. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 141-152.

    Based on interviews with activist Catholic women in New Brunswick, including women religious.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada, New Brunswick; Catholic, Canada; Change; Justice; Volunteering; Women; Activism
  • Alternative altars: Beyond patriarachy and priesthood and towards inclusive spirtuality, governance and activism among Catholic women religious in Ontario.
    Gervais, Christine (2011)
    Canadian Woman Studies 29:1/2: 8-15.

    Associated Search Terms: Orders/congregations; Women; Patriarchy; Catholic, Canada; Canada, Ontario; Activism; Sisters
  • Religion, Political Discourse, and Activism among Varying Racial/Ethnic Groups in America.
    Brown, R. Khari (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 53:3: 301-322.

    Analyzes 2004 interview data from American adults in locales with significant numbers of Asian American, white, Latino, & Afro-Caribbean people. Clergy political enocuragement was influential in African American & Latino congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Ethnic; Homily; Activism; Politics, U.S.A.; African Americans; Latino Americans
  • "Short Youth": Resources and Meanings of Early Transtion to Adulthood Among Immigrant Youths.
    Girardi, Davide (2011)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and William H. Swatos, Jr. (eds.) Religion, Spirituality and Everyday Practice. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 153-166.

    Based on 2009 questionnaire data from Romanian & Moroccan immigrant youths in Italy, who enter adulthood earlier than native Italian youths. Reports importance of religion, degree of religiosity, etc.; sexual behavior; & affirmation of gender roles.

    Associated Search Terms: Moroccan Italians; Gender role; Migrant; Sexual activity; Romanian Italians; Salience; Youth; Italy
  • Moral Ambition: Mobilization and Social Outreach in Evangelical Megachurches.
    Elisha, Omri (2011)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Based on ethnographic field work in Knoxville, Tennessee. Portrays obstacles impeding involvement of Evangelical Megachurches in social services & outreach to the poor.

    Associated Search Terms: Charities; Conservative, U.S.A.; United States, Tennessee, Knoxville; Social services; Participant observation; Megachurch; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Activism
  • Religion and Adolescent Sexual Behavior.
    Regnerus, Mark D. (2010)
    In Christopher G. Ellison and Robert A. Hummer (eds.) Religion, Families, and Health. Population-Based Research in the United States. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 61-85.

    Based on 1994 & '95 American survey data (Add Health) & 2002 National Survey of Youth Religion data. Religion lessens the likelihood of adolescent sexual activity, but indirectly through a norm-supporting environment. Sexual activity among adolescents has an inverse effect on religiosity.

    Associated Search Terms: Sexual activity; Adolescents
  • Activist Religion, Empire, and the Emergence of Modern Long-distance Advocacy Networks.
    Stamatov, Peter (2010)
    American Sociological Review 75:4: 607-628.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; Transnational; Historical
  • Prophetic at any price? Clergy political behavior and utility maximization.
    Calfano, Brian Robert (2010)
    Social Science Quarterly 91:3: 469-668.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics; Activism; Prophetic role; Clergy
  • Religious Influences on Teenage Childbearing among Brazilian Female Adolescents: A Research Note.
    Ogland, Curtis P., Thankam S. Sunil, John P. Bartkowski, and Xiaohe Xu (2010)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 49:4: 754-760.

    Analyzes 2006 survey data from females aged 15-19 in Brazil; religious affiliation, especially Pentecostal, reduced the likelihood of teenage childbearing.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescents; Brazil; Fertility; Sexual activity
  • Religion and the Timing of First Births in the United States.
    Pearce, Lisa D. (2010)
    In Christopher G. Ellison and Robert A. Hummer (ed.) Religion, Families, and Health. Population-Based Research in the United States. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 19-39.

    Analyzes 1979-2000 panel data from a U.S.A. sample aged 14-22 in 1979. Those reared Catholic & Evangelical were more likely to have pre-marital births; attendance negatively predicts that & first marital births.

    Associated Search Terms: Fertility; Panel study; Sexual activity
  • Les fruits de la foi et l'universalité de l'islam: une étude de cas sur l'activisme musulmane en France.
    Frank, Peter (2010)
    Sociologie et Sociétés 42:1: 95-114.

    Associated Search Terms: France; Case study; Islam, France; Activism
  • Religious identity consolidation and mobilization among Turkish Dutch Muslims.
    Verkuyten, Maykel, and Ali Ali Yldiz (2010)
    European Journal of Social Psychology 40:3: 436-447.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, Netherlands; Identity; Netherlands; Turkish Dutch; Activism
  • Religiosity, Self-control, and Virginity Status in College Students from the "Bible Belt": A Research Note.
    Vazsonyi, Alexander, and Dusty D. Jenkins (2010)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 49:3: 561-568.

    Religiosity delays loss of virginity.

    Associated Search Terms: Students, undergraduate; United States, South; Sexual activity
  • Displacing Religion, Disarming Law: Situating Quaker Spirituality in the "Trident Three" Case.
    Smith, Lisa Ann, and Lori G. Beaman (2010)
    Social Compass 57:4: 503-520.

    Based on a Scottish court case concerned with civil disobedience.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain, Scotland; Peace/war; Discourse; Activism
  • The Role of Religion in the Sexual Lives of Teens.
    Cooksey, Elizabeth, and Tessa Dooms (2010)
    In Sylvia Collins-Mayo and Pink Dandelion (eds.) Religion and Youth. Surrey, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 105-111.

    Overview of research on religion, especially religious salience, as an influence on teen sexual activity in South Africa & the U.S.A.

    Associated Search Terms: South Africa; Adolescents; AIDS; United States; Salience; Sexual activity
  • A Decision Theory of Clergy Political Behavior.
    Calfano, Brian Robert (2010)
    Social Science Journal 47:4: 836-844.

    Associated Search Terms: Episcopal; Politics, U.S.A.; Clergy; Activism; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.
  • Religion, Sexually Risky Behavior, and Reproductive Health. The Mormon Case.
    Heaton, Tim B. (2010)
    In Christopher G. Ellison and Robert A. Hummer (eds.) Religion, Families, and Health. Population-Based Research in the United States. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 368-384.

    Analyzes 1995 interview data from American females aged 15-44. Finds net religious affiliation effects for abortion & sexually transmittted diseases, but not for unwanted pregnancies & HIV. The data set included enough Mormons to allow for meaningful findings for them as well as other groups.

    Associated Search Terms: AIDS; Protestant (mainline), U.S.A..; Family; Women; Abortion; Health; Catholic, U.S.A.; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Jewish, U.S.A.; Mormon, U.S.A.; Sexual activity
  • Confronting Islamophobia in the United States: Framing civil rights activism among Middle Eastern Americans.
    Love, Erik (2009)
    Patterns of Prejudice 43:3/4: 401-425.

    Associated Search Terms: Prejudice, anti-Islamic; Activism
  • Associations of Childhood Religious Attendance, Family Structure, and Nonmarital Fertility across Cohorts.
    Wildeman, Christopher, and Christine Percheski (2009)
    Journal of Marriage and Family 71: 1294-1308.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Sexual activity
  • Religious Involvement and Transitions into Adolescent Sexual Activities.
    Burdette, Amy M., and Terrence D. Hill (2009)
    Sociology of Religion 70:1: 28-48.

    2002-03 telephone interviews from U.S.A. English- & Spanish-speaking teenagers show religiosity, especially salience, delays beginning various sexual activities, moreso among some demographics groups.

    Associated Search Terms: Religiosity; Salience; Sexual activity; Adolescents
  • Socialization and Selection in the Link between Friends' Religiosity and the Transition to Sexual Intercourse.
    Adamczyk, Amy (2009)
    Sociology of Religion 70:1: 5-27.

    1995 & '96 interview data from U.S.A. high school students show religiosity delays coital debut & the latter affects selecting religious friends.

    Associated Search Terms: Peers; Adolescents; Students, secondary; Sexual activity; Religiosity
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Citation data are provided by Anthony J. Blasi (Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Notre Dame; University of Texas at San Antonio).

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