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  • Encounters at the religious edge: Variation in religious expression across interfaith advocacy and social movement settings.
    Yukich, Grace, and Ruth Braunstein (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:4: 791-807.

    Based on interviews with religious lobbyists & other religious advocates in the U.S., & participant observation & interviews with the New Sanctuary Movement, an immigrant rights group. Settings ("boundaries" & "edges") affected religious expressions.

    Associated Search Terms: Activists; Participant observation; Social movement; New Sanctuary Movement; Politics, U.S.A.; Pluralism
  • Pious and critical: Muslim women activists and the question of agency.
    Rinaldo, Rachel (2013)
    Gender & Society 28: 824-846.

    Associated Search Terms: Activists; Agency; Islam; Women
  • 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
  • Heart, Mind and Soul: Catholic Women and Social Action.
    Holtmann, Cathy (2009)
    Unpublished Master's thesis, University of New Brunswick.

    Based on interviews and focus groups with women in Canadian Catholic parishes; most of the social action took the form of involvement in charitable works.

    Associated Search Terms: Activists; Canada; Catholic, Canada; Voluntarism; Women
  • Religion and War Resistance in the Plowshares Movement.
    Nepstad, Sharon Erickson (2008)
    New York: Cambridge University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Plowshares Movement; Catholic, U.S.A.; Peace; Social movement; Activists
  • Politics and Church: Byproduct or Central Mission?
    Djupe, Paul A., and Christopher P. Gilbert (2008)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 47:1: 45-62.

    Associated Search Terms: Protestant (mainline), U.S.A..; Clergy; Activists; Politics, U.S.A.
  • When a Funeral Isn't Just a Funeral: The Layered Meaning of Everyday Action.
    Munson, Ziad (2007)
    In Nancy T. Ammerman (ed.) Everyday Religion. Observing Modern Religious Lives. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 121-135,

    Based on life histories from 82 pro-life activists in 3 U.S. cities.

    Associated Search Terms: Abortion; Life histories; Activists
  • Some children see Him...: Political participation and the black Christ.
    Reese, Laura, Ronald Brown, and James Ivers (2007)
    Political Behavior 29:4: 51-537.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; God, image of; Activists; African Americans
  • Convictions of the Soul: Religion, Culture, and Agency in the Central America Solidarity Movement.
    Nepstad, Sharon Erickson (2004)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on interviews with 1980s American activists opposing U.S. governmental interventions in Central America.

    Associated Search Terms: Central America; Politics, U.S.A.; Activism; Social movement; Activists; Peace/war
  • Becoming an Activist: Believers, Sympathizers, and Mobilization in the American Pro-life Movement.
    Munson, Ziad (2002)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Harvard University.

    Associated Search Terms: Activists; Abortion; Social movement
  • Symbolic and Instrumental Objectives for Pro-life Direct Action.
    Maxwell, Carol J.C., and Ted G. Jelen (1996)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 35:1: 65-70.

    Based on 1990-91 interviews with pro-life activists; those who had instrumental rationales (e.g., saving babies) participated in sit-ins more often than those having symbolic rationales (e.g., please God).

    Associated Search Terms: Abortion; Activists
  • The Sources of Antiabortion Attitudes: The Case of Religious Political Activists.
    Guth, James L., Corwin E. Smidt, Lyman A. Kellstedt, and John C. Green (1993)
    American Politics Quarterly 21: 65-80.

    Analyzes 1990-91 questionnaire data from members of 8 American religious interest groups; denominational, doctrinal, & practice items predict abortion attitudes.

    Associated Search Terms: Abortion; Activists
  • The Missing Link. Political Activists and Support for School Prayer.
    Green, John C., and James L. Guth (1989)
    Public Opinion Quarterly 53:1: 41-57.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer in public schools; Politics, U.S.A.; Activists; Education
  • A Longitudinal Study of the "Social Activist" Role among Selected Presbyterian Pastors.
    Houser, Frank Edward (1974)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Columbia University.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.; Clergy role; Activists
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