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  • Civil religious contention in Cairo, Illinois: priestly and prophetic ideologeis in a "northern" civil rights struggle.
    Reed, Jean-Pierre, Rhys H. Williams, and Kathryn B. Ward (2016)
    Theory and Society 45:1: 25-55.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Illinois, Cairo; Civil religion; Civil rights movement; Conflict; Prophetic-priestly
  • Global reflex: International Evangelicals, human rights, and the new shape of American social engagement.
    Swartz, David (2013)
    In Brian Steensland and Philip Goff (eds.) The New Evangelical Social Engagement. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 221-240..

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical; Human rights
  • Views on human rights among Christians, Muslim and non-religious youth in Norway and Sweden.
    Botvar, Pal Ketil, and Anders Sjöborg (2012)
    Nordic Journal of Religion and Society 25:1: 67-81.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, Norway; Norway; Sweden; Youth; Human rights; Atheist, Norway; Christian, Norway
  • Pluralismo religioso e diritti umani nell'era della società globale.
    Cotesta, Vittorio (2010)
    In Vittorio Cotesta, Alberto Febbrajo, Enzo Pace, and Roberto Segatori (eds.) Il pluralismo religioso tra politica, diritto e società. Soveria Mannelli, Catanzaro: Rubbettino, pp. 81-95.

    Church/state relationship as the historical setting for the emergence of the appreciation of human rights.

    Associated Search Terms: Historical; Human rights; State
  • The Socio-cultural and Socio-religious Origins of Human Rights.
    Pace, Enzo (2009)
    In Peter B. Clarke (ed.) The Oxford Handbook of the Sociology of Religion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 432-448.

    Notes philosophical, political, & religious sources & legitimations for rights, using Muslim reaction to the U.N. Declaration of Human Rights to illustrate problems.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam; Human rights
  • Conflict between Aum critics and human-rights advoctes in Japan.
    Sakurai Yoshihide (2009)
    Cultic Studies Review 7:3: 254-278.

    Associated Search Terms: Conflict; Japan; New religions; Rights; Aum Shinrikyo
  • Prophetic Politics. Christian Social Movements and American Democracy.
    Gutterman, David S. (2005)
    Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Sojourners; Call to Renewal; Civil rights movement; Promise Keepers; Social movement; Narrative; Prophecy; King, Martin Luther; Revival; Politics, U.S.A.; Revivalism; Sunday, Billy
  • The European Court of Human Rights and former Communist States.
    Richardson, James T., and Alain Garay (2004)
    In Jerolimov, Dinka Marinovic, Sinisa Zrinscak, and Irena Borowik (eds.), Religion and Patterns of Social Transformation. Zagreb: Institute for Social Research--Zagreb, pp. 223-234.

    Reviews cases involving Article 9 (freedom of thought, conscience, religion) of the European Convention on Human Rights.

    Associated Search Terms: Law; Human rights
  • Human Rights Through a Religious Lens: A Programmatic Argument.
    Spickard, James V. (2002)
    Social Compass 49:2: 227-238.

    Associated Search Terms: Moral; Rights; Individualism; Globalization
  • Linking Beliefs to Collective Action: Politicized Religious Beliefs and the Civil Rights Movement.
    Williams, Johnny E. (2002)
    Sociological Forum 17:2: 203-222.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Civil rights movement; Social movement
  • Upon this rock: The Black church, nonviolence, and the civil rights movement.
    Calhoun-Brown, Allison (2000)
    PS: Political Science and Politics 33:2: 169-174.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil rights movement; Politics, U.S.A.; African Americans
  • Power in the Margins: Gendered Organizational Effects on Religious Activism.
    Stalp, Maryeth, and Bill Winders (2000)
    Review of Religious Research 42:1: 41-60.

    Clergy faced behind-the-scenes opposition to their activism from the bishop while sisters received support from their superior. The gendered differences between public leadership & private work help explain the difference.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil rights movement; Activism; Women; United States, Illinois, Cairo; Catholic, U.S.A.; Sisters; Orders/congregations; Clergy
  • The Catholic Church and Possible "Organizational Selves": The Implications for Institutional Change
    Dillon, Michele (1999)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 38:3: 386-397.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights; Women; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Organizational Opportunity and Social Movement Mobilization.
    Kurzman, Charles (1998)
    Mobilization 3:1: 23-49.

    Associated Search Terms: Liberation theology; Catholic, Latin America; Shi'ite, Iran; Islam, Iran; Iran; Civil rights movement; National Baptist Convention, U.S.A.; Social movement; Buddhist, Burma; Burma; Politics, Burma; Organization; Latin America
  • Religion and Ideological Support for Social Movements: The Case of Animal Rights.
    Peek, Charles W., Mark A. Konty, and Terri E. Frazier (1997)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 36:3: 429-439.

    Analyzes 1993 & '94 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; belief that God is in nature & religious opposition to science predict support for animal rights, countering effects of church attendance.

    Associated Search Terms: Animal rights movement; United States; Practice; Science; Immanence; Nature; Social movement
  • The Black Church in the Civil Rights Movement: The SCLC as the Decentralized, Radical Arm of the Black Church.
    Morris, Aldon (1996)
    In Christian Smith (ed.) Disruptive Religion. The Force of Faith in Social Movement Activism. New York: Routledge, pp. 29-46.

    Associated Search Terms: Historical; Southern Christian Leadership Conference; Social movement; Civil rights movement; African Americans
  • Jean-Paul II: La Stratégie de la Concentration Catholique.
    Hervieu-Léger, Danièle (1988)
    Année sociologique 38: 213-234.

    Rather than with a right/left axis, the post-Vatican II church needs be interpreted as redeploying authority for a human rights program confronting increased national & ethnic consciousness.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic; Human rights
  • Liberation Theology and the Concept of Human Rights.
    Garrett, William R. (1988)
    In Anson Shupe, Jr., and Jeffrey K. Hadden (eds.), The Politics of Religion and Social Change. New York: Paragon, pp. 128-144.

    Associated Search Terms: Liberation theology; Human rights
  • To Empower Catholics: The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights as a "Mediating Structure."
    Varacalli, Joseph A. (1988)
    Nassau Review 5:4: 45-61.

    Discusses an organization founded in 1973 that was intended to be a Catholic counterpart of the Jewish Anti-Defamation League.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
  • Prophetic Voices: Differences between Men and Women.
    Yeaman, Patricia A. (1987)
    Review of Religious Research 28:4: 367-376.

    Studies the Association for the Rights of Catholics in the Church; female members more than male use inclusive language & see sexism & patriarchy as sinful.

    Associated Search Terms: Association for the Rights of Catholics in the Church; Women
  • The Role of the Black Church in Black Civil Rights Movements.
    Johnson, Stephen D. (1986)
    In Stephen D. Johnson and Joseph B. Tamney (eds.), The Political Role of Religion in the United States. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, pp. 13-38.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Civil rights movement
  • Leadership in Voluntary Organizations: The Controversy over Social Action in Protestant Churches.
    Wood, James R. (1981)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Analyzes 1973 questionnaire data from members of mainline Protestant denominational congregations in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; United States, Indiana, Indianapolis; Authority; Organization; Civil rights movement
  • The Civil Rights Movement and the Clergy in a Southern Community.
    Ammerman, Nancy T. (1981)
    Sociological Analysis 41:4: 339-350.

    Analysis of 1976-77 interviews with 72 white clergy in Tuscaloosa; localism varied inverse with civil rights activity.

    Associated Search Terms: Community study; Activism; Clergy; Localism; United States, Alabama, Tuscaloosa; Civil rights movement
  • Segregationist Violence and Civil Rights Movements in Tuscaloosa.
    Blasi, Anthony J. (1980)
    Washington: University Press of America.

    Historical sociology, up to 1976; one chapter focuses on the racial integration of the Tuscaloosa, Alabama, churches.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil rights movement; United States, Alabama, Tuscaloosa; Integration (racial); Community study; African Americans; Conflict
  • The Role of Theology among other "Belief" Variables for Clergy Civil Rights Activists.
    Tygart, Clarence E. (1977)
    Review of Religious Research 18:3: 271-278.

    Analyzes 1972 questionnaire data from American mainstream Protestant clergy; shows theology affects civil rights activism indirectly.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Activism; Civil rights movement; Belief
  • Black Religion as BOTH Opiate and Inspiration of Civil Rights Militance: Putting Marx's Data to the Test.
    Hunt, Larry L., and Janet G. Hunt (1977)
    Social Forces 56:1: 1-14.

    Secondary analysis of G. Marx's 1964 interview data from African American urban adults; after controls, civil rights militance no longer correlated inversely with church attendance & orthodoxy, but did so with sect-like religiosity.

    Associated Search Terms: Fundamentalist; Typology; Civil rights movement; Practice; African Americans; Activism
  • Religious Affiliation and Militancy among Urban Blacks: Some Catholic/Protestant Comparisons.
    Hunt, Larry L., and Janet G. Hunt (1977)
    Social Science Quarterly 57: 821-833.

    Analyzes 1964 interview data from African Americans in most regions of the United States.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Civil rights movement; Catholic, U.S.A.; Activism
  • Localism, Southern Culture, and the Role of Clergymen in the Civil Rights Movement in a Southern Community.
    Ammerman, Nancy T. (1977)
    Unpublished M.A. thesis, University of Louisville.

    Analyzes 1976-77 interviews from 72 white clergy in Tuscaloosa; localism varied inversely with civil rights activity.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Alabama, Tuscaloosa; Activism; Clergy; Civil rights movement; Community study; Localism
  • Legitimate Control and "Organizational Transcendence."
    Wood, James R. (1975)
    Social Forces 54:1: 199-211.

    Organizational transcendence (an entity pursuing goals not appreciated by its members) in white mainline Protestant churches in Indianapolis responding to African Americans' demands; legitimate vs. informal control furthered organizational transcendence.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana, Indianapolis; Organization; Authority; Civil rights movement
  • Black Religion's Promethean Motif: Orthodoxy and Militancy.
    Nelsen, Hart M., Thomas W. Madron, and Raytha L. Yokley (1975)
    American Journal of Sociology 81: 139-146.

    Reanalyzes Gary Marx's data; finds no significant relationship of blacks' militancy to religiosity. Analyzes 1970-71 interview data from Bowling green, Kentucky; shows orthodoxy correlated with & sectarianism inversely with militancy.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil rights movement; African Americans; United States, Kentucky, Bowling Green; Sectarianism
  • The Prophetic Clergy. Social Activism Among Protestant Ministers.
    Quinley, Harold E. (1974)
    New York: Wiley.

    Analyzes 1968 interview data from Protestant clergy in California.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran, Missouri Synod; United Methodist; Episcopal; United States, California; Lutheran Church in America; American Lutheran Church; American Baptist; Southern Baptist; Activism; Clergy; Mexican Americans; Labor; Civil rights movement
  • Religiosity of Black Americans: Religious Ideology, Institutional Completeness, and Civil Rights.
    Nelsen, Hart M. (1972)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Vanderbilt University.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; African Americans; Civil rights movement
  • Personal Commitment and Organizational Constraint: Church Officials and Racial Integration.
    Wood, James R. (1972)
    Sociological Analysis 33:3: 142-151.

    Examines organizational features that protect Civil Rights Movement clergy participation.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; Clergy; Organization; Civil rights movement
  • High School Influence on Social-class Attitudes.
    Fichter, Joseph H. (1972)
    Sociological Analysis 33:4: 246-252.

    Associated Search Terms: Education; Civil rights movement; Stratification; Students, secondary; Justice; Prejudice, racial; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Unanticipated Consequences of Organizational Coalitions: Ecumenical Cooperation and Civil Rights Policy.
    Wood, James R. (1971)
    Social Forces 50: 512-521.

    Notes that denominations in the National (U.S.A.) Council of Churches experienced unanticipated involvement in the civil rights movement, sometimes at great cost, especially if regionally centered in the American South.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecumenism; Civil rights movement; National Council of Churches; United States, regions
  • Clergy Involvement in Civil Rights.
    Hadden, Jeffrey K. (1970)
    The Annals 387: 118-127.

    Overview of the survey literature & findings, including data reported in Hadden, The Gathering Storm in the Churches (1969).

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Activism; Civil rights movement
  • Religiosity and Civil Rights Militancy.
    Eckhardt, Kenneth W. (1970)
    Review of Religious Research 11:3: 197-203.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from students at 9 Midwest American private colleges; shows an inverse relationship between religiosity & support for the civil rights movement.

    Associated Search Terms: Students, undergraduate; Religiosity; Civil rights movement
  • Civil Rights Attitudes of Rural and Urban Presbyterians.
    Nelsen, Hart M., and Raytha L. Yokley (1970)
    Rural Sociology 35:2: 161-174.

    Analyzes 1967 questionnaire data from ministers & elders from 151 presbyteries.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban/rural; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Civil rights movement
  • Presbyterians, Civil Rights and Church Pronoucements.
    Nelsen, Hart M., and Raytha L. Yokley (1970)
    Review of Religious Research 12:1: 43-50.

    Analyzes the civil rights attitudes of an American sample of church elders.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil rights movement; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.
  • Protest and Prejudice: A Study of Belief in the Black Community.
    Marx, Gary T. (1969)
    New York: Harper & Row.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Civil rights movement
  • The Catholic Church and the Negro.
    Lamanna, Richard A., and J.J.Coakley (1969)
    In Philip Gleason (ed.) Contemporary Catholicism in the United States. Notre Dame: University of Notre dame Press, pp. 147-194.

    Reviews previously published data.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Civil rights movement; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • The Gathering Storm in the Churches. A Sociologist Looks at the Widening Gap between Clergy and Laymen.
    Hadden, Jeffrey K. (1969)
    Garden City, New York: Doubleday.

    Analyzes 1965 questionnaire data from American clergy in 6 denominations; focuses on beliefs & attitudes toward the civil rights movement.

    Associated Search Terms: United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United Methodist; Clergy; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Civil rights movement; Conflict; American Lutheran Church; American Baptist; Episcopal
  • Religious Affiliation, Church Attendance, Religious Education and Student Attitudes toward Race.
    Burnham, Kenneth E., John F. Connors, III, and Richard C. Leonard (1969)
    Sociological Analysis 30:4: 235-244.

    Studies students in 4 colleges in Philadelphia: Catholics were least tolerance, the non-religious most, followed by Jews & Protestants.

    Associated Search Terms: Students, undergraduate; Jewish, U.S.A.; Protestant, U.S.A.; United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; Civil rights movement; Atheist, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Sex; Education; Prejudice, racial; Quaker, U.S.A.
  • Violence and Messianism among Black Americans.
    Tamney, Joseph B., and John Rasmann (1968)
    Concilium 4: 65-69.

    Based on interviews in a low-income urban area. Discusses religion, especially messianic, in African American movements.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil rights movement; Messian; African Americans
  • The Edge of the Ghetto. A Study of Church Involvement in Community Organization.
    Fish, John, Gordon Nelson, Walter Stuhr, and Lawrence Witmer (1968)
    New York: Seabury.

    Associated Search Terms: Community organization; Civil rights movement; Activism; United States, Illinois, Chicago
  • Parishioners' Attitudes towards Issues in the Civil Rights Movement.
    Fukuyama, Yoshio (1968)
    Sociological Analysis 29:2: 94-103.

    Based on 1964-65 United Church of Christ data; white & African Americans differed in perception of clergy roles as well as in their view of the civil rights movement; the church served a social protest purpose through part of a largely white denomination.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil rights movement; Clergy role; African Americans; United Church of Christ
  • A Study of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
    Reagin, Ewell (1968)
    Review of Religious Research 9:2: 88-96.

    Participant observation study of a 1965-66 S.C.L.C. initiative in Chicago.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil rights movement; Southern Christian Leadership Conference; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Participant observation; African Americans
  • Ideological Conflict between Protestant Clergy and Laity on Civil Rights.
    Hadden, Jeffrey K. (1968)
    Social Science Quarterly 49:3: 674-683. Comment by Louis Schneider 49: 925-927.

    Analyzes 1965 questionnaire data from clergy of major Protestant denominations & 1967 National Opinion Research Center (U.S.A.) interview data from white Americans; clergy were more favorable to civil rights than laity, who opposed clergy activism.

    Associated Search Terms: Prejudice, racial; Protestant, U.S.A.; Activism; Civil rights movement; Clergy
  • Religion: Opiate or Inspiration of Civil Rights Militancy among Negroes.
    Marx, Gary T. (1967)
    American Sociological Review 32:1: 64-72.

    Analyzes 1964 interview data from African Americans living in metropolitan areas; shows religion inhibiting civil rights militancy in general but inspiring it in many instances.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil rights movement; African Americans
  • Social Structure and Civil Rights Involvement: A Case Study of Protestant Ministers.
    Hadden, Jeffrey K., and Raymond C. Rymph (1966)
    Social Forces 45:1: 51-61.

    Focuses on Protestant clergy participants in an urban training program, most of whom joined a civil rights demonstration; those who chose to be arrested were not directly answerable to all white congregations or unsympathetic church authorities.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Civil rights movement; Activism
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