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.
Jennifer Butler is Executive Director of Faith in Public Life. An ordained Presbyterian minister, Butler most recently served as the Presbyterian Church (USA) Representative to the United Nations. She also taught courses at New York University's graduate program in Global Studies. Butler served in the Peace Corps from 1989 to 1991 in Belize, Central America. She is the author of Born Again: The Christian Right Globalized (Pluto, 2006).
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 Index