Freeing God's Children: The Unlikely Alliance for Global Human Rights

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Rowman & Littlefield, Jan 1, 2006 - Political Science - 421 pages
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With the dawning of the 21st Century a new human rights movement burst unexpectedly onto the global stage. Initially motivated by concern for persecuted Christians around the world, unlikely alliances emerged, and the movement grew to encompass a broader quest for human rights. Now, American evangelicals provide grassroots muscle for causes joined by a wide array of activists from Jews to Catholics, feminists to Pentecostals, African American leaders to Tibetan Buddhists in the most important human rights movement since the end of the Cold War. Given unprecedented insider access, author Allen D. Hertzke charts the rise of this faith-based movement for global human rights and tells the compelling story of the personalities and forces, clashes and compromises, strategies and protests that shape it. In doing so, Hertzke shows that by bringing attention to issues like religious persecution, Sudanese atrocities, North Korean gulags, and sex trafficking, the movement is shaping American foreign policy and international relations in ways unimaginable a decade ago."
  

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Contents

Herods Challenge
1
Their Blood Cries Out
41
The Barriers of Babel
73
Prepare Ye the Way
107
He Sent a Jew
145
The Hand of Providence in Congress
183
Gentle as Doves Wise as Serpents in the Sudan Battle
237
Go Forth
301
Notes
349
Appendix
401
Index
409
About the Author
421
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An internationally recognized expert on religion and politics, Allen D. Hertzke is professor of political science and director of religious studies at the University of Oklahoma. A frequent news commentator, Hertzke has been featured in such outlets as The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Weekly Standard, BBC World Service, PBS, and National Public Radio. Dr. Hertzke has lectured at the National Press Club, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, and before numerous audiences in China.

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