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Religion NGOs and the United Nations

Author : Jeremy Carrette
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How do religious groups, operating as NGOs, engage in the most important global institution for world peace? What processes do they adopt? Is there a “spiritual” UN today? This book is the first interdisciplinary study to present extensive fieldwork results from an examination of the activity of religious groups at the United Nations in New York and Geneva. Based on a three and half-year study of activities in the United Nations system, it seeks to show how “religion” operates in both visible and invisible ways. Jeremy Carrette, Hugh Miall, Verena Beittinger-Lee, Evelyn Bush and Sophie-Hélène Trigeaud, explore the way “religion” becomes a “chameleon” idea, appearing and disappearing, according to the diplomatic aims and ambitions. Part 1 documents the challenges of examining religion inside the UN, Part 2 explores the processes and actions of religious NGOs - from diplomacy to prayer - and the specific platforms of intervention – from committees to networks – and Part 3 provides a series of case studies of religious NGOs, including discussion of Islam, Catholicism and Hindu and Buddhist NGOs. The study concludes by examining the place of diplomats and their views of religious NGOs and reflects on the place of “religion” in the UN today. The study shows the complexity of “religion” inside one of the most fascinating global institutions of the world today.

Religious NGOs at the United Nations

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Examining the involvement of religious NGOs (RNGOs) at the UN, this book explores whether they polarize political debates at the UN or facilitate agreement on policy issues. The number of RNGOs engaging with the United Nations (UN) has grown considerably in recent years: RNGOs maintain relations with various UN agencies, member-state missions, and other NGOs, and participate in UN conferences and events. This volume includes both a quantitative overview of RNGOs at the UN and qualitative analyses of specific policy issues such as international development, climate change, business and human rights, sexual and reproductive health and rights, international criminal justice, defamation of religions, and intercultural dialogue and cooperation. The contributions explore the factors that explain the RNGOs’ normative positions and actions and scrutinise the assumption that religions introduce non-negotiable principles into political debate and decision-making that inevitably lead to conflict and division. Presenting original research on RNGOs and issues of global public policy, this volume will be relevant to both researchers and policy-makers in the fields of religion and international relations, the United Nations, and non-state actors and global governance.

The United Nations and the World s Religions

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Religious NGOs in International Relations

Author : Karsten Lehmann
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Over the last 30 years, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have become increasingly present in international discourses and ?active in international decision-making. Among the estimated several million NGOs in existence today, an increasingly visible number of organizations are defining themselves in religious terms – referring to themselves as "religious", "spiritual", or "faith-based" NGOs. This book documents the initial encounters between the particularly international segment of those organizations and the UN while at the same time covering the Protestant and Catholic spectrum that dominated the early years of their activities in the UN-context. This book focuses on the construction of the human rights discourse inside two religiously affiliated organizations: The Commissions of the Churches on International Affairs (CCIA) and Pax Romana (IMCS / ICMICA). These organizations have been formally accredited as NGOs by the UN, label themselves as religious, and look back upon a long and intense cooperation with the UN. Lehmann presents material from the archives of those two organizations that has so far rarely been used for academic analysis. In doing so, as well as documenting the encounters between those organizations and the UN, and looking at the Protestant and Catholic spectrum, the book provides new insights into the very construction of the notions of ‘the religious’ and the ‘secular’ inside those organizations. This work will be of great interest to all students of religion and international relations, and will also be of interest to those studying related subjects such as global institutions, comparative politics and international politics.

United Nations International NGO Meeting on the Question of Palestine

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Implications of a Global Religious Movement for Local Political Spheres

Author : Katharina Hofer
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Die vorliegende Studie befasst sich mit der offentlichen Rolle der evangelikalen Bewegung in Kenia und Uganda. Der Untersuchung liegt die Hypothese zugrunde, dass die Anziehungskraft dieser rasant wachsenden Religionsgemeinschaft nicht nur von ihrer charismatischen Spiritualitat ausgeht, sondern auch von ihrer konservativen Weltanschauung. Sie dient der Stabilisierung im Zuge komplexer gesellschaftlicher und wirtschaftlicher Wandlungsprozesse. Die evangelikle Bewegung befriedigt jedoch nicht nur das personliche Sicherheitsbedurfnis, sie stellt auch psychologische und materielle Ressourcen fur ein aktives Eingreifen in den Wandlungsprozess bereit. Fur die Gegenuberstellung von religiosen und politischen Ordnungsvorstellungen wurde eine Erhebung zu politischen und sozialen Einstellungsmustern durchgefuhrt. Das Ergebnis der Erhebung zeigt, dass Anhanger der evangelikalen Bewegung im Vergleich mit Anhangern anderer Religionsgemeinschaften einerseits starker zu politischem Autoritarismus und Vorurteilen neigen, andererseits jedoch fur einen an neo-konservativen Werten angelehnten sozio-okonomischen Wandlungsprozess einstehen.

The Bah World

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United Nations North American Regional NGO Symposium on the Question of Palestine

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Yearbook of International Organizations

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Beginning in 1983/84 published in 3 vols., with expansion to 6 vols. by 2007/2008: vol. 1--Organization descriptions and cross references; vol. 2--Geographic volume: international organization participation; vol. 3--Subject volume; vol. 4--Bibliography and resources; vol. 5--Statistics, visualizations and patterns; vol. 6--Who's who in international organizations. (From year to year some slight variations in naming of the volumes).

Dissertation Abstracts International

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Afrika Spectrum

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Non governmental Organizations at the United Nations

Author : Pei-heng Chiang
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World Guide to Religious and Spiritual Organizations

Author : Union of International Associations
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United Nations North American NGO Symposium on the Question of Palestine

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Yearbook of International Organizations 2005 2006

Author : Union of International Associations
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For the Yearbook of International Organizations, the most up-to-date and comprehensive reference to international organizations, the UIA has selected the most important 31,086 organizations from its extensive database of current and previous organizations. Yearbook provides profiles of 5,546 intergovernmental and 25,540 international non-governmental organizations active in nearly 300 countries and territories in the world today. Organization descriptions listed in Volume 1 are numbere sequentially to facilitate quick and easy cross-referencing from the other Yearbook Volumes. Users can refer to Volumes 2 and 3 to locate organizations by region or subject respectively, and comprehensive indexes are included. Naturally, the high standards of accuracy, consistency and detail set by previous editions of the Yearbook of International Organizations have been maintained for this edition.

Network News

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Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and Discrimination Based on Religion Or Belief

Author : Elizabeth Odio Benito
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Endtime

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International Religious Freedom Advocacy

Author : H. Knox Thames
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They conclude with in-depth case studies of Turkmenistan and Vietnam and a host of additional helpful information.--Paul R. Williams, Rebecca Grazier Professor of Law and International Relations, American University

Social forces

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