Wednesday, July 22, 2009

"International Religious Freedom Advocacy: A Guide to Organizations, Law, and NGOs"

International Religious Freedom Advocacy: A Guide to Organizations, Law, and NGOs is a new book by H. Knox Thames, Chris Seiple, and Amy Rowe. Here's an overview:

"A unique guidebook for engagement, providing helpful insights into the tangled web of international organizations, international law, and non-governmental organizations that work to advance religious freedom worldwide. This handbook focuses on the practical; it is neither an exhaustive encyclopedia nor an academic treatise debating the "theology" of religious freedom. It is a user-friendly, straightforward tool for empowering would-be advocates to effectively promote religious freedom."

Some praise for the book:

"Drawing on a wealth of first-hand experience, Chris Seiple, Knox Thames, and Amy Rowe have produced a serious, systematic guide to the complex world of international religious freedom advocacy. From the UN to the EU to the African Union, International Religious Freedom Advocacy offers individual religious freedom advocates a unique ‘how-to’ manual to the daunting task of navigating multinational organizations and global NGOs. This book is an important contribution to the field."
— Walter Russell Mead, Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations

"A long overdue work of practical scholarship for policymakers and advocates alike. It is certain to become a standard in the classroom and in the field."
— Madeleine K. Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State

"This Handbook outlines practical and clear strategies for advocates of religious freedom. As Pope Benedict XVI reminded us on his visit to the United States: 'The task of upholding religious freedom is never completed.' This Handbook will help advocates to uphold religious freedom and by so doing promote justice and peace in the world."
— Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington

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