n International Journal for Religious Freedom - Uniting in advocacy : reflections on the Schwäbisch-Gmünd Congress 2009
|Article Title||Uniting in advocacy : reflections on the Schwäbisch-Gmünd Congress 2009|
|© Publisher:||International Institute for Religious Freedom|
|Journal||International Journal for Religious Freedom|
|Author||Michael Hausin and Christof Sauer|
|Publication Date||Jan 2009|
|Pages||105 - 118|
|Keyword(s)||Advocacy, Congress, Declaration, Evangelicals and Policy making|
Ten human rights organisations and Christian mission agencies met in Schwäbisch-Gmünd/Germany for a congress "Remember the martyrs - persecution of Christians today". For Germany this was unprecedented and it has succeeded in uniting mainly evangelical Christians in advocacy. The participants issued a call, addressed to the German government, to maintain and strengthen religious freedom in foreign policy. The call is predominantly positive and affirmative rather than demanding. The congress indicates that German evangelicals are starting to take an increasing number of political concerns seriously. Political initiatives developed in American evangelicalism are being contextually emulated in Germany.
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