n International Journal for Religious Freedom - Evangelical internationalism. The American Christian right and global human rights, Gerlinde Groitl : book reviews

Volume 3, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2070-5484



"While evangelical Christians are usually identified with policies of unilateralism, militancy, and controversy only, the [American] Christian Right recently presented itself as a genuine force that fights against injustice and human rights abuses abroad" (p.19). In her thesis the author attempts to clarify the reasons "why evangelical Christians turned to and engage in global human rights advocacy" (p.20). Among the American Christian Right and its key organizations (p.20), Groitl identifies the National Association of Evangelicals as "of particular importance for the new foreign affairs activism" (p.27). The human rights concern within American evangelicalism are the fight against religious persecution, human trafficking, HIV/AIDS, and poverty (p.34-41).

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