Globalizing Family Values: The Christian Right In by Doris Buss

By Doris Buss

With little fanfare and profound impression, ''family values'' have long gone international, and the effect of the Christian correct is more and more felt the world over. this is often the 1st entire examine of the Christian Right's international achieve and its effect on foreign legislation and politics.

Doris Buss and Didi Herman discover tensions, contradictions, victories, and defeats for the Christian Right's international undertaking, really within the United countries. The authors seek advice Christian correct fabrics, from pamphlets to novels; behavior interviews with humans within the flow; and supply a firsthand account of the realm Congress of households II in 1999, a key occasion in formulating Christian correct worldwide coverage and method.

The result's an in depth examine a brand new international player-its campaigns opposed to women's rights, inhabitants coverage, and homosexual and lesbian rights; its efforts to construct an alliance of orthodox faiths with non-Christians; and the tensions and traces because it seeks to barter a job for conservative Christianity in a altering worldwide order.

Doris Buss is assistant professor of legislation at Carleton college in Ottawa. Didi Herman is professor of legislations at Keele collage within the uk.

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In terms of the moral and legal basis of the “natural family,” marriage plays a crucial role in legitimating the union before God. ” Any topical CR text, as well as any CR organizational mission statement, emphasizes this point. The Geneva Declaration of the World Congress of Families II put it thus: [T]he natural human family is established by the Creator and essential to good society. . [T]he natural family is the fundamental social unit, inscribed in nature, and centered on the voluntary union of a man and a woman in the lifelong covenant of marriage.

Indeed, the Vatican’s status at the UN, together with its interventionist politics around women’s rights issues, has prompted an outcry from feminist and women’s groups, who argue that, as a religious body, the Vatican should not be given a special, statelike status at the UN. N. 20 World Family Policy Center, United Families International, Worldwide Organization for Women We noted in our discussion of terminology that we were including conservative Mormons within our definition of the CR. There is no question Introduction — xxxi that Mormons are playing an increasingly significant role in CR UN politics.

Constructing the Global: The United Nations in Protestant Thought and Prophecy The United Nations is trying to establish a long list of universal values to guide nations and individuals. These values . . will not be Christian values. They will be the values of the politically correct humanists, witches, mystics, goddessworshippers, peaceniks, environmentalists, and a wide assortment of other ungodly activists who deem the blood of Jesus a repulsive thought and bow down before the altars of Satan.

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