By Katherine E. Knutson
Using the ancient Minnesota kingdom executive shutdown of 2011 as a backdrop, Interfaith Advocacy describes the paintings of the Joint non secular Legislative Coalition, an interfaith advocacy team that brings jointly leaders from Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim traditions to recommend on behalf of a variety of rules. because the nation’s first statewide interfaith lobbying team, the tale of the JRLC enables an exam of the position of political advocacy teams in nation point American politics: what they're, how and why they shape, how they mobilize voters to take part within the political strategy, how they paintings to steer govt, and what their effect is on American democracy.
With study in line with years of in-depth interviews, player commentary, and research of archival files, this quantity bargains facts that it's attainable to construct profitable long-term political coalitions between unbelievable allies. The publication investigates either the strengths and weaknesses of this version of advocacy and concludes that the presence of non secular advocacy teams within the political technique deals huge merits of illustration, trouble for underrepresented concerns and teams, and the improvement of networks of social capital.
is grounded within the theoretical literature of political technology but additionally obtainable to all readers who've an curiosity in political advocacy, nation politics, or faith and politics.