Religion at the Statehouse: The California Catholic Conference
Cleary, Edward L., Journal of Church and State
While a great surge in interest in politics and religion in the United States occurred at the national level over the last ten years, extensive activity has gone on largely unnoticed at the state level. Systematic studies of politics and religion at the state level(1) are virtually unknown except for a few attempts to analyze hot issues, such as abortion.2
Among religious organizations active at this level, probably few match the Roman Catholic Church in terms of the resources it allocates to political activism. It is at the state level that the church centers its largest lobbying efforts. It is also here that policy decisions most strongly affect the allocation of government …
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Publication information: Article title: Religion at the Statehouse: The California Catholic Conference. Contributors: Cleary, Edward L. - Author. Journal title: Journal of Church and State. Volume: 45. Issue: 1 Publication date: Winter 2003. Page number: 41. © 1999 J.M. Dawson Studies in Church and State. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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