The Role of Religious Organizations in Social Movements


Religious organizations often help communicate the core ideas of social movements; this collection of essays analyzes how social movements have been impacted by religious support in the United States. The contributors draw from cultural pluralism and communications theory to examine religious involvement in movements for political sanctuary, gay and lesbian rights, peace, and moral majority themes. Among their findings: religious organizations become significant communication vehicles for certain movements whose ideologies are consistent with their religious tenets.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Andrew S. McFarland
  • Barbara M. Yarnold
  • William R. Marty
  • Steven H. Haeberle
  • Mel Hailey
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1991


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