RELST 308/308H: Schedule of Readings & Assignments (W17)[REVISED]

Week 2: The Nuances of Advocacy

January 12: Religious Institutions & Advocacy

READ: “The Politically Active Church” (Cook); “Understanding the Lobbying Efforts of a Church”” (Manderino); “Sources of Clergy Support” (Djupe); AVNER, “Introduction” and chapters 1-2

January 13: Professional Religious Advocates

READ: The Ideal Lobbyist” (McGrath) [Distributed electronically]; “Lobbying in the Shadows” (Robinson); AVNER, chapter 3

DUE: Web Site Analysis #1

Week 3 & 4: Putting it All To Good Use

January 16: NO CLASS (Martin Luther King, Jr., Day)

READ: AVNER, chapter 4

January 17: “Religious Liberty 101”

GUEST: Prof. Craig Wansink, Joan P. & Macon F. Brock, Jr., Director of the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom

READ: “Civil Religion in America” (Bellah); “The Culture of Belief and the Politics of Religion” (Marshall)

DUE: Letter to Norfolk City Council

January 18: Lobbying in Virginia

READ: “Registration of Lobbyists” (Code of Virginia); “General Assembly Issue: Church and State” (Va. Public Access Project); Religious Lobbying in Virginia” (Larson, Madland, and Wilcox) [Distributed electronically]

January 19: The “Johnson” Amendment & Limitations on Lobbying

READ: “The Restriction of Political Campaign Intervention by Section 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Organizations” (Internal Revenue Service); “Rendering Unto Caesar?” (Feld); “More Honored in the Breach” (O’Daniel)

DUE: Advocacy Write-up

January 20: Ethical Lobbying

READ: “Where to Look, What to Ask? Frames of Reference for Ethical Lobbyists” (Susman)

January 23: The Ethical Lobbyist

READ: HOLYOKE (entire)

DUE: Web Site Analysis #2

January 24: Washington, DC

MEET: Godwin Hall parking lot, 6:30 am

READ: Lobbying Congress: An Overview of Legal Provisions and Congressional Ethics Rules (Congressional Research Service); “Religious Liberty Advocacy: The Essential Role of Religious Organizations in the Courts” (Hollman)

⇒ NEW READING: “Religious Liberty on the Political Horizon” (Hollman)

January 25: International Religious Liberty

READ: “Praying for the Persecuted Church” (Castelli); Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act (U.S. Congress); “Advocacy Coalitions and Legislative Lobbying for International Religious Freedom” (Mitchell) [Distributed electronically]

January 26: Conclusions

DUE (in class): Final Paper