Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty

Mission

"The Mission of the Acton Institute is to promote a free and virtuous society characterized by individual liberty and sustained by religious principles." THINK TANK (http://www.acton.org/about/)

Issue areas: Christian | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

American Family Association

Mission

"The American Family Association represents and stands for traditional family values, focusing primarily on the influence of television and other media – including pornography – on our society." (http://www.afa.net/about.asp)

Issue areas: Conservative, Multi-Issue | Christian 2006 News Frequency: Top 30th percentile

Bread for the World

Mission

"Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation's decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad." (http://www.bread.org/what-we-do/)

Issue areas: Homelessness and Poverty | Christian
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2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

Christian Action Network

Mission

"Christian Action Network was founded in 1990 by Martin Mawyer, who based the organization on biblical principles, values, traditions and truths. Mr. Mawyer's primary goal in establishing Christian Action Network (CAN) to protect America's religious and moral heritage through intensive lobbying efforts — both in the nation's capital and at the grassroots level." (http://www.christianaction.org/CAN.about.asp)

Issue areas: Christian | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Christian Coalition of America

Mission

"We are driven by the belief that people of faith have a right and a responsibility to be involved in the world around them. That involvement includes community, social and political action. Our goals include: strengthening the family, protecting innocent human life, returning education to local and parental control, easing the tax burden on families, punishing criminals and defending victims' rights, protecting young people and our communities from the pollution of pornography, defending the institution of marriage, protecting religious freedom." (http://www.cc.org/about.htm)

Issue areas: Christian
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2006 News Frequency: Top 10th Percentile

Concerned Women for America

Mission

"We are the nation's largest public policy women's organization with a rich 25-year history of helping our members across the country bring Biblical principles into all levels of public policy." (http://www.cwfa.org/about.asp)

Issue areas: Conservative, Multi-Issue | Christian | Women and Men
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2006 News Frequency: Top 30th percentile

Evangelical Environmental Network

Mission

"The Evangelical Environmental Network is a fellowship of believers who . . . Declare the Lordship of Christ over all creation. He is the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created. All things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. (Colossians 1:15b; 16a, c; 17)..." (http://www.creationcare.org/mission.php)

Issue areas: Environment | Christian | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Family Research Council

Mission

"The Family Research Council champions marriage and family as the foundation of civilization, the seedbed of virtue, and the wellspring of society. We shape public debate and formulate public policy that values human life and upholds the institutions of marriage and the family. Believing that God is the author of life, liberty, and the family, we promote the Judeo-Christian worldview as the basis for a just, free, and stable society." (http://www.frc.org/aboutfrc.cfm)

Issue areas: Conservative, Multi-Issue | Christian 2006 News Frequency: Top 30th percentile

Focus on the Family

Mission

"To cooperate with the Holy Spirit in disseminating the Gospel of Jesus Christ to as many people as possible, and, specifically, to accomplish that objective by helping to preserve traditional values and the institution of the family." (http://www.family.org/welcome/aboutfof/a0005554.cfm)

Issue areas: Christian 2006 News Frequency: Top 10th Percentile

Friends Committee on National Legislation

Mission

"FCNL, the Friends Committee on National Legislation, is a Quaker lobby in the public interest. FCNL seeks to bring the concerns, experiences and testimonies of the Religious Society of Friends to bear on policy decisions in the nation's capital. FCNL's small staff works with a nationwide network of thousands of Quakers and like-minded people to advocate social and economic justice, peace, and good government. Since its founding in 1943, FCNL has witnessed from a basis of spiritual and ethical purpose, as we seek change in both national policy and public opinion." (http://www.fcnl.org/whatis.htm)

Issue areas: Christian
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2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.

Mission

"...The NCC works for peace and justice in the United States, addressing issues ranging from poverty and racism, to the environment, family ministries, and much more. It serves churches through a wide variety of educational ministries. And it coordinates the production of national network television and cable TV programming of religious interest..." (http://ncccusa.org/about/about_ncc.htm)

Issue areas: Christian | 2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile

Pax Christi USA

Mission

"Pax Christi USA strives to create a world that reflects the Peace of Christ by exploring, articulating, and witnessing to the call of Christian nonviolence. This work begins in personal life and extends to communities of reflection and action to transform structures of society. Pax Christi USA rejects war, preparations for war, and every form of violence and domination. It advocates primacy of conscience, economic and social justice, and respect for creation." (http://www.paxchristiusa.org//about_us.asp)

Issue areas: Business, Labor, and Economics | National Security | Christian | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Restoring Eden

Mission

"Restoring Eden makes hearts bigger, hands dirtier, and voices stronger by encouraging Christians to learn to love, serve, and protect God's creation." (http://www.restoringeden.org/about/)

Issue areas: Environment | Christian | 2006 News Frequency: Below 60th percentile

Traditional Values Coalition

Mission

"With an emphasis on the restoration of the values needed to maintain strong, unified families, Traditional Values Coalition focuses upon issues such as education, homosexual advocacy, family tax relief, pornography, the right to life and religious freedom."
(http://traditionalvalues.org/sections.php?op=viewarticle&artid=21)

Issue areas: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered (LGBT) | Christian | 2006 News Frequency: Top 60th percentile