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The Set-up of this Square:

The organizations listed here can help serve in educating and equipping Advocates wishing to make an impact in their societies, especially in areas of prime interest to AI and its ICLS (see 6 areas highlighted at right).

In addition to formal Study Centers and Institutes, we have included Research Institutes and “Think Tanks” for their valuable contributions.

Many of these organizations listed provide both written and video content resources, as well as expert advice on social issues.

The organizations here are divided into five Squares below. The first three are those affiliated with Christian Legal Societies or Associations around the world, those affiliated with Universities (Law Students), and Independent ones.

A fourth Square links directly to another page for Advocacy Groups (including public interest law groups), whose primary work is advocacy of some kind, but who naturally also have a scholarship, study, or research institute associated closely with their advocacy work. Since their main work is advocacy, we have decided to list them in the Advocacy Resources tab on AI’s Home Page, with an added link to them in the “Advocacy Groups” Square here below.

A final Square includes some independent blogs we liked and selected, as still instrumental for equipping Advocates in solid Christian thinking.

A few extra navigational tips to help you explore and journey here:

Some of these Study Centers and Institutes give a Christian perspective on law, justice, government, or society that is more jurisprudential or theoretical. Others have more practical aims in specific areas of advocacy. AI supports six primary areas of advocacy (seen on right sidebar or below if on mobile) We try to indicate this distinction in Christian thought between general theory and specific issues.

Some organizations also go beyond educating and equipping advocates to serve in chosen areas, but actively do advocacy themselves, often influencing public policy on important social issues. In such cases, we have sought to cross-list such organizations in Advocacy Groups in the Advocacy Resources tab on AI’s Home Page.

Lastly, a number of these Study Centers and Institutes have fine journals, books, and blogs they produce. Advocates should find these journals and books helpful, so we have also cross-listed them separately in other appropriate ICLS Squares (see Scholarly Journals and Articles, and Books). A specific Institute’s blog, if it seems notable, is usually indicated within its description below.   

A few key signs and symbols in your navigation:
{  }  indicates an organization’s expertise in one or more of AI’s six interest areas
[  ]   indicates cross-listing of the organization or its resources in another Square in ICLS’s site or on AI’s site
(  )  indicates a particular geographic scope or reach of an organization

AI Six Core Advocacy Areas

(1)  Promoting rule of law (seeking good governance, fighting corruption)

(2)  Protecting religious liberty (keeping legal doors open for sharing the gospel)

(3)  Pursuing rights and justice for the poor, needy, and oppressed (access to justice, anti-sex trafficking, helping refugees, etc.)

(4) Safeguarding sanctity of human life (against abortion, suicide, euthanasia, stem cell issues)

(5)  Defending traditional marriage and family in accordance with God’s design (against secularism’s re-definitions)

(6) Advancing peace and reconciliation (interpersonal or international)

STUDY CENTERS/INSTITUTES AFFILIATED WITH CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETIES AROUND THE WORLD

STUDY CENTERS/INSTITUTES AFFILIATED WITH CHRISTIAN LEGAL SOCIETIES AROUND THE WORLD

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 STUDY CENTERS/INSTITUTES AFFILIATED WITH UNIVERSITIES (STUDENTS)

 STUDY CENTERS/INSTITUTES AFFILIATED WITH UNIVERSITIES (STUDENTS)

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SELECT BLOGS

SELECT BLOGS

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INDEPENDENT STUDY CENTERS/INSTITUTES

INDEPENDENT STUDY CENTERS/INSTITUTES

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Advocacy Groups (Having a Study Center/Research Institute)

Advocacy Groups (Having a Study Center/Research Institute)

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