Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance
Lyn's Comment: A very prominent advocacy voice in faith communities is the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance, based in Geneva, Switzerland. CABSA has been working with the Alliance in various ways and are official members of the Alliance.
".....the terminology of advocacy differs widely. For the purposes of this evaluation, we make the following distinction: Advocacy encompasses three different forms: Lobbying, Campaigning and Awareness raising/development education.
• Awareness raising/development education is directed more at the public than at decision- makers. It generally tries to make people aware of issues of injustice or issues that need attention. It is not targeted to achieve concrete change but builds a foundation on which targeted advocacy (both campaigning and lobbying) can build.