Churches and Charity in the Immigrant City: Religion, Immigration, and Civic Engagement in Miami (BOK)

Terry Rey, Alex Stepick, Sarah J. Mahler

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In addition to being a religious countryuover ninety percent of Americans believe in God--the United States is also home to more immigrants than ever before. "Churches and Charity in the Immigrant City "focuses on the intersection of religion and civic engagement among Miami's immigrant and minority groups. The contributors examine the role of religious organizations in developing social relationships and how these relationships affect the broader civic world. Essays, for example, consider the role of leadership in the promotion and creation of "civic social capital" in a Haitian Catholic church, transnational ties between Cuban Catholics in Miami and Havana, and several African American congregations that serve as key comparisons of civic engagement among minorities.This book is important not only for its theoretical contributions to the sociology of religion, but also because it gives us a unique glimpse into immigrants' civic and religious lives in urban America.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2009 Forfatter Alex Stepick, Sarah J. Mahler, Terry Rey
Forlag
Eurospan
ISBN 9780813544601
Antall sider 304 Dimensjoner 15cm x 22,6cm x 2,3cm
Vekt 499 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Religious groups: social & cultural aspects, Religious institutions & organizations