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

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

by Alex Stepick
     
 


In addition to being a religious countryùover 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 roleSee more details below

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In addition to being a religious countryùover 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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813544601
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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