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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 Sarah J. Mahler
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813547145
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
04/15/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author


ALEX STEPICK is A professor of anthropology and sociology at Florida International University.

TERRY REY is an associate professor and chair of religion at Temple University.

SARAH J. MAHLER  is an associate professor of sociology and anthropology and the director of the Center for Transnational and Comparative Studies at Florida International University.

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