Sacred Assemblies and Civic Engagement : How Religion Matters for America's Newest Immigrants / Paul D Numrich, Fred Kniss.
- New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, 
1 online resource (288 p.) : 14
- Immigrants -- Religious life -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Immigrants -- Social conditions -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Immigrants -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Social conditions.
Religion and culture -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Social participation -- Illinois -- Chicago.
- In English.
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- Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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- Immigration to the United States has been a major source of population growth and cultural change throughout much of America's history. Currently, about 40 percent of the nation's annual population growth comes from the influx of foreign-born individuals and their children. As these new voices enter America's public conversations, they bring with them a new understanding of Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity to a society that has been marked by religious variety. Sacred Assemblies and Civic Engagement takes an in-depth look at one particular urban area-the Chicago metropolitan region-and examines how religion affects the civic engagement of the nation's newest residents. Chapters focus on important religious factors, including sectarianism, moral authority, and moral projects; on several areas of social life, including economics, education, marriage, and language, where religion impacts civic engagement; and on how notions of citizenship and community are influenced by sacred assemblies.
PART ONE. RELIGION MATTERS
2. Purity and Protest: Sectarianism and Immigrant Civic Engagement
3. Locating the Moral Authority of Immigrant Congregations
4. The Moral Projects of Immigrant Congregations
PART TWO. SACRED ASSEMBLIES IN SOCIAL CONTEXTS
5. "Making It in America": Occupational and Economic Adaptation in Immigrant Congregations
6. Religion, Education, and Civic Tensions in Immigrant Congregations
7. Marriage Patterns in Immigrant Congregations: Implications for Social Distance and Group Identity
8. Language in Immigrant Congregations: Religious and Civic Considerations
PART THREE. CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
9. Individual Engagement: Citizenship in Immigrant Religions
10. Organizational Engagement: The Ecology of Immigrant Congregations
11. When and How Religion Matters for Immigrant Civic Engagement
Appendix A: Research Sites
Appendix B: Sectarianism Coding for Research Sites
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- Kniss, Fred, author., Author,
- Contained In:
- De Gruyter University Press Library.
- Publisher Number:
- 10.12987/9780813543055 doi
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