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Author Kniss, Fred Lamar, 1956-

Title Sacred assemblies and civic engagement : how religion matters for America's newest immigrants / Fred Kniss, Paul D. Numrich
Published New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, [2007]
©2007
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 271 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents Introduction -- Purity and protest : sectarianism and immigrant civic engagement -- Locating the moral authority of immigrant congregations -- The moral projects of immigrant congregations -- "Making it in America" : occupational and economic adaptation in immigrant congregations -- Religion, education, and civic tensions in immigrant congregations -- Marriage patterns in immigrant congregations : implications for social distance and group identity -- Language in immigrant congregations : religious and civic considerations -- Individual engagement : citizenship in immigrant religions -- Organizational engagement : the ecology of immigrant congregations -- When and how religion matters for immigrant civic engagement
Summary 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 metropolita
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-267) and index
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212 MiAaHDL
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Subject Immigrants -- Religious life -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Immigrants -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Social conditions.
Religion and culture -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Social participation -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Religion.
Form Electronic book
Author Numrich, Paul David, 1952-
ISBN 0813543053 (electronic bk.)
9780813543055 (electronic bk.)
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