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Title Religion and social justice for immigrants / edited by Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo.

Imprint New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2007.


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Description 1 online resource (xii, 242 pages)
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 210-228) and index.
Contents Part I. Diverse approaches to faith and social justice for immigrants -- Religion and a standpoint theory of immigrant social justice / Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo -- Liberalism, religion, and the dilemma of immigrant rights in American political culture / Rhys H. Williams -- Part II. Religion, civic engagement, and immigrant politics -- The moral minority : race, religion, and conservative politics in Asian America / Janelle S. Wong with Jane Naomi Iwamura -- Finding places in the nation : immigrant and indigenous Muslims in America / Karen Leonard -- Faith-based, multiethnic tenant organizing : the Oak Park story / Russell Jeung -- Bringing Mexican immigrants into American faith-based social justice and civic cultures / Joseph M. Palacios -- Part III. Faith, fear, and fronteras : challenges at the U.S.-Mexico border -- The church vs. the state : borders, migrants, and human rights / Jacqueline Maria Hagan -- Serving Christ in the borderlands : faith workers respond to border violence / Cecilia Menjívar -- Religious reenactment on the line : a genealogy of political religious hybridity / Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, Genelle Gaudinez, and Hector Lara -- Part IV. Faith-based nongovernmental organizations -- Welcoming the stranger : constructing an interfaith ethic of refuge / Stephanie J. Nawyn -- The Catholic Church's institutional responses to immigration : from supranational to local engagement / Margarita Mooney -- Part V. Theology, redemption, and justice -- Beyond ethnic and national imagination : toward a Catholic theology of U.S. immigration / Gioacchino Campese -- Caodai exile and redemption : a new Vietnamese religion's struggle for identity / Janet Hoskins.
Summary Religion has jumped into the sphere of global and domestic politics in ways that few would have imagined a century ago. Some expected that religion would die as modernity flourished. Instead, it now stares at us almost daily from the front pages of newspapers and television broadcasts. Although it is usually stories about the Christian Right or conservative Islam that grab headlines, there are many religious activists of other political persuasions that are working quietly for social justice. This book examines one segment of this group - those working for equitable treatment for immigrants in the United States. Bringing together thirteen essays by social scientists and one theologian, this book analyzes the different ways in which organized religion provides immigrants with an arena for mobilization, civic participation, and solidarity. Contributors explore topics including how non-Western religious groups such as the Vietnamese Caodai are striving for community recognition and addressing problems such as racism, economic issues, and the politics of diaspora; how interfaith groups organize religious people into immigrant civil rights activists at the U.S.; - Mexican border; and how large Catholic groups advocate governmental legislation and policies on behalf of refugees. In an era marked by xenophobia and a new sense of nationalism that equates foreigners with terrorists, non-governmental advocates like those described here are especially crucial in fighting for the well-being of newcomers to this country. This book provides a compelling new look at this new social function of contemporary religion.
Subject USA -- Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.
Church work with immigrants -- United States.
Immigrants -- Religious life -- United States.
Social justice -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Social justice -- Religious aspects.
Christianity and justice.
Religion and justice.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Religious aspects.
RELIGION -- Religious Intolerance, Persecution & Conflict.
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Soziale Gerechtigkeit
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Hondagneu-Sotelo, Pierrette.
Other Form: Print version: Religion and social justice for immigrants. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2007 0813539080 9780813539089 (DLC) 2006005582 (OCoLC)64427370
ISBN 0813539080 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0813539099 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780813539089 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780813539096 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780813540115 (electronic bk.)
0813540119 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000050229398
AU@ 000051407838
AU@ 000053228551
AU@ 000058148871
AU@ 000060527100
DEBBG BV043165042
DEBBG BV044167051
DEBSZ 422211753
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