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God's heart has no borders [electronic resource] : how religious activists are working for immigrant rights / Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo.

By: Hondagneu-Sotelo, Pierrette.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, c2008Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 251 p.).ISBN: 9780520942448 (electronic bk.); 0520942442 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Religion and state -- United States | Faith-based human services -- United States | United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Religious aspects | Social justice -- Religious aspects | Religion and justice | RELIGION -- Sexuality & Gender StudiesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: God's heart has no borders.DDC classification: 201/.7 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Welcoming the alien? -- Redeeming citizens. Muslim American immigrants after 9/11 : the struggle for civil rights ; The moderate mainstream -- Worker justice. Take your Good Friday to the streets! ; Faith in the union -- Faith sin fronteras. Enacting Christian antiborderism ; Jesus would stand at the border and would not accept it ; Religious rule or religious voices?
Summary: In this timely and compelling account of the contribution to immigrant rights made by religious activists in post-1965 and post-9/11 America, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo provides a comprehensive, close-up view of how Muslim, Christian, and Jewish groups are working to counter xenophobia. Against the hysteria prevalent in today's media, in which immigrants are often painted as a drain on the public coffers, inherently unassimilable, or an outright threat to national security, Hondagneu-Sotelo finds the intersection between migration and religion and calls attention to quieter voices, those dedic.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-236) and index.

Welcoming the alien? -- Redeeming citizens. Muslim American immigrants after 9/11 : the struggle for civil rights ; The moderate mainstream -- Worker justice. Take your Good Friday to the streets! ; Faith in the union -- Faith sin fronteras. Enacting Christian antiborderism ; Jesus would stand at the border and would not accept it ; Religious rule or religious voices?

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In this timely and compelling account of the contribution to immigrant rights made by religious activists in post-1965 and post-9/11 America, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo provides a comprehensive, close-up view of how Muslim, Christian, and Jewish groups are working to counter xenophobia. Against the hysteria prevalent in today's media, in which immigrants are often painted as a drain on the public coffers, inherently unassimilable, or an outright threat to national security, Hondagneu-Sotelo finds the intersection between migration and religion and calls attention to quieter voices, those dedic.

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