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Churches and charity in the immigrant city [electronic resource] : religion, immigration, and civic engagement in Miami / edited by Alex Stepick, Terry Rey, Sarah J. Mahler.

Contributor(s): Stepick, Alex | Rey, Terry | Mahler, Sarah J, 1959-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2009Description: 1 online resource (viii, 285 p.) : ill., map.ISBN: 9780813547145 (electronic bk.); 0813547148 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Church work with immigrants -- Florida -- Miami | Church work with immigrants -- Catholic Church | Immigrants -- Services for -- Florida -- Miami | Immigrants -- Political activity -- Florida -- Miami | African American churches -- Florida -- Miami | Church work with African Americans -- Florida -- Miami | African Americans -- Services for -- Florida -- Miami | African Americans -- Florida -- Miami -- Politics and government | Political participation -- Florida -- Miami | RELIGION -- Christian Life -- Social Issues | RELIGION -- Christianity -- General | Caritas | Religi�ose Gemeinschaft | Sozialarbeit | Einwanderer | Katholische Kirche | Miami <Fla.>Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Churches and charity in the immigrant city.DDC classification: 261.8089/00973 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Religion, immigration, and civic engagement / Alex Stepick, Terry Rey, Sarah J. Mahler -- So close and yet so far away: comparing civic social capital in two Cuban congregations / Sarah J. Mahler -- Refugee Catholicism in Little Haiti: Miami's Notre Dame d'Haiti Catholic Church / Terry Rey, Alex Stepick -- Politics and prayer in West Perrine: civic engagement in the Black church / Su Oltman Fink -- Unidos en la Fe: transnational civic social engagement between two Cuban Catholic parishes / Katrin Hansing -- La Catedral del Exilio: a Nicaraguan congregation in a Cuban church / Isabel del Pino-Allen -- Black churches and the environment in Miami / Eileen M. Smith-Cavros -- Youth and charity in a Sweetwater Parish: Our Lady of Divine Providence Church / Aidil Oscariz -- Faith in the fields: Mexican Marianism in Miami-Dade County / Noem�i B�aez ... [et al.] -- The struggle for civic social capital in West Indian churches / Teruyuki Tsuji, Christine Ho, Alex Stepick -- Religious practice and civic social capital among Miami youth / Yves Labissiere, Ann Reeder Goraczko, Alex Stepick -- Conclusions: religious leadership and civic social capital / Alex Stepick, Sarah J. Mahler, Terry Rey.
Summary: In addition to being a religious countryover ninety percent of Americans believe in Godthe 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 consider the role of leadership in the promotion and creation of "civic social capital" in a Haitian Catholic church, transnational.
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Religion, immigration, and civic engagement / Alex Stepick, Terry Rey, Sarah J. Mahler -- So close and yet so far away: comparing civic social capital in two Cuban congregations / Sarah J. Mahler -- Refugee Catholicism in Little Haiti: Miami's Notre Dame d'Haiti Catholic Church / Terry Rey, Alex Stepick -- Politics and prayer in West Perrine: civic engagement in the Black church / Su Oltman Fink -- Unidos en la Fe: transnational civic social engagement between two Cuban Catholic parishes / Katrin Hansing -- La Catedral del Exilio: a Nicaraguan congregation in a Cuban church / Isabel del Pino-Allen -- Black churches and the environment in Miami / Eileen M. Smith-Cavros -- Youth and charity in a Sweetwater Parish: Our Lady of Divine Providence Church / Aidil Oscariz -- Faith in the fields: Mexican Marianism in Miami-Dade County / Noem�i B�aez ... [et al.] -- The struggle for civic social capital in West Indian churches / Teruyuki Tsuji, Christine Ho, Alex Stepick -- Religious practice and civic social capital among Miami youth / Yves Labissiere, Ann Reeder Goraczko, Alex Stepick -- Conclusions: religious leadership and civic social capital / Alex Stepick, Sarah J. Mahler, Terry Rey.

In addition to being a religious countryover ninety percent of Americans believe in Godthe 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 consider the role of leadership in the promotion and creation of "civic social capital" in a Haitian Catholic church, transnational.

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