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By John L. Esposito

Since its inception, the U.S. has outlined itself as a country of immigrants and a land of non secular freedom. yet following September eleven, 2001 American openness to immigrants and openness to different ideals have come into query. In a well timed demeanour, faith and Immigration presents comparative views on Protestants, Catholics, Muslims and Jews coming into the yankee scene. Will Muslims search and obtain inclusion in methods just like Catholics and Jews generations sooner than? How will new immigrant populations impact and be prompted by way of present spiritual groups? How do overlapping identities of domestic kingdom, language, classification, and ethnicity impact immigrants' experience in their faith? How do the trustworthy preserve their values in a brand new nation of individualism and pluralism? How do non secular associations aid immigrants with their actual wishes as they're coming into a brand new kingdom? The participants to faith and Immigration procedure those questions from the views of theology, heritage, sociology, foreign stories, political technological know-how, and spiritual experiences. A concluding bankruptcy offers effects from a pioneering research of immigrants and their spiritual association. best students Haddad, Smith, and Esposito have created a invaluable textual content for periods in heritage, faith or the social sciences or for someone drawn to questions of yankee faith and immigration.

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