Migration and Religion

This volume looks at how religious identity and symbolic ethnicity influence migration.

Migration and Religion

This volume looks at how religious identity and symbolic ethnicity influence migration. Religion – Christianity – was an important factor in European transatlantic migrations; religion – Islam – is a major issue in the immigration debate in “post-secular” Germany (and Europe) today. Essays focus on German missionaries and their efforts in the eighteenth century to establish new communal forms of living with Native Americans as religious encounters. In a comparative fashion, Islamic transnational migration into Germany in the twenty-first century is explored in a second group of essays that look at Muslim populations in Germany. They provide an insight into the ongoing discussions in Germany about modern migration and the role of religion. This volume is of interest to all who are engaged in issues of historical and contemporary migration, in Cultural and German Studies.

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Religion, Migration and Existential Wellbeing
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Moa Kindström Dahlin, Oscar Larsson, Anneli Winell
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-28 - Publisher: Routledge

This book uses the very latest research to examine current interactions between religion, migration and existential wellbeing. In particular, it demonstrates the role of religion and religious organizations in the social, medical and existential wellbeing of immigrants within their host societies. By focusing on the role and politics of religion
Migration and Religion in Europe
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Ester Gallo
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-22 - Publisher: Routledge

Religious practices and their transformation are crucial elements of migrants' identities and are increasingly politicized by national governments in the light of perceived threats to national identity. As new immigrant flows shape religious pluralism in Europe, longstanding relations between the State and Church are challenged, together with majority-faith traditions and
Migration and Religion
Language: en
Pages: 252
Authors: Ester Gallo
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-01-01 - Publisher: BRILL

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Rescripting Religion in the City
Language: en
Pages: 332
Authors: Alana Harris
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-22 - Publisher: Routledge

Rescripting Religion in the City explores the role of faith and religious practices as strategies for understanding and negotiating the migratory experience. Leading international scholars draw on case studies of urban settings in the global north and south. Presenting a nuanced understanding of the religious identities of migrants within the
Migration and Religion
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: James A. Beckford
Categories: Emigration and immigration
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015 - Publisher:

The complex and changing relations between religion and migration are central to many urgent questions about diversity, inequality and pluralism. This wide-ranging research review explores these questions in different periods of history, in different regions of the world and in different traditions of faith. The emphasis is on how religions