Black Churches and the Environment in Miami

Chapter Title

Black Churches and the Environment in Miami

Book Title

Churches and Charity in the Immigrant City: Religion, Immigration, and Civic Engagement in Miami

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Document Type

Book Chapter

Editors

Alex Stepick, Terry Rey, and Sarah J. Mahler

Description

In addition to being a religious countryùover ninety percent of Americans believe in God--the 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, for example, consider the role of leadership in the promotion and creation of "civic social capital" in a Haitian Catholic church, transnational ties between Cuban Catholics in Miami and Havana, and several African American congregations that serve as key comparisons of civic engagement among minorities.

This book is important not only for its theoretical contributions to the sociology of religion, but also because it gives us a unique glimpse into immigrants' civic and religious lives in urban America.

ISBN

978-0813544601

Publication Date

4-2009

Publisher

Rutgers University Press

Disciplines

Religion

DOI

https://doi.org/10.36019/9780813547145-008

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