Intersections of Religion and Migration: Issues at the by Jennifer B. Saunders, Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Susanna Snyder

By Jennifer B. Saunders, Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, Susanna Snyder

This cutting edge quantity introduces readers to a number of disciplinary and methodological ways used to ascertain the intersections of faith and migration. more than a few top figures during this box contemplate the jobs of faith all through a variety of sorts of migration, together with pressured, voluntary, and fiscal. They talk about examples of migrations in any respect degrees, from neighborhood to international, and seriously learn case reviews from a number of nearby contexts around the globe. The e-book grapples with the linkages and suggestions among faith and migration, exploring immigrant congregations, activism between and among non secular teams, and ideas in non secular concept in gentle of migration stories, between different topics. The individuals reveal that faith is a crucial consider migration reviews and that focus to the intersection among faith and migration augments and enriches our understandings of faith. eventually, this quantity presents a vital survey of a burgeoning cross-disciplinary, interreligious, and worldwide zone of research.

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In essence, he suggests that Christian theology can offer us a different way of understanding what it means to live and be in the world. In Chap. ” If we recognize our unity as opposed to INTRODUCTION: ARTICULATING INTERSECTIONS AT THE GLOBAL... 27 focusing on our “otherness” or difference from one another, we may be able to offer a more meaningful and ultimately humane response to those experiencing different forms of migration. Likewise, Ager and Ager suggest the importance of bringing theological and spiritual–ideological resources to the discussion.

B. SAUNDERS ET AL. Fig. 8 Fellowship after Sundarkand recitation, Atlanta, Georgia. 51 Complementing Posman’s analysis of these concepts, Stephen Cherry’s contribution (Chap. 8) examines religion and migration through the interconnected lenses of diaspora and transnationalism, noting the salience of globalization in understanding the flows and connections that migrant populations develop, maintain, and negotiate in our contemporary world. ” In addition to tracing the different meanings and usages of the concepts of exile, diaspora, and transnationalism, both Posman and Cherry explore the relevance of their respective concepts comparatively to understand various immigrant communities’ experiences of religious identity, practice, and politics, across time and space.

Cherry, on the other hand, is grounded in social scientific methodologies in his exploration of contemporary religious communities with a focus on the flows of various material and non-material resources through interconnected social networks across time and space. Coming from very different perspectives, both Chaps. 7 and 8 provide significant and complementary insights into situations in which the members of migrant groups are able to organize and mobilize around shared identities, experiences, and causes to benefit their own communities and, in some cases, even others.

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