A three-year research project that focuses on "lived" religion among Brazilian, Guatemalan, and Mexican immigrants in Florida. The site presents background and published papers on the transnational experiences of immigrants in the realms of religion, politics, and place.
This project at the University of San Francisco looks at the role of religion in the lives of new immigrants to the San Francisco Bay Area. Researchers study a diverse array of immigrant communities — Mexican, Salvadoran, Chinese, Filipino, and Vietnamese — and assess how transnational religious groups and communities encourage the participation of recent immigrants in political, civic, and associational life.
This paper provides a brief, and somewhat surprising, overview of the composition of Christians in the world. Tabular data illustrates the major shift of Christians from the European continent in 1900 to Africa, Asia, and Latin America in 2005 -- a trend that is predicted to continue.
The University of Notre Dame's Institute for Latino Studies summarizes its findings of three-year study examining the impact of religion on political and civic engagement in Latino communities. They found that one in four Latino Catholics had a born-again experience with Jesus Christ, something often associated with the Pentecostal movement. And almost all of these people considered themselves Catholic Charismatic.
An organization dedicated to supporting transnational Latino and Caribbean immigrants who committed to building healthy communities both in the United States and in their countries of origin. In fulfilling this role, we are gradually enabling immigrant community leaders to take on leading roles in domestic and international policy advocacy process in areas such as immigration and international economic development.