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Filipino American Faith in Action
Filipino American Faith in Action

Filipino American Faith in Action

Immigration, Religion, and Civic Engagement
Joaquin Jay Gonzalez
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Filipino American Faith in Action

Immigration, Religion, and Civic Engagement
Joaquin Jay Gonzalez
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Filipinos are now the second largest Asian American immigrant group in the United States, with a population larger than Japanese Americans and Korean Americans combined. Surprisingly, there is little published on Filipino Americans and their religion, or the ways in which their religious traditions may influence the broader culture in which they are becoming established.

Filipino American Faith in Action draws on interviews, survey data, and participant observation to shed light on this large immigrant community. It explores Filipino American religious institutions as essential locations for empowerment and civic engagement, illuminating how Filipino spiritual experiences can offer a lens for viewing this migrant community’s social, political, economic, and cultural integration into American life. Gonzalez examines Filipino American church involvement and religious practices in the San Francisco Bay Area and in the Phillipines, showing how Filipino Americans maintain community and ethnic and religious networks, contra assimilation theory, and how they go about sharing their traditions with the larger society.

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Publisher
NYU Press
Year
2009
ISBN
9780814732977
Topic
Theology & Religion
Subtopic
Religion

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