God's Heart Has No Borders How Religious Activists Are Working for Immigrant Rights

ISBN-10: 0520257251

ISBN-13: 9780520257252

Edition: 2008

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In this timely and compelling account of the contribution to immigrant rights made by religious activists in post-1965 and post-9/11 America, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo provides a comprehensive close-up view of how Muslim, Christian, and Jewish groups are working to counter xenophobia. Against the hysteria prevalent in today's media, in which immigrants are often painted as a drain on the public coffers, inherently unassimilable, or an outright threat to national security, Hondagneu-Sotelo finds the intersection between migration and religion and calls attention to quieter voices, those dedicated to securing the human dignity of newcomers. Based on years of fieldwork conducted in California's major centers as well as in Chicago, this book considers Muslim Americans defending their civil liberties after 9/11, Christian activists responding to death and violence at the U.S-Mexico border, and Christian and Jewish clergy defending the labor rights of Latino immigrants. At a time when much attention has been given to religious fundamentalism and its capacity to incite violent conflict,God's Heart Has No Bordersrevises our understanding of the role of religion in social movements and demonstrates the nonviolent power of religious groups to address social injustices.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 9/2/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Preface and Acknowledgments
Welcoming the Alien?
Redeeming Citizens
Muslim American Immigrants after 9/11: The Struggle for Civil Rights
The Moderate Mainstream
Worker Justice
Take Your Good Friday to the Streets!
Faith in the Union
Faith Sin Fronteras
Enacting Christian Antiborderism
Jesus Would Stand at the Border and Would Not Accept It
Religious Rule or Religious Voices?
Research Methods
Notes
References
List of Interviews
Index
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