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By R. Stephen Warner, Judith G. Wittner

"Gatherings in Diaspora" brings jointly the most recent chapters within the long-running chronicle of faith and immigration within the American adventure. this day, as some time past, humans migrating to the us carry their religions with them, and their non secular identities frequently suggest extra to them clear of domestic, of their diaspora, than they did earlier than. This publication explores and analyzes the varied spiritual groups of post-1965 diasporas: Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Rastafarians, and practitioners of Vodou, from nations akin to China, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Iran, Jamaica, Korea, and Mexico.The members discover how, to a better or lesser volume, immigrants and their offspring adapt their non secular associations to American stipulations, frequently interacting with non secular groups already validated. The non secular associations they construct, adapt, transform, and undertake develop into worlds unto themselves, congregations, the place new family are solid in the neighborhood among women and men, mom and dad and kids, fresh arrival and people longer settled. R. Stephen Warner, Professor of Sociology on the college of Illinois at Chicago, is the writer of "New Wine in outdated Wineskins: Evangelicals and Liberals in a Small-Town Church". Judith G. Wittner is affiliate Professor of Sociology and previous Director of Women's reviews at Loyola college of Chicago.

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Nair played down the religious aspect of the OHM, it was obviously an important reason for its formation: "Growing up as Hindus in a Judeo-Christian environment can be difficult. There are so many misconceptions here about Indians and Hindus. " Mr. Sharma, an executive member of the group, said that one of the reasons that the OHM was founded was to correct such misconceptions. Mrs. Kala Ramachandran, another executive member, continued: "We are not fanatics, but being a Hindu organization, we believe very strongly that the Hindu religion and faith should be preserved forever.

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