November 12th, 2009 | For more on this event, please visit: bit.ly/xRRcG1
Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs | Georgetown University
Immigrant minority groups frequently face discrimination from their host societies on the basis of differences of national origin, race, culture, and religion. But religion can also provide identities, connections, resources and practices that can facilitate immigrants’ adaptations and integration into new contexts. To improve understandings of religion in the day-to-day lives of international migrants, the SSRC Project on the Religious Lives of Migrant Minorities investigated the roles of Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism for immigrants settled in Malaysia, South Africa, and Great Britain. This conference offered preliminary comparative findings from the research.
Session II: Thematic Site Presentations
Chair: Jose Casanova
Kuala Lumpur: Journeys (Diana Wong, Universiti Kebansaan Malaysia)
London: Place-Making (Ann David and David Garbin, Roehampton University)
Johannesburg-Durban: Circulation (Samadia Sadouni, Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research)
Response (Susan Martin, Georgetown)
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