This chapter discusses the role of immigrant religious communities in the process of immigrants’ integration in receiving societies, highlighting their main social functions and their possible critical aspects. Empirical evidence was drawn from a research study on six immigrant Christian congregations (Catholic and Protestant) in Milan (Northern Italy). The conclusions open a window on a possible new role of religions in contemporary Western societies.

Religiosity and religious communities as a resource for immigrants’ integration: the modernity of a classic issue / M. Ambrosini (RELIGIONI E MIGRAZIONI). - In: Migrants and the challenge of the faith : identity and adaptation / [a cura di] M. Spotorno, D. Tarantino. - Prima edizione. - Varazze : PM edizioni, 2021. - ISBN 978-88-31222-83-9. - pp. 17-31

Religiosity and religious communities as a resource for immigrants’ integration: the modernity of a classic issue

M. Ambrosini
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2021

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This chapter discusses the role of immigrant religious communities in the process of immigrants’ integration in receiving societies, highlighting their main social functions and their possible critical aspects. Empirical evidence was drawn from a research study on six immigrant Christian congregations (Catholic and Protestant) in Milan (Northern Italy). The conclusions open a window on a possible new role of religions in contemporary Western societies.
Immigration; religion; social integration; solidarity; social identity; transnational relations
Settore SPS/08 - Sociologia dei Processi Culturali e Comunicativi
Settore SPS/10 - Sociologia dell'Ambiente e del Territorio
Settore SPS/07 - Sociologia Generale
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