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Latino Religions and Civic Activism in the United States
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Latino Religions and Civic Activism in the United States

Gastón Espinosa, Virgilio Elizondo, and Jesse Miranda

Abstract

This book presents sixteen chapters addressing important issues, personalities, and movements in Latino religions in America. The book's purpose is to overthrow the longstanding stereotype that Latinos are politically passive and that their churches have supported the status quo, failing to engage in or support that struggle for civil rights and social justice. Individual chapters explore such varied topics as “The Mysticism and Social Action of Cesar Chavez,” “The Challenges of Being Latina, Catholic, and Feminist,” “Hispanic Churches in Faith-Based Community Organizing,” and “The Mexican Ame ... More

Keywords: Latino religions, stereotype, Hispanic churches, civil rights, social justice, mysticism, Cesar Chavez, Latina, Catholic, feminist

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195162271
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162271.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gastón Espinosa, editor

Virgilio Elizondo, editor
both at University of California, Santa Barbara

Jesse Miranda, editor
Vanguard University

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Contents

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Part I Historical Struggles

Part II: Contemporary Struggles

Conclusion: Assessing and Interpreting 150 Years of Latino Faith-Based Civic Activism

Gastón Espinosa, Virgilio Elizondo, and Jesse Miranda

Chronology

Gastón Espinosa, Virgilio Elizondo, and Jesse Miranda

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