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Crossing the Ethnic Divide
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Crossing the Ethnic Divide: The Multiethnic Church on a Mission

Kathleen Garces-Foley

Abstract

While religious communities often stress the universal nature of their beliefs, it remains true that people choose to worship alongside those they identify with most easily. Multiethnic churches are rare in the United States, but as American attitudes toward diversity change, so too does the appeal of a church that offers diversity. Joining such a community, however, is uncomfortable — worshippers must literally cross the barriers of ethnic difference by entering the religious space of the ethnically “other”. Using the story of one multiethnic congregation in Southern California, this book exa ... More

Keywords: religious communities, belief, worship, multiethnic churches, diversity, community, ethnic divisions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195311082
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311082.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kathleen Garces-Foley, author
California State University, Northridge
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