By Tony Carnes, Anna Karpathakis
Is manhattan a post-secular urban? mammoth immigration and cultural adjustments have created an more and more advanced social panorama within which non secular lifestyles performs a dynamic function. but the importance of religion's influence on New York's social existence has long past unacknowledged.
New York Glory gathers jointly for the 1st time the simplest learn on faith in modern manhattan urban. It contains members from each significant study undertaking on faith in ny to supply a finished examine the present nation of faith within the urban. relocating past huge surveys into particular case experiences of groups and associations, it offers a window onto the variety of spiritual existence in New York.
From Italian Catholics, Mormons, Muslims, and Russian Jews to Zen Buddhists, Rastafarians, and Pentecostal Latinas, New York Glory either captures the richness of non secular existence in long island urban and offers an enormous beginning for our realizing of the present and destiny form of faith in America.
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But Rose Coser Ebaugh, head of a study group on immigrant religion in Houston, Texas, wonders whether the impact on religion is different from that of the nineteenth century’s wave of immigrants (Ebaugh 1999). Stephen Warner observes that like those of the nineteenth century, today’s new immigrants are mostly Christians (Warner 1999a). New York City is the most ethnically diverse place on the globe. My newsstand alone carries papers in fourteen languages, but this is small potatoes next to the 196 nationalities who have passed through the city schools.
0%). 6 percent of the respondents in New York City were Christian, compared with 78 percent in New York State and 82 percent in the United States. A higher proportion of the three non-Christian groups lived in New York City than in either the state or the nation as a whole. Although the data for the other smaller religious groups are not reliable because of the small number, New York City appears to contain a considerably larger number of non-Christian and recent immigrant group religions than does the nation in general.
Several religious groups consider immigrant New York a training ground for winning converts overseas. But they usually do not take into account that immigrants’ backgrounds, identities, and life plans are very different from those of most of their compatriots. Orthodox Lubavitchers combed the former Soviet Union and found that the Jews remaining there are quite different from those who emigrate to Israel or the United States. Kliger reports that Jews in Russia are much more likely to be atheists than are new Russian Jewish immigrants in New York and Boston.