Religion Across Border
The fact that recent immigrants to the United States continue to participate in the daily life of the society from which they emigrate is true for religious identities and behaviors as well as in political, economic and family life. This paper describes transnational religious ties between immigrants in six American religious congregations and family, friends and coreligionists in the home country. In addition to monetary exchanges that benefit religious purpose, there are also exchanges of norms, practices, and social capital. The varied pathways whereby remittances are exchanged are also described. The religious exchanges between home and host countries impact global religious systems.
DR RAJEEV PRASAD
Suresh Goel is retired Major of India Army. He is also a banker, authors and news analyst. He was born on 7 Dec. 1949. He was served Indian Army for 20 Years. He is presently working as AGM in State Bank of India. He is co-author of four books and has authored several books as well as magazine article on the military, security and intelligence agencies. He regularly speaks at major universities both nationally and internationally on such topic as defence, national security and media issues of India and other timely and relevant topic.
Preface V 1. Lessons from American Immigrant Congregations --Pg. 1 2. Contemporary Transnationalism --Pg. 49 3. Religion and the Process of Migration --Pg. 101 4. The Evolution of Remittances from Family to Faith --Pg.137 5. Remittance Channels and Financial Infrastructure --Pg. 169 6. Remittances as Financial Flows --Pg. 189 7. Variety of Transnational Religious Networks --Pg. 215 8. Indian Transnationalism --Pg. 285 Bibliography --Pg. 321 Index --Pg. 325