Helen Rose Ebaugh, Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Houston, reviews God Needs No Passport: Immigrants and the Changing American Religious Landscape. The book is about four first generation immigrant communities in the greater Boston area: Hindus from Gujarat in western India; Muslims from the cities of Karachi and Lahore, Pakistan; Roman Catholics from the Inishowen peninsula in northern Ireland; and evangelical Protestants from Governador Valadares in southeastern Brazil. The author draws from comprehensive interviews with each of these communities and then highlights themes and patterns across the immigrant groups, rather than examining each group separately. She finds as much differentiation within each group as she does across these groups.
Read the book review at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1747-7379.2007.00121.x/full