God Needs No Passport: Immigrants and the Changing American Religious Landscape

God Needs No Passport: Immigrants and the Changing American Religious Landscape

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.

Publication Part Of International Migration Review
Author Names

Book by Peggy Levitt, Wellesley College
Reviewed by Helen Rose Ebaugh, University of Houston

Journal International Migration Review
Date of Publication Spring 2008
Pages 266-267
DOI 10.1111/j.1747-7379.2007.00121.x
Volume 42
Issue Number 1