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  • Author(s):
    Edwin I. Hernández, Jeffrey Smith, Rebecca Burwell
    Abstract:

    This report examines what Latino churches are doing to address the HIS/AIDS epidemic, and the congregational and leadership characteristics that contribute to their programs and policies. Based on a 2007 study of Latino congregations in Chicago involving surveys conducted at 75 churches, interviews and ethnographic observations.

    Date Created:
    2007-01-06
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Edwin I Hernández, Michael Mata, Marciana Popescu, Guillermo Grenier, Rebecca Burwell, Aida Ramos, Milagros Peña, Jeffrey Smith
    Abstract:

    Results of a survey of faith-based organizations serving Latinos/as in four metro areas, which provide education, job training, advocacy, immigration, help, services for family, youth and children and healthcare. Documents concrete impacts capacity-training projects have on the organizational development and infrastructure of community-serving organizations.

    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Edwin I Hernández, David Sikkink, Jeffrey Smith, Rebecca Burwell, Milagros Peña
    Abstract:

    Uses data from the Chicago Latino Congregation Study to address the so-called Latino health “paradox” in the U.S. Finds correlation between high religious and congregational activity and lower health-risk behaviors.

    Date Created:
    2010-04-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Marciana Popescu, Edwin I. Hernández, Rebecca Burwell, Milagros Peña, Juan Carlos Rivera
    Abstract:

    This report’s applied research information about Latino/a congregations and their leaders offers an informed portrait of the needs, aspirations, and challenges facing Latino/a ministers and leaders of faith-based organizations. We look at the role of religious leaders’ both clergy and laypersons’ who act as catalysts by mobilizing congregations and building grassroots organizations. Also included are specific action steps for pastors and lay leaders who are interested in advancing…

    Date Created:
    2006-03-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    David Sikkink, Edwin I. Hernández, Jeffrey Smith, Rebecca Burwell, Milagros Peña
    Abstract:

    Describes methodology for Chicago Latino Congregations Study, a multi-level study of Latino congregations in the Chicago area. Data collection in 2007 included surveys, focus groups and interviews of clergy, lay leaders, and adult and youth congregants. Provides an in-depth look at Latino congregations, leaders and members, connections to other community organizations, congregational life, social services, faith-based networks, and role of Latino church leadership.

    Date Created:
    2010-05-01
    Resource Type
    Report