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  • Author(s):
    Jesse Miranda, Virgilio Elizondo, Gastón Espinosa
    Abstract:

    This publication presents a summary of the findings of the Hispanic Churches in American Public Life (HCAPL) research project. The HCAPL project was a three-year study, funded by a grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts, that sought to examine the impact of religion on political and civic engagement in the Latino community.

    Date Created:
    2003-01-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Edwin Hernández, Melissa Mauldin, Milagros Peña
    Abstract:

    This report seeks to examine the complex role that Latino/a ministers play and the myriad ways they mobilize resources on behalf of their communities. By exploring the experiences, insights, and struggles of Latino/a ministers, we hope to help deepen the understanding of how US Hispanics are faring and to illuminate some of the resources and support that are needed to help strengthen these leaders? efforts to meet the spiritual and social needs of their communities.

    Date Created:
    2005-04-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Caroline Viernes Sotello Turner, Kari Jo Verhulst, Edwin I. Hernández, Jeffrey Smith, Milagros Peña
    Abstract:

    Nation-wide investigation of Latino/a seminarians to assess the effects of social, cultural, and academic factors on their seminary experiences. Finds positive views of institutional diversity but negative views on integration of Latino/a and minority perspectives in academic environments.

    Date Created:
    2008-07-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Caroline Sotello Viernes Turner, Jeffery Smith, Edwin I. Hernández, Milagros Peña, Kari Jo Verhulst
    Abstract:

    Nation-wide investigation of Latino/a seminarians to assess the effects of social, cultural, and academic factors on their seminary experiences. Finds positive views of institutional diversity but negative views on integration of Latino/a and minority perspectives in academic environments.

    Date Created:
    2007-07-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Sung Chun, Roger Knight, Timothy Ready
    Abstract:

    Finds more than 50% of Chicago-area Latinos have high community/church involvement and believe in personal agency to have a positive impact on community. Yet there was a recent slight decline in level of community involvement among both U.S.- and foreign-born Latinos.

    Date Created:
    2006-12-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Charlene C. McGrew, Edwin I. Hernández, Ram A. Cnaan
    Abstract:

    Recent attention to the role of religion in American public life has highlighted the important role that religious institutions play in generating social capital and volunteering and in helping people develop skills that are critical for effective citizenship. This report presents the findings of an investigation of the organizational behavior and social involvement of Latino congregations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and identifies the demographic and social characteristics that shape thei…

    Date Created:
    2006-02-01
    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):
    Center for the Study of Latino Religion, Institute for Latino Studies
    Abstract:

    This directory lists Latino-serving faith-based organizations in 45 cities throughout the Easter, Southeastern, Midwest, and Western regions of the United States. Most entries include details about the religious and ethnic identity of each organization, the social services it provides, and whether it has certain organizational structures in place (e.g., annual budget, a board of directors, 501©(3) status).

    Date Created:
    2008-03-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Edwin Hernández, David Sikkink
    Abstract:

    Research on role of religion in academic success and failure of Latino youth. Particular focus on impoverished inner-city schools. Analyzes 1996 data from National Household Education Survey, National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health and 1999 data from Early Childhood Longitudinal Study.

    Date Created:
    2003-01-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Edwin I. Hernández, Rev. Kenneth Davis, CSC, Elizabeth Station, Milagros Peña
    Abstract:

    Currently numbering 38 million individuals, U.S. Latinos are the nation’s largest and fastest-growing minority group. Both as established residents and new immigrants, Latinos are making major contributions to the country’s economy and society. Hispanic membership is increasing in Christian congregations throughout the United States, posing major opportunities and challenges for the churches that serve them. Overall, the Hispanic community remains disproportionately affected by povert…

    Date Created:
    2005-01-01
    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
  • Author:
    Mioara Deac
    Advisory Committee:
    Christopher Hamlin
    Degree Area:
    History and Philosophy of Science
    Degree:
    PhD
    Defense Date:
    2005-06-27