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  • Author(s):
    Caroline Sotello Viernes Turner, Kari Jo Verhulst, Edwin I. Hernández, Jeffrey Smith, Milagros Peña
    Abstract:

    This is the second of a series of Latino Research@ND reports focusing on Latinos/as and theological education. It analyzes what a quantitative survey of Latino/a theological students reveals about the educational and ministerial backgrounds of Latino/a seminarians. We find that Latinos/as arrive at seminary with considerable community and religious leadership experience. They also come from comparatively less formally educated families than their white non-Hispanic peers?a reality that might …

    Date Created:
    2007-06-01
    Resource Type
    Report
  • Author(s):
    Danielle Dirks, Kari Jo Verhulst, Edwin I. Hernández, Caroline Sotelo-Turner, Milagros Peña
    Abstract:

    Describes the next generation of Latino/a religious leaders and examines the effectiveness of their theological education. Identifies critical institutional and curricular characteristics for preparing seminarians to be leaders responding to spiritual and material needs of Latinos/as in U.S. Based upon data from focus groups and surveys conducted in 2002-2004.

    Date Created:
    2006-10-01
    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):
    Caroline Viernes Sotello Turner, Kari Jo Verhulst, Edwin I. Hernández, Jeffrey Smith, Milagros Peña
    Abstract:

    This fourth report in a series of Latino Research@ND reports on Latinos/as and theological education identifies the key factors that influence Latino/a seminarians’ choice of educational institution and examines whether these students’ institutional expectations are being met. We find that Latino/a seminarians share many of the same concerns as their white and especially African American counterparts for a theologically compatible, quality education without undue financial burden. Tho…

    Date Created:
    2008-05-01
    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):
    Edwin I Hernández, Kenneth G. Davis, Jeffrey Smith, Matthew T. Loveland, Milagros Peña, Georgian Schiopu
    Abstract:

    Investigation of role of religion in civic engagement and political behavior among Latinos. Finds correlation between religious affiliation and church behavior and community involvement, political party identification, and positions on social and moral issues. Based on data from Pew Hispanic Center’s 2004 National Survey of Latinos.

    Date Created:
    2007-11-01
    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 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):
    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):
    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(s):
    David Sikkink, Edwin I. Hernández Rebecca Burwell, Jessica Hamar Martínez, Milagros Peña
    Abstract:

    Report on social and political views and behaviors of leaders and congregants in Latino churches in Chicago. Key findings include commonalities in congregation leaders’ views on abortion and immigration, congregants’ tendencies to hold similar opinions, high political participation rates, and stronger ideological affiliation with Democratic Party. Utilizes 2004-2007 Chicago Latino Congregations Study.

    Date Created:
    2012-09-01
    Resource Type
    Report