Institute for Latino Studies Sponsored Research and Publications Archive

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The Institute for Latino Studies has sponsored research and scholarship on the role of Latinos in the ongoing transformation of U.S. society overall and of Metropolitan Chicago and Northwest Indiana, in particular. Reports and policy and research briefs are available for download.

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

    Study of Latino/a seminarians, based on a 2004 bilingual survey sent to 67 seminaries and schools of theology in the U.S. Results compared with a 1999 survey by Auburn Center for the Study of Theological Education of 2,512 respondents of all ethnic and racial backgrounds.

    Date Created:
    2007-01-03
    Resource Type
    Report
  • 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):
    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