Latino Congregations and Social Service: The Philadelphia Story



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 their social and civic engagement.


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Document Type
  • Report

  • Charlene C. McGrew

  • Edwin I. Hern├índez

  • Ram A. Cnaan

Date Created
  • 2006-02-01

  • Religion

  • English

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  • All rights reserved

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Institute for Latino Studies Sponsored Research and Publications Archive


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