Transnational religious practices among Zimbabwean Catholics in Britain

Pasura, D. (2016) Transnational religious practices among Zimbabwean Catholics in Britain. In: Pasura, D. and Erdal, M. B. (eds.) Migration, Transnationalism and Catholicism: Global Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 121-144. ISBN 9781137583468 (doi: 10.1057/978-1-137-58347-5_6)

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This chapter is about Zimbabwean Catholic migrants’ transnational practices and seeks to examine their experiences as well as the issue of encounters with difference within the context of the Catholic Church in the UK characterized by super-diversity in its ethnic make-up as a result of transnational migration. In examining the experiences, practices and theologies of Zimbabwean migrants, the chapter pays particular attention to how the group emerged, the challenges, tensions and opportunities which arose within the British context, and how this case study informs us about global Catholicism. As migrants bring with them various forms of religious practices, their interactions with non-migrants and other migrant communities provide fertile ground for negotiations and collaboration as well as conflicts which are the basis of religious transformation.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Pasura, Dr Dominic
Authors: Pasura, D.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan

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