A Socio-theological Approach to Migration and Integration: Perspectives of African Church Communities in Britain (Paperback)
Religion plays a major part of the migrant experience. In some instances, religion become a solace for those marginalised through the often encumbered migration processes and among others, an agent and agency of integration into the larger host society.
In this book, you'll discover from a sociological and theological perspective the approaches of migrants towards state policy - a 'bottom up approach'; and the church's role as a facilitator of the process of integration of African migrants in Britain. It leads the reader to explore the socio-cultural interface of indigenous African beliefs and praxes in the settled communities as footprints to the future state of the African migrant churches in Britain.
This book incorporates into social analysis the insider-oriented attempt to understand the reality of African migrants' worldview.
Bernard has created an illuminating text to understand the experiences and organisation of migrants groups as transnational entities with a transformative agenda beyond their perceived limitations.