Intersections of Religion and Migration

Issues at the Global Crossroads

  • Jennifer B. Saunders
  • Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh
  • Susanna Snyder

Part of the Religion and Global Migrations book series (RGM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Jennifer B. Saunders, Susanna Snyder, Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh
    Pages 1-46
  3. Religion and Experiences of Migration

  4. Approaches to the Study of Religion and Migration

  5. Religion and Responses to Migration

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 311-360

About this book


 This innovative volume introduces readers to a variety of disciplinary and methodological approaches used to examine the intersections of religion and migration. A range of leading figures in this field consider the roles of religion throughout various types of migration, including forced, voluntary, and economic. They discuss examples of migrations at all levels, from local to global, and critically examine case studies from various regional contexts across the globe. The book grapples with the linkages and feedback between religion and migration, exploring immigrant congregations, activism among and between religious groups, and innovations in religious thought in light of migration experiences, among other themes. The contributors demonstrate that religion is an important factor in migration studies and that attention to the intersection between religion and migration augments and enriches our understandings of religion. Ultimately, this volume provides a crucial survey of a burgeoning cross-disciplinary, interreligious, and global area of study. 


Migration Immigration Intersectionality Refugees forced migration Religion religious studies theology sociology of religion faith-based humanitarianism Diaspora transnationalism religious texts culture migration religion social science society sociology

Editors and affiliations

  • Jennifer B. Saunders
    • 1
  • Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh
    • 2
  • Susanna Snyder
    • 3
  1. 1.StamfordUSA
  2. 2.University College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.University of RoehamptonLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-58628-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-58629-2
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