Believers in the Universal Church

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Naomi van der Meer

Processes of self-identification among Catholic immigrants of African descent in the Dutch religious landscape

ISBN 978-3-643-90051-7
Band-Nr. 48
Jahr 2010
Seiten 312
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Nijmegen Studies in Development and Cultural Change (NICCOS)


Since the late 1980’s the major cities in the Netherlands are home to a growing number of Christian congregations, founded in particular by Africans. This study investigates whether, for African Catholics in the Netherlands, religion contributes to their segregation, integration or assimilation. It contains a comparative case study of the experiences, patterns of affiliation, identity discourse, and social relationships encountered among African Catholics in three faith communities: a Dutch, an international, and an African parish respectively.