Global Religious Movements Across Borders : Sacred Service Paperback / softback
Edited by Stephen M. Cherry, Helen Rose Ebaugh
Part of the Routledge Inform Series on Minority Religions and Spiritual Movements series
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From global missionizing among proselytic faiths to mass migration through religious diasporas, religion has traveled from one side of the world and back again.
It continues to play a prominent role in shaping world politics and has been a vital force in the continued emergence, spread, and creation of a transnational civil society. Exploring how religious roots are shaping organizations that seek to aid people across political and geographic boundaries - 'service movements' - this book focuses on how religious movements establish structures to assist people with basic human needs such as food, clothing, shelter, education, and health.
Examining a multitude of faith traditions with origins in different parts of the world, seven contributing chapters, with an introduction and conclusions by the senior author, offer a unique discussion of the intersections between religious transnationalism and social movements.