In God Needs No Passport: Immigrants and the Changing American Religious Landscape, Peggy Levitt argues that current debates about religion and immigration fail to grasp the strong connection between changes in immigration and changes in religious life. Today's immigrants are remaking the religious landscape by introducing new faith traditions and Asianizing and Latinoizing old ones.
They don't trade in their home-country membership card but challenge the taken-for-granted dichotomy between either/or, United States or homeland, and assimilation vs. multiculturalism by showing it is possible to be several things simultaneously and, in fact, required in a global world- Cody's Books
Peggy Levitt is Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at Wellesley College. She is also a Research Fellow at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, where codirects the Transnational Studies Initiative
Her latest book, God Needs No Passport, is about how immigrants are changing the American religious landscape.
Author Peggy Levitt, author of God Needs No Passport, discusses the importance of developing a more realistic understanding of how immigrants build cultural and religious bridges between the United States and their home countries.