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“Dangerous Times Call for Risky Responses”: Latino Immigration and Sanctuary, 1981–2001

María Cristina García

in Latino Religions and Civic Activism in the United States

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195162271
eISBN:
9780199850365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162271.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This ecumenical spirit of cooperation between Catholics and Protestants was evident in the Sanctuary movement. This chapter points out that in the 1980s faith-based organizations and more than 200 ... More


Sanctuary Old and New: The Biblical Tradition of Radical Hospitality

Ananda Rose

in Showdown in the Sonoran Desert: Religion, Law, and the Immigration Controversy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199890934
eISBN:
9780199949793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890934.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter two further examines the biblical tradition of radical hospitality that has been inspiring religious activists at the U.S.–Mexico border. It looks at the Sanctuary Movement of the 1980s and ... More


Fugitive Personhood: Reimagining Sanctuary in Gayl Jones’s Song for Anninho and Mosquito

Angela Naimou

in Salvage Work: U.S. and Caribbean Literatures amid the Debris of Legal Personhood

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823264766
eISBN:
9780823266616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264766.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter argues that Jones’s book-length poem Song for Anninho and novel Mosquito challenge death-bound theories of personhood through their narrational modes of flight, fugitivity, and ... More


Introduction

Mario T. García

in Father Luis Olivares a Biography

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643311
eISBN:
9781469643335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643311.003.0014
Subject:
History, Latin American History

The introduction concerns the role of Chicano/Latino leadership in history and faith politics. It also introduces the reader to Fr. Luis Olivares and his place in history, especially in his key ... More


Crossing Borders: Transnational Sanctuary, Social Justice, and the Church

Jacqueline Maria Hagan

in Religion on the Edge: De-centering and Re-centering the Sociology of Religion

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199938629
eISBN:
9780199980758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938629.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Throughout the Christian era, the church has been recognized as an institution providing sanctuary to those in need. In the contemporary era, sanctuary for migrants in the US has formally manifested ... More


Preparing Sanctuary

Mario T. García

in Father Luis Olivares a Biography

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643311
eISBN:
9781469643335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643311.003.0008
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter concerns the preparation of the sanctuary movement at La Placita Church in downtown Los Angeles. In 1981, Fr. Olivares was transferred by his order to this church at the same time that ... More


Father Luis Olivares a Biography

Mario T. García

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643311
eISBN:
9781469643335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643311.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This is the amazing untold story of the Los Angeles sanctuary movement’s champion, Father Luis Olivares (1934-1993), a Catholic priest and a charismatic, faith-driven leader for social justice. ... More


Showdown in the Sonoran Desert: Religion, Law, and the Immigration Controversy

Ananda Rose

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199890934
eISBN:
9780199949793
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890934.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Set in the Sonoran desert, at the U.S.–Mexico border, in the shadow of migrant deaths, this book examines one of the most daunting ethical questions of our time: How should we treat the strangers who ... More


Immigrant Rights Activism

Helene Slessarev-Jamir

in Prophetic Activism: Progressive Religious Justice Movements in Contemporary America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814741238
eISBN:
9780814708705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814741238.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter traces the history of immigrant rights in the United States. Despite Arizona's 2010 attempt to legislate immigration policy, this remains primarily a national policy issue. In recent ... More


Public Lives in American Hispanic Churches: Expanding the Paradigm

Daniel Ramırez

in Latino Religions and Civic Activism in the United States

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195162271
eISBN:
9780199850365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162271.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Although most of the churches that took part in the Sanctuary movement were Mainline Protestant or Catholic, this chapter shows that Pentecostal churches not only provided succor to Central American ... More


Conclusion: The Shifting Nature of Latinidad

Marta Caminero-Santangelo

in On Latinidad: U.S. Latino Literature and the Construction of Ethnicity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813030838
eISBN:
9780813039213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030838.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter gives a bleak view of the possibilities for panethnicity that suggests that, perhaps inevitably, the interests of one or another national-origin group will take precedence over ... More


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