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  • Putting civic participation in context: Examining the effects of congregational structure and culture.
    Polson, Edward C. (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:1: 75-100.

    Analyzes 2011 U.S. Congregational Life Survey data. Attending large & strict congregations decreases civic engagement; attending ones where concern for the wider community is evident increases it. Ethnic diversity decreases service group membership but increases involvement in advocacy groups.

    Associated Search Terms: Social capital; Civic engagement; Congregation; Congregation size; Diversity
  • Bridging alone: Religious conservatism, marital homogamy, and voluntary association membership.
    Kim, Young-Il (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:1: 47-73.

    Analyzes 1992-94 (2nd wave) National (U.S.A.) Survey of families and Households data. Conservative religious homogamy, paired with belief in biblical authority & inerrancy, increases membership in religious groups & reduces wives' membership in secular organizations.

    Associated Search Terms: Civic engagement; Conservative, U.S.A.; Marriage; Social participation
  • Social networks and civic participation and efficacy in two Evangelical Protestant churches.
    Schwadel, Philip, Jacob E. Cheadle, Sarah E. Malone, and Michael Stout (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:2: 305-317.

    Analyzes 2011 & '13 questionnaire data from 2 Midwest U.S.A. congregations, 1 Seventh-day Adventist & 1 Assembly of God. In-congregation networks increase subjective efficacy, which contributes to out-of-congregation civic engagement.

    Associated Search Terms: Civic engagement; Efficacy; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Network
  • Social diversity and civic engagement: The effects of ethnic and social heterogeneity on the community involvement of American congregations.
    Polson, Edward C. (2015)
    Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 44:5: 968-987.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Civic engagement; Diversity
  • For youth, prayer is relationship.
    Mason, Michael C. (2015)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Linda Woodhead (eds.) A Sociology of Prayer. Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 25-48.

    Analyzes 2008 interview data from English-speaking Catholic participants in a World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia. Prayer was not for obtaining this-worldly advantages but expressive of a relationship with God. Frequency of prayer correlated with Catholic practice & belief &with civic engagement.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer; Practice; Civic engagement; Catholic; Belief; Youth
  • Gender, religious identity, and civic engagement among Arab Muslims in the United States.
    Read, Jen'nan Ghazal (2015)
    Sociology of Religion 76:1: 30-48.

    Analyzes 2001-04 telephone interview data from Muslim Arab Americans. Religiosity positively predicts civic engagement, especially for men.

    Associated Search Terms: Civic engagement; Migrant; Islam, U.S.A.; Arab Americans; Gender
  • Small groups, contexts, and civic engagement: A multilevel analysis of United States Congregational Life Survey data.
    Whitehead, Andrew L., and Samuel Stroope (2014)
    Social Science Research 52: 659-670.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Civic engagement
  • The new Evangelical social engagement.
    Steensland, Brian, and Philip Goff (2014)
    In Brian Steensland and Philip Goff (eds.) The New Evangelical Social Engagement. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 1-27.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical; Civic engagement
  • Is it really religion? Comparing main and stress-buffering effecs of religion and secular civic engagement on psychological distress.
    Acevedo, Gabriel A., Christopher G. Ellison, and Xiaohe Xu. (2014)
    Society and Mental Health 4:2: 111-128.

    Associated Search Terms: Civic engagement; Mental health; Stress
  • Faith, Family, and Filipino American Community Life.
    Cherry, Stephen M. (2014)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Civic engagement; Family; United States, Texas, Houston; Filipino Americans; Catholic, U.S.A.; Migrant
  • Religion, networks, and neighborliness: The impact of religious social networks on civic engagement.
    Lewis, Valerie A., Carol Ann MacGregor, and Robert D. Putnam (2013)
    Social Science Research 42: 331-346.

    Associated Search Terms: Network; Civic engagement
  • Secular values, religious beliefs and civil life: A comparative analysis of helping values and behaviour.
    Purdam, Kingsley, and Ingrid Storm (2013)
    In Joep de Hart, Paul Dekker, and Loek Halman (eds.) Religion and Civil Society in Europe. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 147-167.

    Analyzes 2006 European Social Survey data. Religious attenders report they place more value on helping & that they help more than do others.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Europe; Civic engagement
  • Does praying together mean staying together? Religion and civic engagement in Europe and the United States.
    Norris, Pippa (2013)
    In Joep de Hart, Paul Dekker, and Loek Halman (eds.) Religion and Civil Society in Europe. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 285-305.

    Analyzes World Values Study data on Europe. Attendance rates predict membership in religiously-affiliated & other organizations, as well as selected other aspects of civic engagement.

    Associated Search Terms: Civic engagement; Practice; Europe
  • Rethinking the connections between religion and civic life for immigrants: The case of the Chinese diaspora.
    Ecklund, Elaine Howard, Yi-Ping Shih, Michael O. Emerson, and Samuel H. Kye (2013)
    Review of Religious Research 55:2: 209-229.

    Interviews with 33 1st & 2nd generation Chinese Americans show Christians seeing religious organizations as opportunities for civic engagement, Buddhists criticizing a religious organizational approach to community services, & the non-affiliates observing the role of religious organizations facilitating volunteerism.

    Associated Search Terms: Migrant; Civic engagement; Chinese Americans
  • Bonding alone: Familism, religion, and secular civic participation.
    Kim, Young-Il, and W. Bradford Wilcox (2013)
    Social Science Research 42;1: 31-45.

    Associated Search Terms: Social participation; Familism; Family; Civic engagement
  • Religion, volunteering, and educational setting: The effect of youth schooling type on civic engagement.
    Hill, Jonathan P., and Kevin R. den Dulk (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:1: 179-197.

    Based on the 2002-04 & 2008 waves of the National study of Youth and Religion (U.S.A.) study. Protestant secondary schooling predicts more volunteering in young adulthood & non-religious private schooling less.

    Associated Search Terms: Volunteering; Civic engagement; Panel study; Education
  • Faith in the age of Facebook: Exploring the links between religion and social network site membership and use.
    Miller, Brian J., Peter Mundey, and Jonathan P. Hill (2013)
    Sociology of Religion 74:2: 227-253.

    Analyzes wave 3 telephone interview data from the National Survey on Youth and Religion (U.S.A.). Independent of the prosocial & organizational effects of religion, Catholics & Evangelical Protestants were more likely to be social network site members; Bible reading & altruistic activities inversely predicted the latter.

    Associated Search Terms: Internet; Social participation; Civic engagement; Young adults
  • Catholicism and Filipino American community volunteerism and participation.
    Cherry, Stephen M. (2013)
    Sociological Spectrum 33:1: 36-56.

    Associated Search Terms: Voluntarism; Filipino Americans; Civic engagement; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Religion and social participation in Postcommunist Europe.
    Voicu, M?lina, and Claudiu Tufi? (2013)
    In Joep de Hart, Paul Dekker, and Loek Halman (eds.) Religion and Civil Society in Europe. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 203-217.

    Analyzes 2008 European Values Study data from 21 postcommunist European nations. Church attendance predicts voluntary organization membership in low religiosity contexts, negatively predicts it in high religiosity contexts. membership in voluntary organizations is higher in Catholic countries but higher by individual Protestants.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Contextual effects; Protestant, Europe; Civic engagement; Catholic, Europe; Social participation
  • Motivating civic engagement: In-group versus out-group service orientations among Mexican Americans in religious and nonreligious organizations.
    Ecklund, Elaine Howard, Celina Davila, Michael O. Emerson, Samuel Kye, and Esther Chan (2013)
    Sociology of Religion 73:3: 370-391.

    Compares religious & ethnic civic organizations; the latter have more bridging capital. Based on 2008-09 interviews and participant observation in Houston. The religious organizations were parishes.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Texas, Houston; Civic engagement; Mexican Americans; Migrant; Participant observation; Social capital
  • Religion, spirituality and civil participation.
    deHart, Joep, and Paul Dekker (2013)
    In Joep de Hart, Paul Dekker, and Loek Halman (eds.) Religion and Civil Society in Europe. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 169-188.

    Reports data from various European surveys. Among the European nations, the proportion protestant correlates positively with secular volunteering, & the proportion Orthodox or Muslim correlates negatively with secular volunteering.

    Associated Search Terms: Civic engagement; Volunteering; Protestant, Europe; Orthodox, eastern, Europe; Europe; Catholic, Europe; Islam, Europe
  • Religion, social incorporation, and civic engagement: Second-generation Indian American Christians.
    Kurien, Prema A. (2013)
    Review of Religious Research 55:1: 81-104.

    Based on 1999-2003 & 2006-09 participant observation & interviews in Mar Thoma parishes in the U.S. 2nd generation Mar Thoma Christians adopt American Evangelical approaches & sometimes leave the Malankara Mar Thoma for other denominations.

    Associated Search Terms: Mar Thoma, U.S.A.; Malankara Orthodox Syrian, U.S.A.; Indian Americans; Generations; Assimilation; Civic engagement
  • Moral freighting and civic engagement: A UK perspective on Putnam and Campbell's theory of religious-based social action.
    Baker, Christopher (2013)
    Sociology of Religion 73:3: 343-369.

    Based on focus group data from Manchester, U.K. Across religious traditions, themes of friendship, persistence, worship, & formation appear in connection with civic engagement.

    Associated Search Terms: Civic engagement; Belonging, sense of; Christian, Great Britain; Comparative; Great Britain, Manchester; Islam, Great Britain; Moral; Social capital; Volunteering; Buddhist, Great Britain; Focus group
  • Race, class, congregational embeddedness, and civic and political participation.
    Schwadel, Philip (2012)
    Research in the Sociology of Work 23: 253-279.

    Associated Search Terms: Race; Stratification; Civic engagement
  • Religion and Civic Participation among the Children of Immigrants: Insights from the Postcolonial Portuguese Context/
    Trov„o, Susana Salvaterra (2012)
    Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 38(5): 851-868

    Associated Search Terms: Civic engagement; Migrant; Assimilation; Portugal
  • Religion and civic engagement in Muslim countries.
    Sarkissian, Ani (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:4: 607-622.

    Analyzes World Values Survey data, 1999-2007, from 9 Muslim countries. Active participation in Muslim associations is associated with greater civic engagement, but service attendance is not.

    Associated Search Terms: Civic engagement; Islam; Practice; Religiosity
  • Civic engagement measured in square metres. Church and civil society in a Dutch suburb.
    van der Meulen, Marten (2012)
    Social Compass 59:4: 552-569.

    Based on 2002-05 field work inLeidsche Rijn, a suburb of Utrecht. Social capital in congregations both furthers & limits civic engagement.

    Associated Search Terms: Civic engagement; Participant observation; Social capital; Netherlands, Utrecht
  • Spiritual individualism or engaged spirituality? Social implications of holistic spirituality among mind-body-spirit practitioners.
    Oh, Seil, and Natalia Sarkisian (2012)
    Sociology of Religion 73:3: 299-322.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from a purposeful sample of participants in Yoga, Art of Living, & Dahn Yoga and Healing, in the Boston area. Spirituality is related to social involvement for Yoga & Art of Living practitioners, though not to collective action. In Dahn Yoga and Healing, a therapeutic cult, sirituality is not related to social involvement.

    Associated Search Terms: Individualism; Yoga, U.S.A.; Spirituality; Dahn Yoga and Healing; Civic engagement; Art of Living; Activism; Altruism
  • Do the Motivations for Private Religious Cathlic and Protestant Schooling in North America Align with Graduate Outcomes?
    Pennings, Ray, John Seel, Deani A. Neven Van Pelt, David Sikkink, and Kathryn L. Wiens (2011)
    Hamilton, Ontario: Cardus.

    Associated Search Terms: Education; Civic engagement; Canada
  • The Effect of Religious Short-term Mission Trips on Youth Civic Engagement.
    Beyerlein, Kraig, Jenny Trinitapoli, and Gary Adler (2011)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 50:4: 780-795.

    Analyzes 2002-03 telephone interview National Survey of Youth Religion data (U.S.A.): going on a mission trip increases the likelihood of subsequent civic activity, especially religiously-based volunteer work.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescents; Volunteering; Missions; Civic engagement
  • Engaging with a spirit from the east: Asian American Christians and civic life.
    Cherry, Stephen M. (2009)
    Sociological Spectrum 29:2: 249-272.

    Associated Search Terms: Civic engagement; Asian Americans
  • Filipino American Faith in Action: Immigration, Religion and Civic Engagement.
    Gonzalez, Joachin L. III (2009)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Filipino Americans; Civic engagement
  • Conclusions. Religious Leadership and Civic Social Capital.
    Stepick, Alex, Sarah J. Mahler, and Terry Rey (2009)
    In Alex Stepick, Terry Rey, and Sarah J. Mahler (eds.) Churches and Charity in the Immigrant City. Religion, Immigration, and Civic Engagement in Miami. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 250-272..

    Conceptualization of data from case studies presented earlier in the volume.

    Associated Search Terms: Social capital; Civic engagement
  • Religion, Immigration, and Civic Engagement.
    Stepick, Alex, Terry Rey, and Sarah J. Mahler (2009)
    In Alex Stepick, Terry Rey, and Sarah J. Mahler (eds.) Churches and charity in the Immigrant City. Religion, Immigration, and Civic Engagement in Miami. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 1-38.

    Develops a conceptual framework for understanding ethnographic data on Miami, Florida, immigrant churches reported later in the volume.

    Associated Search Terms: Civic engagement; Migrant; Social capital; United States, Florida, Miami
  • Politics and Prayer in West Perrine. Civic Engagement in the Black Church.
    Fink, Su Oltman (2009)
    In Alex Stepick, Terry Rey, and Sarah J. Mahler (eds.) Churches and Charity in the Immigrant City. Religion, Immigration, and Civic Engagement in Miami. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 92-115.

    The Black churches in the study first developed bnding capital to resist racial violence & then bridging capital to obtain outside co-operation & resources to fight drugs & crime.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; African Americans; Civic engagement; Historical; Social capital; United States, Florida, Miami
  • The Struggle for Civic Social Capital in West Indian Churches.
    Tsuji, Teruyuki, Christine Ho, and Alex Stepick (2009)
    In Alex Stepick, Terry Rey, and Sarah J. Mahler (eds.) Churches and Charity in the Immigrant City. Religion, Immigration, and Civic Engagement in Miami. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 208-230..

    Overview of predominantly West Indian churches in South Florida, where little evidence of civic engagement is found.

    Associated Search Terms: Civic engagement; Caribbean Americans; United States, Florida; West Indian Americans; Social capital
  • Religious Practice and Civic Social Capital among Miami Youth.
    Labissiere, Yves, Ann Reeder Goraczko, and Alex Stepick (2009)
    In Alex Stepick, Terry Rey, and Sarah J. Mahler (eds.) Churches and Charity in the Immigrant City. Religion, Immigration, and Civic Engagement in Miami. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 231-249.

    Based on 2001 questionnaire data from Florida International University English Composition students. Immigrant & 2nd generation students are more active in church than others, Protestants more than Catholics, females more than males, Black nationalities more than others. Church commitment appears critical for civic engagement.

    Associated Search Terms: Cuban Americans; Jamaican Americans; Mexican Americans; Migrant; Nicaraguan Americans; African Americans; Students, undergraduate; Civic engagement; Generations; Social capital
  • Black Churches and the Environment in Miami.
    Smith-Cavros, Eileen M. (2009)
    In Alex Stepick, Terry Rey, and Sarah J. Mahler (eds.) Churches and Charity in the Immigrant City. Religion, Immigration, and Civic Engagement in Miami. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 151-168.

    Focus is on the restoration of Miami's Virginia Key Beach & on tree planting in Richmond Heights.

    Associated Search Terms: Civic engagement; Environmentalism; Activism; African Americans; United States, Florida, Richmond Heights; United States, Florida, Miami; Social capital
  • So Close and Yet So Far Away. Comparing Civic Social Capital in Two Cuban Congregations.
    Mahler, Sarah J. (2009)
    In Alex Stepick, Terry Rey, and Sarah J. Mahler (eds.) Churches and Charity in the Immigrant City. Religion, Immigration, and Civic Engagement in Miami. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 41-71.

    Compares a Seventh-day Adventist & a Nazarene congregation in the Miami, Florida, area, one exemplifying bridging capital & the other bonding capital. Emphasis is placed on the responsiveness of congregants in enabling pastors' charisma.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Nazarene, U.S.A.; Cuban Americans; Congregation; Civic engagement; Participant observation; Social capital; United States, Florida, Miami; Charisma; Activism; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.
  • Refugee Catholicism in Little Haiti. Miami's Notre Dame d'Haiti Catholic Church.
    Rey, Terry, and Alex Stepick (2009)
    In Alex stepick, Terry Rey, and Sarah J. Mahler (eds.) Churches and Charity in the Immigrant City. Religion, Immigration, and Civic Engagement in Miami. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 72-91.

    Historical case study of a parish established for Haitians in Miami under the charisma of a priest; social services continued in routinized form under his successor. The Haitian immigrants came to Miami prepared by liberation theology for the founding pastor's charisma.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Florida, Miami; Haitian Americans; Transnational; Social capital; Routinization; Migrant; Liberation theology; Civic engagement; Charisma; Catholic, U.S.A.; Historical; Activism
  • Youth and Charity in a Sweetwater Parish. Our Lady of Divine Providence Church.
    Oscariz, Aidil (2009)
    In Alex Stepick, Terry Rey, and Sarah J. Mahler (eds.) Churches and Charity in the Immigrant City. Religion, Immigration, and Civic Engagement in Miami. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 171-189.

    A once Cuban parish turned largely Nicaraguan; after a period of supplying social services to refugees it has focused more on spiritual matters. Both kinds of service repreent bonding social capital. Describes a parish youth group.

    Associated Search Terms: Nicaraguan Americans; Catholic, U.S.A.; Migrant; Parish; Social capital; Succession (urban ecology); United States, Florida, Sweetwater; Youth groups; Civic engagement
  • Pews, Prayers, and Participation: Religion and Civic Responsibility in America.
    Smidt, Corwin E., Kevin R. den Dulk, James M. Penning, Stephen V. Monsma, and Douglas L. Koopman (2008)
    Washington: Georgetown University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Civic engagement
  • Religion as a Path to Civic Engagement and Civically-Infused Religion.
    Levitt, Peggy (2008)
    Ethnic and Racial Studies 31:4:766-791.

    Associated Search Terms: Civic engagement
  • Civic engagement and religious activities: Examining the influence of religious tradition and participation.
    Driskell, Robyn L., Larry Lyon, and Elizabeth Embry. (2008)
    Sociological Spectrum 28:5: 578-601.

    Associated Search Terms: Civic engagement
  • Faith and Politics: The Influence of Religious Beliefs on Political Participation.
    Driskell, Robyn L., Elizabeth Embry, and Larry Lyon (2008)
    Social Science Quarterly 89: 294-314.

    Associated Search Terms: Civic engagement; Belief
  • Attendance at religious meetings and community involvement.
    Theodori, Gene L., and Chyrel A. Mayfield (2008)
    Southern Rural Sociology 23:1: 266-276.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Rural; United States, Texas; Civic engagement; Social participation
  • The political participation and engagement of Muslim Americans: Mosque involvement and group consciousness.
    Jamal, Amaney (2007)
    American Politics Research 33:4: 521-544.

    2002 telephone interview data from Muslim Americans in the New York City area show mosques enhance the political particpation of Arab Americans, the collective consciousness of Arab & African American Muslims, & the civic engagement but not politcal involvemnt or collective consciousness of South Asian Muslims.

    Associated Search Terms: Arab Americans; United States, New York, New York; South Asian Americans; Politics, U.S.A.; Islam, U.S.A.; Civic engagement; African Americans; Identity
  • College students, faith and the public realm: The relationship between religious attitudes and civic and political engagement.
    Andolina, Molly, Ellen Meents-DeCaigny, and Karl Nass (2006)
    Journal of College and Character 8: 1-10.

    Associated Search Terms: Students, undergraduate; Civic engagement
  • Asian American community participation and religion: Civic "model minorities"?
    Ecklund, Elaine Howard, and Jerry Z. Park (2005)
    Journal of Asian American Studies 8: 1-22.

    Associated Search Terms: Asian Americans; Civic engagement; Minority
  • The effects of Catholic schooling on civic participation.
    Dee, Thomas S. (2005)
    International Tax and Public Finance 12:5: 605-625.

    Based on the 1992 High School and Beyond follow-up data.

    Associated Search Terms: Panel study; Civic engagement; Education; Catholic, U.S.A.
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