Immigrants and Religion
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The paper examines the benefits of immigrants practicing their religion and shows how celebrating religion seems to be the most efficient means of integrating into American culture. The paper discusses how American society is ultimately accepting of immigrants and their unique religious practices; a diverse cultural identity has become the norm. The paper does note that practitioners of religions must learn to preserve the ethnic elements of identity and pride while adapting their institutional religious practices to a Democratic method of society.
From the Paper:"Contrary to popular belief, religious institutions do not represent walls or barriers for those assimilating into American culture, but are actually source of unity and specific means by which a diverse set of individuals immigrates into society are enabled to forge a sense of identity for themselves, as well as a sense of unity with those who share their heritage. Further, the distinctness or novelty of their religious observance is not so much an aberrance or source of embarrassment as a source of pride, that novelty representing a uniqueness that gives many practitioners of religion further pride and a sense of individuality within society thereof. Research reveals that those that practices instead provide a sense of pride, a sense of unity and a sense of community to those integrating into American society, all beneficial specifics that are entities for religious institutionalized practice as far as the nature and form of practicing of religion in this society thereof."
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