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FRANK Talks: Faith in the Borderlands – Florence
March 2, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pmFree
Faith in the Borderlands: Immigration and Religion in Arizona
Dr. Leah Sarat, Arizona State University, Associate Professor, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
Many immigrants facing the challenges and risks involved in traveling to and settling within the United States turn to religious beliefs and practices for strength, empowerment, and to establish a sense of belonging. How does religion impact immigrants from the U.S.-Mexico borderlands? What is the role of religion for the undocumented facing the social, economic and psychological impact of detention? What motivates some to help newly-arrived immigrants, and others to hate? Join us for a FRANK Talk about religion and immigration.