The African Christian Presence in the West: New Immigrant Congregations and Transnational Networks in North America and Europe
The African Christian Presence in the West: New
Immigrant Congregations and Transnational Networks in North America and
In the world today, migration makes up the greatest movement of people surpassing any other previous period in human history. In the last few decades, it has turned into a structural reality of contemporary society which according to some records now involves around 200,000,000 individuals. Moreover, the direction and composition of migrant movements have radically changed during the past fifty years.
While until the late 1950s, international migration chiefly involved movement from the highly developed and economically and politically powerful nations to areas in the non-Western world, migrant movement since the 1960s has been predominantly from areas with weak economic and political systems to the centuries of global dominance and advanced industrial growth. The new migration flows are characterized by dynamic back-and-forth movements. Bridges are maintained between the old country and the new.
African immigrants constitute a vibrant sector in this movement. Indeed,
the significance of African immigrants in the
is the first of its kind which represents research results both from North