Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-202) and index.
Introduction: Calling in San Francisco
Resurrecting Christian faith
Praying, then delivering miracles
Gathering souls with food
Converting bowling to civic involvement
Blessing passion and revolution
Reconciling old and young spirits
Conclusion: Embracing new bonds and bridges.
Filipinos are now the second largest Asian American immigrant group in the United States. In fact, there are more Filipino Americans than Japanese Americans and Korean Americans combined. Surprisingly, there is little published on Filipino Americans and their spirituality, or the ways in which their religious traditions may influence the broader culture in which they are becoming established."Filipino American Faith in Action" draws on interviews, survey data, and participant observation to shed light on this large immigrant community. It explores Filipino American religious institutions as essential locations for empowerment and civic engagement, illuminating how Filipino spiritual experiences can offer a lens for viewing this migrant community's social, political, economic, and cultural integration into American life. Joaquin Jay Gonzalez III examines Filipino American church involvement and religious practices in the San Francisco Bay Area and in the Philippines, showing how Filipino Americans maintain community and ethnic and religious networks, contra assimilation theory, and how they go about sharing their traditions with the larger society. (source: Nielsen Book Data)