--Diana L. Eck, author of A New Religious America
"A crucial look at the extraordinarily complex issue of migration in the world today."
--Jorge Castañeda, author of Ex Mex and Utopia Unarmed
"Levitt takes the trouble to listen to immigrants themselves. . . . The book is timely in countering one-dimensional views of both religion and immigration."
--George Rupp, president, International Rescue Committee
Millions of new immigrants from Asia, Africa, and Latin America have arrived in America's shores over the past decade, transforming its cultural landscape. Yet unlike previous generations of immigrants, these new global migrants now keep one foot in their countries of origin by maintaining and even participating in religious institutions that span international boundaries. In fact, this new phenomenon is changing the face of religious diversity in the United States, helping to make American religion just as global as U.S. corporations.
In this pathbreaking book with stunning implications for today's immigration debates, author Peggy Levitt shows that the new realities of religion and migration are subtly challenging the very definition of what it means to be an American. Filled with impressive first-person research and striking charts and statistics, God Needs No Passport reveals that American values are no longer just made in the U.S.A. but around the globe.