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​​​Christianity as a Culture of Mobility: A Case Study of Asian Transient Migrants in Singapore​ by Dr. Catherine Gomes​​

Published on: 19-Feb-2015

​​This paper considers Christianity as a culture of mobility by looking at its significance to “foreign talent” Asian transient migrants in Singapore.  Through interviews with thirty Christian international students and working professionals on their identities and social networks, this paper suggests that foreign talent turn to Christianity as a way of coping with everyday life in transience by facilitating dual levels of belonging.  On one level the Christian groups they join allow them to create a sense of community while being away from the home nation.  This sense of community however is with other transient migrants rather than with locals.  On another level these transient migrant congregations create a parallel society in Singapore since Christianity is the fastest growing religion in the city-state.

 
Date: 25 February 2015
Venue: HSS Conference Room
Time: 3:00pm to 4:30pm​

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