Why is religion still relevant for new African immigrants in a supposedly secularizing Canada? How and why do the majority of African immigrants in Canada tend to establish their own religious communities rather than identify with Canadian led ones? What opportunities and challenges are presented by such immigrant religious communities to social policy makers on matters of human development and the environment? James’ research area broadly concern the nexus between religion and development. His doctoral study seeks to explore how African initiated Pentecostal communities in Canada are involved in the processes of social, cultural and religious capital engineering, in ways relevant to developmental issues of concern to their host country.
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