Race, Religious Organizations, and Integration
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
We review the bourgeoning literature on multiracial religious organizations. Although scholars have paid attention to racial integration in congregations since the 1940s, only recently has there been a concerted focus on this topic. This article-having reviewed the state of the field-argues that research on this topic must engage in three vital labors: explore more theory building or theory extension, interact with the broader field of sociology, and explicate how religious racial diversity contributes to or dismantles systems of social stratification. We discuss possible paths and approaches for future research on race, religion, and integration.
Annual Review of Sociology
Christerson, Brad, "Race, Religious Organizations, and Integration" (2013). Faculty Articles & Research. 50.