Project Examines Interaction Between Religion and Politics for American Latinos

February 20, 2001

Source: Religious Studies AAR News

On February 20, 2001, Religious Studies AAR News reported that "the Hispanic Churches in American Public Life (HCAPL) research project is a three-year study funded by a $1.3 million grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts. The project seeks to examine the impact of religion on political and civic engagement in the Latino community." The co-directors are Jesse Miranda of Alianza de Ministerios Evangelicos Nacionales (AMEN) and Virgilio Elizondo of the Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC). The study plans to conduct national surveys and community profiles to examine various connections between religion and civic engagement and will produce several publications. Their website is