Somewhere Between Love and Justice: a Roman Catholic Church in Paris Responds to the European Migration Crisis

Somewhere Between Love and Justice: a Roman Catholic Church in Paris Responds to the European... IntJ PolitCult Soc https://doi.org/10.1007/s10767-018-9289-7 Somewhere Between Love and Justice: a Roman Catholic Church in Paris Responds to the European Migration Crisis 1,2 Alexis Artaud de La Ferrière Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract The European migration crisis has had a transformative impact on many transit and destination localities in Europe, and in doing so it has mobilised many faith-based communi- ties. This paper analyses the social action of Saint Bernard de La Chapelle, a Roman Catholic parish in northern Paris, which hosts a semi-formal association called Solidarités Saint Bernard (SSB) involved in support and relief activities for indigent migrants in the local area. Based on ethnographic research conducted within the parish and the association, I analyse how the topic of migration has become a point of exchange between the parish community and local civil society, how religious and secular discourses and motivations co-exist within SSB, and how these influences shape SSB’s social action. Through this micro-scale approach, and drawing on Luc Boltanski’s theoretical framework of regimes of action, my aim is to identify conceptual elements to better understand the broad convergence between religion, social action, and migration, and to better understand the relation between charity http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png "International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society" Springer Journals

Somewhere Between Love and Justice: a Roman Catholic Church in Paris Responds to the European Migration Crisis

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Springer US
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Copyright © 2018 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature
Subject
Social Sciences; Sociology, general; Clinical Psychology; Personality and Social Psychology
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0891-4486
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1573-3416
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10.1007/s10767-018-9289-7
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IntJ PolitCult Soc https://doi.org/10.1007/s10767-018-9289-7 Somewhere Between Love and Justice: a Roman Catholic Church in Paris Responds to the European Migration Crisis 1,2 Alexis Artaud de La Ferrière Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract The European migration crisis has had a transformative impact on many transit and destination localities in Europe, and in doing so it has mobilised many faith-based communi- ties. This paper analyses the social action of Saint Bernard de La Chapelle, a Roman Catholic parish in northern Paris, which hosts a semi-formal association called Solidarités Saint Bernard (SSB) involved in support and relief activities for indigent migrants in the local area. Based on ethnographic research conducted within the parish and the association, I analyse how the topic of migration has become a point of exchange between the parish community and local civil society, how religious and secular discourses and motivations co-exist within SSB, and how these influences shape SSB’s social action. Through this micro-scale approach, and drawing on Luc Boltanski’s theoretical framework of regimes of action, my aim is to identify conceptual elements to better understand the broad convergence between religion, social action, and migration, and to better understand the relation between charity

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"International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society"Springer Journals

Published: May 31, 2018

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