Christianity, Social Justice, And The Japanese American Incarceration During World War Ii
Anne M. Blankenship's study of Christianity in the infamous camps where Japanese Americans were incarcerated during World War II yields insights both far-reaching and timely. While most Japanese Americans maintained their traditional identities as Buddhists, a sizeable minority identified as Christian, and a number of church leaders sought to minister to them in the camps. Blankenship shows how ch...
Paperback: 296 pages
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press (November 7, 2016)
Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.8 x 9.3 inches
Amazon Rank: 892968
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“I purchased this book for my Mom, who was interned at Minidoka, near Hunt, Idaho, specifically for the parts of the book about Rev. Emery Andrews (or 'Andy", as we called him). She enjoyed this part of the book very much and showed the book to Andy's...”
rch leaders were forced to assess the ethics and pragmatism of fighting against or acquiescing to what they clearly perceived, even in the midst of a national crisis, as an unjust social system. These religious activists became acutely aware of the impact of government, as well as church, policies that targeted ordinary Americans of diverse ethnicities.Going through the doors of the camp churches and delving deeply into the religious experiences of the incarcerated and the faithful who aided them, Blankenship argues that the incarceration period introduced new social and legal approaches for Christians of all stripes to challenge the constitutionality of government policies on race and civil rights. She also shows how the camp experience nourished the roots of an Asian American liberation theology that sprouted in the sixties and seventies.