Islam in Mexico and Central America

Authored by: Mark Lindley-Highfield , Castle Ballumbie

Routledge Handbook of Islam in the West

Print publication date:  August  2014
Online publication date:  September  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415691321
eBook ISBN: 9781315794273
Adobe ISBN: 9781317744023


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The twenty-first century is witnessing interesting demographic changes in the religious make-up of Mexico and Central America. The gradual transformation of the religious composition of the states, together with an increase in the elasticity to religious identity, has resulted in a dynamic culture in which religious identity has become more malleable and individuals have found new forms of expression for their faith. The increasing presence of Islam in the region is a marker of, and contributor towards, this changing environment.

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