En este primer episodio de "La experiencia de Benito Juárez" los coanfitriones Luciano Gonzalez y el Dr. Juhem Navarro-Rivera hablan de sus metas para esta versión en español de su podcast The Benito Juárez Experience. También hablan sobre los temas discutidos en la versión en inglés del podcast.
Juhem and Luciano explore Latinx identity with Dr. Arlene Sanchez-Walsh, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Asuza Pacific University. Toptic include: navigating identity as an ethnic minority in the country and a religious minority in the community, "reverse" missions from Latin America to the USA, sociological explanations of Pentecostal conversion.
About the guest
Arlene M. Sánchez-Walsh, Ph.D., is associate professor of religious studies and the author of the award-winning book Latino Pentecostal Identity: Evangelical Faith, Self, and Society (Columbia University Press, 2003). She has authored more than a dozen articles and book chapters on the subject of Latino/a Pentecostalism, and has served as a media expert for outlets such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and “On Being” with Krista Tippett, and served as an expert on Latino/a religious history for the PBS series “God in America.” Sánchez-Walsh’s current writing projects include a textbook on Pentecostalism in America, and a monograph on Latinos/as and the prosperity gospel. Her current research is on the rise of nonbelief among Latinos/as.
This week Juhem and Luciano discuss two articles exploring the same piece of research: Are atheists undercounted in the United States? Juhem focuses on the different ways surveys measure non-belief while Luciano questions whether people who do not use the word atheist should be identified as such. The discussion, naturally, later revolves about politics and whether an openly atheist politician can have a long and successful career.
Is one American in Four an Atheist? (Tom Jacobs, Pacific Standard)
Way More Americans May Be Atheists Than We Thought (Daniel Cox, Fivethirtyeight.com)
'American Nones' ISSSC Report (2009)
'Nones on the Rise' Pew Report (2012)
'Exodus' PRRI Report (2016)
Secular Nation podcast on the Freethought Equality PAC
Image source: Religion News Service
In April the Pew Research Center released a report exploring the educational attainment statistics of various religious groups.
All Americans PRRI 2014: http://ava.prri.org/#demographics/2014/States/education/1,2,3,4
All Religions PEW 2014: http://www.pewforum.org/religious-landscape-study/educational-distribution/
Agnostics PEW 2014:
Nones PEW 2014:
LATINO NONES HS Grads