L'attachement des jeunes issus de l'immigration haïtienne à l'église de leurs parents : le cas de deux églises haîtiennes à Montréal

Authors: Etienne, Evans
Advisor: Vacaru, Nadia-ElenaBellerose, Martin
Abstract: This research studies youth from Haitian background who are somewhat attached to the church of their parents. It seeks to examine the extent of this attachment, firstly, according to pertinent scientific approaches, particularly sociological and psychological and secondly, through the youths’ own perception. From the perspective of pastoral care of migrants, the research also looks at the role of the congregation and the family in this attachment. Theological reflection examines the moral and pastoral support of the apostle Paul towards his young disciple Timothy, who was being criticized by elders in his church community. The situation of Timothy and of the youth in our study will be shown to be correlated. In both, youth is seen to imply immaturity. Likewise, the generation of biblical Ezra is analyzed; there the conservation of religious purity in the nation of Israel is compared to certain immigrant Haitian leaders and youth. This research shows that Haitian youth are attached to their parents’ congregation primarily for sociocultural reasons but also because of their personal faith in God. The mentality of the older generation is found to be crucial and can make this attachment more fragile.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2021
Open Access Date: 24 May 2021
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/69192
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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