Inmigration, religious diversity and spaces of worships in the city of Barcelona
KeywordsCentros de culto
Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
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AbstractThe aim of this paper is to explore the way in which the increase of immigrants arriving in Catalonia has changed the religious map of the region, with specific attention to the city of Barcelona. This paper will discuss the transformations that have taken place in the last 15 years and analyse not just thegrowth of Islam, but other faiths as well. One of the most relevant changes has been the steady increase in the number of places ofworship for non-Catholic religious minorities. This increase is aresult of the appearance of new religions, and the expansion ofpre-existing religions. These changes include the incorporation of new languages and traditions, the provision of new services to meet the specific needs of immigrant populations and, finally, the internal transformation of the communities doctrinal profiles.