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Religions, Volume 9, Issue 8 (August 2018)
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Cover Story (view full-size image) In the diaspora, Vietnamese refugees and their overseas-born descendants have transformed the [...] Read more. In the diaspora, Vietnamese refugees and their overseas-born descendants have transformed the European-looking Virgin Mary into a Vietnamese woman (“Our Lady of Lavang”) and revitalized traditional Caodai Mother Goddess rituals despite religious suppression in Vietnam. Through innovative practices of holy mother worship adaptation, they have been able to re-centralize their fragmented communities, with members dispersed throughout the world. Holy mothers are the crucibles of their faith and emblems of their deterritorialized nation in the diaspora. View this paper