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Faith Leaders on Los Angeles’ Homelessness Crisis

The University of Southern California hosted a high-level roundtable of local faith leaders to discuss how the faith community could jointly respond to the homelessness crisis in Los Angeles. This post includes …

Congregational Research App

The USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture has mapped more than 500 congregations across Southern California, creating neighborhood maps that present information on congregations in a designated area. A key data collection tool …

Studying Faith: Qualitative Methodologies for Studying Religious Communities

Introduction Religion is a fundamental part of human experience and is deeply concerned with questions of “making sense” and “meaning” of our world and our existence. It constitutes the symbols, historical narratives …

Tips Sheets on Engaging Faith Communities in Disasters

People of faith, congregations and faith-based organization provide essential relief and recovery functions after disasters. It is essential for government personnel and institutions, therefore, to understand the potential contributions and unique needs …

Congregational Leaders Survey

CRCC developed a survey for congregational leaders that can be used in either conjunction with the congregational research app or on its own. The survey takes about 10 minutes to administer and …

Database: Religious Groups in Southern California

In 2013, CRCC obtained a database of religious congregations in the five-county region that makes up Southern California. We have worked extensively with the database to make it more easily useable for …

Tip Sheets: Sheltering and Mass Care of Religious Minorities in a Disaster

In a disaster, governmental, non-profit and faith-based organizations must respond to the needs of a diverse population. It’s an essential that those who seek to help those in need know how to …

California Religious Demographics

Religious Profiles of Sample California Counties Every decade, the Glenmary Research Center publishes a profile of the religious affiliations of residents in every county in the United States. This is the major …

Working with U.S. Faith Communities During Crises, Disasters and Public Health Emergencies: A Field Guide for Engagement, Partnerships and Religious Competency

This field guide provides detailed instructions for engaging and building sustainable and competent partnerships with faith communities throughout the entire disaster lifecycle. It is accompanied by a Religious Literacy Primer. Published by …

The Religious Literacy Primer for Crises, Disasters and Public Health Emergencies

A companion to the Field Guide for Religious Competency, the Religious Literacy Primer is a quick-reference document which provides information on basic religious literacy for 23 of the largest religious communities in …

California County Profiles

The following listings include racial demographics and statistics on minority faith congregations for California counties. To view the information, click on the county name. Alameda County Alameda County: Population: 1,510,271 (2010) Race …

Civically Engaged Faith-Based Organizations in Los Angeles

The following list was developed through a project supported by the John Randolph and Dora Haynes Foundation from 2008-2010. Click here to read the full report, “Forging a New Moral and Political …