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Catching the Spirit: The New Pope, Pentecostalism and the Global South

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Huffington Post Religion published an article by David Briggs on religion in the Global South. The article quoted Donald Miller and cited Global Pentecostalism: The New Face of Christian Social Engagement. Briggs, writer for the  Association of Religion Data Archives,...

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Finding a Place for Faith in Social Innovation

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Nadia Roumani, Co-Founder and Director of the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute (AMCLI) , has appeared in an article on eJewish Philanthropy discussing the emergence of faith-based organizations and companies in social innovation and entrepreneurship. An excerpt from the article:...

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Black Church Barrios: African American Churches Adapt to Latino Neighbors

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CRCC Director of Research Richard Flory and Executive Director of the Cecil Murray Center for Community Engagement Mark Whitlock have appeared in an article in Christianity Today discussing the effect of demographic changes on black churches in South Los Angeles....

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20th anniversary of LA riots puts Rev. Murray in media spotlight

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Rev. Dr. Cecil "Chip" Murray has appeared in national and local news stories regarding the 20th anniversary of the Los Angeles civil unrest. Twenty years ago this month, over a thousand fires burned in the heart of Los Angeles. The...

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The Los Angeles Riots 20 Years Later: An Interview with the Rev. Dr. Cecil 'Chip' Murray

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USC Dean of Religious Life Varun Soni interviewed Rev. Dr. Cecil "Chip" Murray for the Huffington Post about the 20th anniversary of the Los Angeles riots. During the 1992 civil unrest in Los Angeles, Murray became a household name as...

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Richard Flory talks about churchgoing on podcast

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Why go to church when a recent Barna Group survey found that most churchgoers barely remember any insight from the previous week’s service? CRCC Director of Research Richard Flory talked about that topic and more to the Research on Religion...

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Murray Center's partnership with USC small business office featured

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USC News recently featured the USC Small Business Diversity Office and its relationship to small businesses around the University Park, Health Sciences, Marina del Rey and Alhambra campuses. The article also highlighted the small business office's partnership with the Cecil...

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CNN features Oklahoma Sharia ban fight led by AMCLI fellow

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Muneer Awad, current American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute fellow, is making news for leading a local Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) group against an Oklahoma voter-approved measure barring state judges from considering Islamic and international law in their decisions. CNN...

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What Does the Demise of the Crystal Cathedral Mean For Our Megachurches?

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Zócalo Public Square is featuring CRCC Director of Research Richard Flory's op-ed on the Crystal Cathedral on its front page today. In the piece, Flory examines what the fall of Robert Schuller's Crystal Cathedral in Orange County means for other...

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African American church in L.A. seen facing new challenges

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Our Weekly featured CRCC's report "The Black Church Next: Challenges and Opportunities Facing African American Congregations in 21st Century Los Angeles," by Daniel Walker, CRCC research associate. The report details the struggle of the Black Church to stay vital, which...

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KPCC features Flory's comments on Crystal Cathederal's search for $50M 'miracle'

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Richard Flory, CRCC's director of Research, spoke to KPCC radio about the latest developments with the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, CA. The Crystal Cathedral’s board of directors have rejected serious bids from Orange County’s Catholic diocese, a real estate...

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