Building the capacity of American Muslim leaders to participate in the public square
Promoting economic development and civic engagement in low-income communities
The USC Center for Islamic Thought, Culture and Practice (CITCAP) promotes scholarly research and community engagement on the relationship between Islam, Muslims and contemporary society, East and West. It brings the intellectual tradition of Islam, the evolving realities of modern...
Promoting dialogue and creating resources for scholarship on Judaism and Islam
Identifying the resources and capacities of California congregations for mobilization in man-made and natural disasters
The Future50 project works to identify the rising generation of leaders (aged 24-35) motivated by faith and committed to religious pluralism, in the greater Los Angeles area.
Working to advance religion-related scholarship by USC faculty and graduate students.
Tracing the largest social movement of the 19th century through photographs around the globe
The issue of religious exemptions—claims by religious objectors that they have a right to be exempt from laws that offend their religious beliefs—is exploding. With the example of the controversy over the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act uppermost...
The Religious Competition and Creative Innovation project (RCCI) explores the proposition that competition between religious groups stimulates creative innovation, contributing to religious change and development. RCCI will be developed and primarily focused on Southern California, while developing a comparison with Seoul, South Korea
Encouraging faith-based organizations to reach hard-to-count populations for the 2010 Census
Examining the legacy and impact of post-1992 riots community organizing among faith-groups in Los Angeles
Analyzing the development and impact of Neo-Confucian education in China.
Employing photography and oral history to examine the role of community in “Slab City” near the Salton Sea
Creating a resource to document the history and evolution of Gospel Music
Providing an interdisciplinary forum for ideas on the economic evolution and performance of civilizations.
Recognizing, preserving and protecting cultural heritage in conflict zones
Bridging the divide between Black and Latino religious leaders to reduce gang-violence in South Los Angeles.
Studying the efforts of synagogue-based organizing in Los Angeles related to the genocide in Darfur
Examining organizational and personal motivations, experiences and transformations in Urban social ministries
Restoring the legacy of the African-American church in civic engagement
Providing scholarly resources for the study of Pentecostal and charismatic Christianity around the world
Developing curricula at USC related to religion & politics
Documenting the human effects of the genocide in Rwanda and non-governmental organizations work to provide healing and support for survivors
Understanding the transmissions of religion across four generations of families
Building partnerships between non-governmental organizations and universities in Kenya to address social problems in local communities
Tracing indigenous Vietnamese religions as they establish themselves in the United States