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Sister Dianna Ortiz: A Tribute to a Survivor of Torture Who Became a Voice for Victims

This radio documentary was originally published by KALW’s The Spiritual Edge, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality. Listen to it at KALW.org. To hear this and other profiles, subscribe …

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Engaged Spirituality at COP26 – UN Climate Talks

CRCC has been collecting the stories of 100 “spiritual exemplars,” people inspired by their faith to work on some of the world’s most intractable issues since 2019. What we did not expect …

Rev. Gary Mason: Faith on the Peace Lines of Northern Ireland

This article was originally published by Religion Unplugged. Amid the bombings and murders of Northern Ireland’s decades-long conflicted called the Troubles, Rev. Gary Mason would go to the bars that he had …

Rosalina Tuyuc Velasquez: Calling on Ancient Maya Wisdom to Heal Guatemalan Widows

This radio documentary was originally published by KALW’s The Spiritual Edge, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality. Listen to it at KALW.org. To hear this and other profiles, subscribe …

Celebrate AMCLI Videos – Founders and Fellows

The USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture celebrates 15 years since AMCLI began as a seed of an idea. The American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute builds the capacity of emerging Muslim …

Hate Crimes & Civil Rights: A Critical Conversation with the FBI & US Attorney’s Office

In response to the rise of hate crimes nationally, the USC Cecil Murray Center for Community Engagement invited faith leaders and community activists to join a critical conversation with the FBI and …

Gratitude

“One unique element of AMCLI is expressing gratitude for everybody–not just the trainers, but to the group itself. Everybody who participates has a role in building the experience for each other. We’re …

Signature Practices

What are some of the unique ways that AMCLI approaches leadership development?   Nadia:  One practice I think is really cool is AMCLI’s practice of not having people introduce themselves with their organizational …

Religion

What did it mean to you for AMCLI to be a “Muslim” leadership program? Brie: AMCLI is an educational program in the context of a non-sectarian university. It is not a religious …

Difficult Conversations

American Muslims are not one unified community. How did AMCLI deal with diverging perspectives and expectations among participants? Nadia: I would say the moments that were scariest to me were when something …

Fears and Allies

How was AMCLI affected by Islamophobia in the post-9/11 environment? Nadia: After we started to build the program, when we sought funding, a lot of national foundations and institutions weren’t funding mainstream …

AMCLI Through the Years – Founders’ Reflection

The American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute (AMCLI) emerged out of a research project and a convening of civic leaders in 2006. Fifteen years after its inception, the USC Center for Religion and …

AMCLI’s Origins

What needs were you seeking to address with AMCLI? Brie: Nadia and I met through a project at the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture about congregations that were successfully connecting …

The Spiritual Edge Sweeps Religion News Association Radio Awards

The Spiritual Edge swept the Religion News Association’s 2021 radio award, with audio documentaries from its Sacred Steps series placing first, second and third. Sacred Steps, a series of profiles of people …

Michelle Clifton-Soderstrom: An Evangelical Professor And Her Students Inside A Maximum Security Prison

This radio documentary was originally produced by KALW’s The Spiritual Edge, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality.  To hear this and other profiles, subscribe to The Spiritual Edge podcast in …

Mehool Sanghrajka: A Jain Tech Innovator Combines A Religious And Worldly Perspective In Education

This radio documentary was originally produced by KALW’s The Spiritual Edge, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality.  To hear this and other profiles, subscribe to The Spiritual Edge podcast in …

Brother Chân Pháp Dung: Where the Search for Simplicity Leads

This article was originally published in Yes Magazine, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality.  Before entering monastic life, Brother Chân Pháp Dung gave away his worldly possessions. The last step …

Russell Jeung: He Started A Movement to #StopAAPIHate

This radio documentary was originally produced by KALW’s The Spiritual Edge, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality.  To hear this and other profiles, subscribe to The Spiritual Edge podcast …

Honolulu Civil Beat: Flory on Evangelical Pastors’ Influence on Vaccine Uptake

Some pastors in Hawaii are discouraging their members from getting the COVID-19 vaccine, Honolulu Civil Beat reports. The article quotes CRCC’s Richard Flory about the perception of vaccines within evangelical Christianity. According …

John Hope Bryant: Building Wealth in Communities of Color

The USC Cecil Murray Center for Community Engagement hosted John Hope Bryant of Operation HOPE for a Critical Conversation on building wealth in communities of color. John Hope Bryant leads Operation HOPE, …