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National Prayer Breakfast Was a Moment for Leaders to Show Humility – Trump Changed It

This article originally appeared on The Conversation. A heaping plate of partisan politics, sprinkled with religious faith, topped the menu at the 68th National Prayer Breakfast. On the morning of Feb. 6, …

The Roaring 20s: Religion Trends to Watch in 2020 and the Next Decade 

The 1920s was a decade of change, and we see the 2020s as reminiscent of the cultural flux of that period. When people think of the 1920s, many imagine a golden era …

Anton Treuer: The Ojibwe Language Warrior

This article was originally published in Al Jazeera, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality.  Anton Treuer grew up in the Deep North. Just as the Deep South is …

Washington Post & RNS: Flory on Pentecostal Church’s Attempt to Resurrect a Child

Hundreds of congregants attempted to resurrect a 2-year-old girl with song and dance at Bethel Church in Redding, California. The Washington Post and Religious News Service interviewed Richard Flory on Pentecostal beliefs …

Badr Baabou: LGBTQ Activist in Tunisia

This article was originally published in Religion News Service, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality.  Every month, 39-year-old Badr Baabou visits the whitewashed Sufi shrine of Aisha Al-Manoubya …

Uncharted Pilgrimages: Mapping Contemporary Spiritual Journeys

Community Transformation: Outlining a Process for Change

Introduction: Innovation Labs for Congregational Vitality and Community Change Imagine if a church held a gala to raise money for programs to help improve the lives of its neighbors, and everyone in …

Beyond Influencer Marketing: How to Exercise Real Leadership Online

There are some things you will have no trouble finding on today’s internet: more fascinating content than you can ever hope to consume; oceans of strong opinions; products you never knew you …

Edmund Kaszibuloh Koroma: An Encounter with Sierra Leonean Who Saved 87 Child Soldiers

This article was originally published in Premium Times, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality. Edmund Kaszibuloh Koroma, a Sierra Leonean who took the risk of leading 87 former …

Community Transformation: Outlining a Process for Change

Introduction: Innovation Labs for Congregational Vitality and Community Change Imagine if a church held a gala to raise money for programs to help improve the lives of its neighbors, and everyone in …

How to Start a Wealth-Building Ministry at Your Church

In disadvantaged communities, economic instability makes it difficult for many to access important financial knowledge. Without this information, people cannot lift themselves up and grow their wealth. And if the people are …

Dean Issacharoff: A Turncoat in the Israeli Defense Forces

This podcast was produced in Snap Judgment, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality. When Dean Issacharoff was a commander in the Israeli Defense Forces, he patrolled the Palestinian …

Makvala Margoshvili: Preserving Culture in Georgia’s Pankisi Valley

This article was originally published in Mashallah News, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality.  “We become a reflection of God, and ask to deserve paradise after death.”  Mohamad …

Edmund Kaszibuloh Koroma: The Savior of Sierra Leone’s Child Soldiers

This article was originally published in TRTWorld, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality.  It is an old story, 19 years old in fact. In 2000, on May 26, …

Murray Center Impact Summit 2019: Learn. Connect. Grow.

The USC Cecil Murray Center for Community Engagement is looking forward to a spectacular summit with you and a few special guests. The goal of our Impact Summit is three-fold:  Learn. Connect. …

Celebrating Rev. Cecil Murray, His 90 Years of Life and the Love That He Has Shown Us All

Below are the remarks CRCC Executive Director Brie Loskota gave at Rev. Cecil L. Murray‘s 90th birthday celebration. The first time I met Rev. Murray was just after it was announced that …

Save the Date: Monitoring & Evaluation Webinar

The USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture will host a webinar on Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) for grantees of the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s Catholic Sisters Initiative. This webinar will be …

Indicators for Catholic Sisters Initiative Strategy 2018-2022

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s 2018-2022 strategy for the Catholic Sisters Initiative supports Catholic sisters to become recognized as global leaders in sustainable human development. The USC Center for Religion and Civic …

Monitoring and Evaluation Definitions

Below are definitions of key terms used in Monitoring and Evaluation, along with examples relevant to the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s Catholic Sisters Initiative 2018-2022 strategy.  You can also download a document …

Catholic Sisters Initiative Strategy 2018-2022

The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation’s 2018-2022 strategy for the Catholic Sisters Initiative supports Catholic sisters to become recognized as global leaders in sustainable human development. The USC Center for Religion and Civic …