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Rachel Sumekh: The Young Jewish Woman Of Color Leading America’s Effort To End Hunger On College Campuses

This article was originally published in Religion Unplugged, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality.  I first met Rachel Sumekh in August 2019 on the ground floor of a glimmering high …

What is the AMCLI Coaching for Racial Justice program?

AMCLI Coaching for Racial Justice: Using Coaching Skills to Deepen Anti-Racism Work is a five-week training program for AMCLI Fellows.  

Caroline Yongue: A Buddhist Lay Minister Asks ‘What Is A Good Death?’

This radio documentary was produced by The Spiritual Edge, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality. Listen to it on The Spiritual Edge’s website. On a sunny October morning in …

Azza Karam: The Role Of Women In Faith And Diplomacy

This article was originally published in Religion Unplugged, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality.  LINDAU— Azza Karam was just about to step up to the podium at the Inselhalle in …

Sunita Viswanath: A New Kind of Allyship with Black Lives Matter

This article was originally published in The Juggernaut, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality.  When restaurant owner Ruhel Islam said “let my building burn” last month in Minneapolis, he instantly …

Sister Mary Scullion: Fighting to End Homelessness in Philadelphia

This article was originally published in Global Sisters Report, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality.  PHILADELPHIA — On a recent late summer afternoon, Mercy Sr. Mary Scullion found herself, as she …

Spiritual Protest: The Role of Faith in the Fight for Racial Justice

Hebah Farrag, assistant director of research at the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture, discusses the intersection of religion and Black Lives Matter. Panelists: Kim Jackson, entrepreneur, co-owner “We Be Grubbin” …

Critical Conversations: Public Transportation in a Pandemic

The USC Cecil Murray Center for Community Engagement presents Phillip A. Washington, CEO of Metro, in conversation with the Murray Center’s Najuma Smith-Pollard and Frank Jackson, Jr. Find out how Washington has …

COVID-19 Proves To Be a Test of Faith for Believers, Churches and Communities

This USC News article was built off of a source alert “Spirituality in a Pandemic: A Test of Faith for Believers and Organizations.” The source alert has additional perspective from Najuma Smith-Pollard …

Resources on Faith-Based Community Organizing

The following are resources about faith-based community organizing compiled by Interfaith Funders, a network grantmakers that was committed to social change and economic justice. Though the network is no longer in operation, …

Faith-Based Community Organizing: The State of the Field

A report of the findings of a national survey conducted by Interfaith Funders, Jericho, NY, January 2001 Co-authored by Mark R. Warren and Richard L. Wood Introduction Faith-Based Community Organizing (FBCO) strives …

Focus Minnesota: One State, Twin Cities, Multiple Perspectives – An Interfaith Funders’ Report

While there was national attention on Minnesota during the past electoral season, it wasn’t just the Republican National Convention hubbub or the post-Senate race vote counting that caught our attention. The more …

Renewing Congregations: The Contribution of Faith-Based Community Organizing

At St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in McAllen,Texas, Lupita Mendiola and fellow lay leaders have, with support from pastor Fr. Bart Flaat, grown a struggling congregation into a thriving church that …

Good for the Soul Good for the Whole: Faith-Based Community Organizing and the Renewal of Congregations

Hope in turbulent times We live in a time of enormous cultural change. No one knows this better than America’s faith communities. Many congregations today find themselves struggling with decreasing membership and …

Faith and Public Life: Faith-Based Community Organizing and the Development of Congregations

By Mary Ann Ford Flaherty and Richard L. Wood The Congregational Development Research Study (CDRS) examines the impact of faith-based community organizing on organizational development in its primary institutional sponsors—religious congregations. That …

Building Bridges, Building Power: Developments in Institution-Based Community Organizing

By Richard L. Wood (University of New Mexico), Brad Fulton (Duke University) and Kathryn Partridge (Interfaith Funders) Community organizing in America is alive and well and being vigorously practiced in the version …

PC Magazine: Quraishi on the Possibility of Productive Online Conversations

Are productive online conversations possible? According to Amanda Quraishi, founder and director of the Institute for Digital Civic Culture (IDCC), they’re not only possible, but crucial. PC Magazine interviewed Quraishi on designing …

The Brookings Institution: Loskota on Recommendations for the Next Administration

Brie Loskota was quoted in “A Time to Heal, A Time to Build,” a report from The Brookings Institution. The report offers recommendations how the executive branch should approach issues related to …

The Women Sustaining Sufism—and an Activist—in Tunisia

Priyadarshini Sen reported from Tunisia as part of CRCC’s Global Project on Engaged Spirituality. On a hilltop overlooking western Tunis, the whitewashed shrine of Syeda Manouba—a Sufi saint of the 13th century …

New App Equips Disaster Responders to Better Help Religious Americans

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and unprecedented hurricane and wildfire seasons, a new app will help first responders, disaster response professionals and voluntary organizations better serve America’s diverse religious communities …