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Six Principles for Engaging Faith Communities

Partnerships with community groups strengthens governmental response to critical social issue, from homelessness to disaster response. Public agencies often turn to faith leaders to support their initiatives, and yet doing so often …

Ten Tips for Government Engagement with Religious Communities

Religious organizations can be essential partners in creating positive change in their communities. Governmental agencies often work with faith leaders because they are influential and well-connected to the people they serve. Their …

Jean Gakwandi: Rwanda Ministry Brings Genocide Survivors Hope

This article was originally published in Christianity Today, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality.  It was raining ferociously, causing the women and orphans to move away from the …

Faith & Politics: Leadership in the Time of COVID-19

The USC Cecil Murray Center for Community Engagement’s hosts a conversation with two of its alumni about how they are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Featuring: Dr. Michael Fisher, Greater Zion Church …

Dr. Mohammed Elgazzar: Saving Lives Across the Battle Lines

This article was originally published in Religion Unplugged, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality.  ALEXANDRIA, Egypt — the city of learned philosophers and a once-great library, named after …

The Moroccan School Training Women Imams To Combat Extremism

This article was originally published in Religion Unplugged, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality. It supplements Priyadarshini Sen’s profile of Ahmed Toufiq.  RABAT, Morocco — Wearing an embroidered …

Imam Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye: From Enemies to Friends Building Peace

This article was originally published in Ripples Nigeria, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality.  Of its 60 years of existence as an independent state, Africa’s most populous country, …

USC Institute of Armenian Studies: Unpacking Armenian Studies with Dr. Donald Miller

CRCC’s Donald E. Miller appeared on New Roads, a podcast by the Institute for Armenian Studies at USC. He talks about the oral histories of Rwandan and Armenian genocide survivors, as well …

Show Up With Impact: How To Have Presence in Online Meetings

One of AMCLI’s core leadership principles is that your presence matters. Given the current situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, in which many are working from home as part of social distancing, remote …

COVID-19 Resources for Faith Communities with Joshua Dubois

Joshua DuBois of Values Partnerships, former faith adviser of Barack Obama, shares what faith leaders need to know about accessing government resources to help their organizations with the economic impact of the …

Imam Ashafa and Pastor James Wuye: Bringing Peace to Warring Nigerian Communities

This article was originally published in Premium Times, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality.  For the greater part of May 2, 2004, 40-year-old Amina Abubakar endured nine-month-old pregnancy …

Religious Leadership in the Face of COVID-19: A Multifaith Discussion

In this multifaith discussion, Los Angeles-area religious leaders discuss the challenges—personal and professional—of guiding a community through pandemic. What do the religious spring holidays tell us about this moment? What is the …

VOA News: Rwandan, Armenian Genocides Remembered in April

April 7 marks the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide. To mark the day, Voice of America featured Donald and Lorna Miller’s new book, Becoming Human Again: An …

Jacques Mourad: The Syrian Catholic Priest Who Stayed

This article was originally published as the cover story of the March 2, 2020 issue of America Magazine, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality.  It became clear that …

Ismael “Melo” Moreno: A Voice of Opposition in Honduras

This radio documentary was produced by KALW’s The Spiritual Edge, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality. Listen to it on The Spiritual Edge website. Father Ismael Moreno Coto …

Dean Issacharoff: A Former Israeli Soldier Questions His Country and Faith

This radio documentary was produced by KALW’s The Spiritual Edge, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality. Listen to it on The Spiritual Edge website.   Dean Issacharoff wears …

Ahmed Toufiq: The Quiet Sufi Behinds Morocco’s Islamic Affairs

This article was originally published in Religion Unplugged, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality.  In the cavernous dining room of an artist-friend, Ahmed Toufiq quickly eats a fresh …

Can Religion Help Survivors Regain Their Humanity? A Reflection on the Rwandan Genocide

The following article originally appear in Tui Motu InterIslands Magazine, a New Zealand publication. One of the first survivors that I interviewed in Rwanda after the 1994 genocide told me that his …

Fachruddin Mangunjaya: Fusing Faith, Education and Environmentalism

This article was originally published in Global Landscapes Forum, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality.  When Fachruddin Mangunjaya was researching his master’s dissertation in 2006 on attitudes toward …

Church in the Wake of COVID-19: Helpful Info & Tips for Congregations

In the wake of COVID-19, the USC Cecil Murray Center for Community Engagement has compiled an infographic with helpful facts and tips for congregations with information from the Center for Disease Control …