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L.A. Times: Muslims Express Concern Ahead of Trump Inaugeration

American Muslims fear Donald Trump’s presidency may bring hostility and legislation targeted against them, the Los Angeles Times reported. CRCC’s Brie Loskota provided context for the article, saying that concerns about hate …

CSM: Why Jews Are Coming to the Defense of Mosques in America

In the face of a hostile climate to religious minorities, American Jews and Muslims are increasingly finding ways to collaborate and support each other, Christian Science Monitor reported. CRCC Executive Brie Loskota …

What it Means to be a Fearless Ally

This post is Brie Loskota’s acceptance speech for the El-Hibri Foundation’s “Fearless Ally” Award and was published by The Aspen Institute. I was born in the Philippines, I was raised as a …

How are Religious Congregations Talking About the Election in 2016?

Each election season brings questions about the role of religion in politics and the separation of church and state. In 2016, the presidential campaign also has introduced questions about the importance of …

Civic Engagement: A Call for More Than Just Every Four Years

This article originally appeared in The Ismaili USA. Every four years the citizenry of the United States engages the political process through national elections. The election cycle seems to lengthen with each …

L.A. Daily News: As Ramadan Ends, Local Muslims Reflect on how Violence Hung over a Holy Month of Peace

CRCC’s Executive Director Brie Loskota was quoted in an article about the end of Ramadan in The Los Angeles Daily News. The article marks the somber reflections of the Muslim American community …

KPCC Take Two: Raising Children in a Time of Religious Change

KPCC’s Take Two took on the question of how parents can introduce their kids to religion and spirituality. CRCC Executive Director Brie Loskota offered her expertise in both religion and parenting for …

KPCC Take Two: Brie Loskota on Making Sense of Tragedy

With vigils being held throughout the country after the massacre at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, KPCC asked Brie Loskota to address the urge to come together after national tragedies. Here are a …

Tips Sheets on Engaging Faith Communities in Disasters

People of faith, congregations and faith-based organization provide essential relief and recovery functions after disasters. It is essential for government personnel and institutions, therefore, to understand the potential contributions and unique needs …

KPCC Take Two: What ‘Religious Liberty’ Means in Politics Today

CRCC Executive Director Brie Loskota unpacked the meaning of “religious liberty” in the light of laws opposing LGBT rights on KPCC’s Take Two. #Religion being persecuted by state is foundational idea, from …

What’s the Role of Prayer After Mass Shootings?

A mass shooting in San Bernardino, California has sparked a debate about the appropriateness of prayer after such incidents. CRCC Managing Director Brie Loskota commented on the debate on KPCC’s Take Two. …

Lessons from Hurricane Katrina: How Faith Communities Can Save Lives

One year before Hurricane Katrina, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Louisiana’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness conducted a tabletop exercise that simulated a Category 3 hurricane hitting and …

Do Government Regulations Get in the Way of Doing Good After a Disaster?

This post was originally published by Zócalo Public Square. Any time now, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is going to announce whom he has hired to be the city’s chief resilience officer, the …

Voice of America: Women’s Mosque Fits Within a Larger Context

CRCC Managing Director Brie Loskota explained the context out of which the women’s mosque emerged for a story produced by Voice of America. Watch the story here: Here’s what Loskota said: “The …

International Business Times: Millennials Embrace Lent As New Social Media Trend

Why aren’t Millennials engaged in religion? And if young people are breaking away from religion, why do they embrace Lenten practices? CRCC responded to these two queries in articles timed for Holy …

Muslim Women Create A Mosque of Their Own in Los Angeles

This post originally appeared on Religion Dispatches. The day before the inaugural jumma, Friday congregational prayer, at the Women’s Mosque of America, M. Hasna Maznavi, who serves as the project’s President, was …

Foreign Policy: The United States Will Never Win the Propaganda War Against the Islamic State

CRCC’s Executive Director Brie Loskota advised Manal Omar on her piece on countering the Islamic State in Foreign Policy. In the article, Omar refers to Loskota’s interview with terrorist attack survivor, Ndugwa Hassan. …

Mile of Miracles: A Microcosm of L.A.’s Religious Diversity

(Photo by Candice Montgomery from Flickr Commons.) The processes of spiritual seeking, discovering and creating are constantly shaping and reshaping the religious landscape of Los Angeles. Far from being a godless metropolis, …

The Interfaith Observer: Generations of Religious Leadership Sit Down Together

The Interfaith Observer wrote about the beginning of the Future 50, a collaboration between Interreligious Council of Southern California (IRC) and the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture. The initiative came …

Want to Build a More Resilient City? Bring Faith to the Table

Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti recently announced his commitment to hire a Chief Resilience Officer, who will be tasked with increasing the city’s ability to recover from man-made and natural disasters. This …