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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 …

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 …

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 …

Alissa Wahid: A Legacy of Transformation in Indonesia

This article was originally published by the KAICIID Dialogue Centre, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality. Inheriting a father’s legacy is never easy — especially when that father …

Bishop Isaiah: The Bishop, the Art school and the Conflict Zone

This article was originally published on Eurasianet, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality.  In the village of Zemo Nikozi, reminders of the 2008 war are hard to hide. …

Creating Safe(r) Spaces for Mindfulness of Breath: Experiences of Race in American Mindfulness

CRCC’s Nalika Gajaweera presented her research on how people of color experience race in mindfulness communities that are predominantly white at the Buddhism and Breath Summit. The Buddhism and Breath Summit was …

The Intersection of Gender, Nationalism and Faith-based Giving in Sri Lanka

On September 9 2021, the Joint Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities (JLI) held a webinar where CRCC’s Nalika Gajaweera presented her paper on the Intersection of gender, nationalism, and faith-based giving …

Teachers Turn to Mindfulness After a Stressful Pandemic Year

This article was originally published in Religion News Service, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality.  The past school year was the most challenging in Jon Salunga’s teaching career. It was …

Sexual Abuse, Whiteness and Patriarchy in Buddhist Sanghas

North American Buddhist communities have been and continue to be sites of sexual violations and power abuses. “Sexual Abuse, Whiteness and Patriarchy” is the first in a series of conversations that brings …

Witness as Ministry: Serving God and Refugees in Beirut

Beirut, Lebanon has been wrecked by war and strife for many decades. More recently, there has been a flood of refugees from Syria and, in 2020, much of the city was leveled …

Why the Black Church Should Support Asian Lives Matter

The below post was originally published by The Christian Recorder and The LA Sentinel. The Rev. Mark Whitlock wrote it with Hyepin Im, CEO of FACE and an alum of the USC …

Modi silent on Muslim philanthropist’s offer of medical supplies for India

This article was originally published by Religion News Service, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality.  NEW DELHI (RNS) — Only 30 miles from the northern Indian city of Amritsar, oxygen …

LA Times: Why Are Christian Groups Allowed To Discriminate? Power and Privilege

The Los Angeles Times published the below letter to the editor from CRCC’s Richard Flory: To the editor: Op-ed article writers Rachel S. Mikva, Corey D.B. Walker and Reza Aslan are rightly …

Jean Bouchebel: Retired From World Vision, but Not From Serving God and Refugees

This article was originally published by Christianity Today, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality. When Jean Bouchebel retired at age 70, he was not ready to simply relax. …

Why a Complaint Collective in Buddhist Studies?

CRCC Fellow Ann Gleig discusses speaks as a part of a series called Step Forward, in which scholars of Buddhist Studies discuss the academic culture of the field, focusing primarily on histories …

#BuddhistCultureWars: Buddhabros, Alt-Right Dharma, and Snowflake Sanghas

This article appeared in the Journal of Global Buddhism Vol 22, No 1 (2021) and was co-authored by Ann Gleig and Brenna Artinger. Abstract While often associated with a liberal demographic, the …

Sitting in the Fire Together: People of Color Cultivating Radical Resilience in North American Insight Meditation

This article appeared in the Journal of Global Buddhism’s Special Issue on Buddhism and Resilience, Vol 22, No 1 (2021), co-edited by Nalika Gajaweera.  Abstract Drawing upon ethnographic research conducted in California …

Journal of Global Buddhism: Special Issue on Buddhism and Resilience

Nalika Gajaweera co-edited a special issue of the Journal of Global Buddhism on Buddhism and Resilience with Darcie DeAngelo. Below is an excerpt of their introduction along with a list of articles …