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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 …

AMCLI’s Origins

What needs were you seeking to address with AMCLI? Brie: Nadia and I met through a project at the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture about congregations that were successfully connecting …

The Spiritual Edge Sweeps Religion News Association Radio Awards

The Spiritual Edge swept the Religion News Association’s 2021 radio award, with audio documentaries from its Sacred Steps series placing first, second and third. Sacred Steps, a series of profiles of people …

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 …

Mehool Sanghrajka: A Jain Tech Innovator Combines A Religious And Worldly Perspective In Education

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 …

John Hope Bryant: Building Wealth in Communities of Color

The USC Cecil Murray Center for Community Engagement hosted John Hope Bryant of Operation HOPE for a Critical Conversation on building wealth in communities of color. John Hope Bryant leads Operation HOPE, …

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 …

Noe Kasali: A Mental Health Counselor In The Democratic Republic Of The Congo Creates New Rituals For Grief

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 …

Understanding Religious Literacy Content Creators and Providers in Education, Journalism, and New Media

The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations (AVDF) commissioned the Aspen Institute Inclusive America Project (IAP) to conduct a review of content providers and creators of religious literacy materials in the categories of new …

Soni Sori: An Indigenous Activist Fights in Memory of the Children She Couldn’t Save

This article was originally published in Religion News, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality.  DELHI, India (RNS) — When the students fled her village school in 2011 to join Maoist rebels …

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 …

5 Ways for Faith Communities To Support COVID-19 Vaccine Access Locally and Globally

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues with the Delta variant sweeping across the globe, the need for a timely and coordinated vaccine response is urgent. Faith communities and their leaders are an important …

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 …