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Healing Heartwork Toolkit: Exploring Loss

Deepening our understanding of Islamic tools for healing, self-care and community care In response to the emerging needs of its fellows, AMCLI launched a series of Healing Heartwork Toolkits to provide Islamic …

Munther Isaac: What Would Jesus Do at an Israeli Military Checkpoint?

This article was originally published by Religion Unplugged, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality. BETHLEHEM— In the Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church in Bethlehem, a stained glass window depicting …

Why Activism Thrives in L.A.’s Black Churches

This article was originally published by Trojan Family Magazine. by Eric Lindberg; Photos by Gus Ruelas Many members of the Rev. Najuma Smith-Pollard’s church near downtown Los Angeles struggled for food during the …

LA Times: Nalika Gajaweera on How Buddhists Are Responding to Anti-Asian Violence

The March 16, 2021 killing of six women of Asian descent and two others brought Asian Buddhists together across lineages and communities to confront anti-Asian hate. A year later, the LA Times …

Student Reflection: Researching Healing Justice with Dignity and Power Now

By Addison Baker Addison Baker is an undergraduate student at The University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington. Addison spent time researching the Black Lives Matter movement, along with healing modalities and …

Construya su Riqueza – Guía de Recursos

¿Cuáles son sus metas de vida? El Centro de Participación Comunitaria Cecil Murray de USC realiza talleres para ayudarlo a construir su riqueza. Asista a un taller y encuentre la motivación, la …

Taizé: A Musical Monastic Community, Formed in Response to a Global Crisis, Faces New Ones

This article was originally published by America Magazine, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality. “Iedere nacht verlang ik naar u, o God” (My spirit yearns for you in the …

Banking Options

This resource guide includes links discussed during the USC Cecil Murray Center’s workshops on building wealth. Black-owned Banks in Los Angeles One United One United offers checking and savings accounts, credit cards, and …

Finances for Seniors: Retirement, Estate Planning and Elder Fraud

This resource guide includes links discussed during the USC Cecil Murray Center’s workshops on building wealth. Personal Finance Empowered CIT/OneWest Bank’s Personal Finance Empowered website provides information on retirement planning, and preventing elder fraud, in …

Ethnographic Journalism on Engaged Spirituality: Reflections and Lessons Learned

As part of the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture’s project on Engaged Spirituality, I have been able to work on four in-depth profiles of “spiritual exemplars,” people who work to …

ABC7: Najuma Smith-Pollard on Black History Month

CRCC’s Rev. Dr. Najuma Smith-Pollard was interviewed on ABC7 News about Black History Month. “It’s about having the mindset of we and us, not just me and myself alone,” Smith-Pollard said. “Black …

For Covering and Joy: A Prayer for Black History Month

Najuma Smith-Pollard helped University of Southern California kick off Black History Month with a prayer for the university-wide event, “Black Joy: Embracing Health and Vitality.” Watch the prayer or read the full …

Community Storytelling for Policy Change: 30th anniversary of LA Civil Unrest

In times of turmoil, storytelling can be a catalyst for policy change as well as a symbol for healing and resistance. As we recognize the 30th anniversary of the Los Angeles Uprising, …

Carmen Santiago Alonso: In Oaxaca, Indigenous Farmers Mourn Catholic Activist

This article was originally published by Religion News Service, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality. OAXACA, Mexico (RNS) — At Carmen Santiago Alonso’s funeral on Feb. 7, the …

Mônica Francisco: Two women of opposing faiths unite to protect sacred Candomblé space

This story was originally published by Christian Science Monitor, with the support of CRCC’s global project on engaged spirituality. Mônica Francisco and Mãe Seci Caxi do not see eye to eye about God. Ms. Francisco, …

Wealth-Building Resources for Faith Communities & Leaders

This resource guide includes links discussed during the USC Cecil Murray Center’s workshops on building wealth. The Murray Center works with faith leaders and communities to bring them essential knowledge on financial literacy. …

Wealth-Building Resources in Los Angeles

This resource guide includes links discussed during the USC Cecil Murray Center’s workshops on building wealth. Personal Finance Empowered CIT/OneWest Bank’s Personal Finance Empowered website provides information on money basics, such as savings …

Entrepreneurship: Resources for Small Business Development

This resource guide includes links discussed during the USC Cecil Murray Center’s workshops on building wealth. Personal Finance Empowered CIT/OneWest Bank’s Personal Finance Empowered website provides information on for small business owners, including …

Investments: Saving for College, Retirement and More

This resource guide includes links discussed during the USC Cecil Murray Center’s workshops on building wealth. Personal Finance Empowered CIT/OneWest Bank’s Personal Finance Empowered website provides information on savings and investing, planning and …

Homeownership & Rental Resources

This resource guide includes links discussed during the USC Cecil Murray Center’s workshops on building wealth. Join us for our next workshop: Construya su Riqueza: Un almuerzo y aprendizaje virtual The presentation will …