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Ten Predictions for Religion in 2012

Donald Miller, Firestone Professor of Religion and executive director of the Center for Religion and Civic Culture, offers ten predictions for 2012 and the rest of the decade. 1. Religion will be …

Global Study: Growing Pentecostal Churches Have Social Mission

Voice of America featured the Pentecostal and Charismatic Research Initiative in an article and video about Pentecostalism being the fastest-growing form of Christianity. PCRI is coordinated by CRCC Executive Director Don Miller …

Religion and Youth

Religion and Youth Sylvia Collins-Mayo, Editor (Routledge: 2011)             What is the future of religion given the responses of young people? What impact do existing religious forms …

Pentecostalism’s Los Angeles Roots Go Global

USC Dornsife News wrote about the launching of the $6.9 million Pentecostal and Charismatic Research Initiative. And now, Donald Miller, executive director of the Center for Religion and Civic Culture within USC …

A Conversation About Pentecostalism with Donald Miller

Read The S Factor: A conversation about Pentecostalism with Donald E. Miller, an interview with CRCC’s executive director that was featured in the July/August issue of Books and Culture. How has your …

Buscan redimirse a través de la religion

La Opinion quoted Donald Miller, CRCC executive director, and Richard Flory, CRCC director of research, about immigrants being drawn to the Pentecostal faith. Miller was also quoted in two more La Opinion …

Singapore newspaper quotes Don Miller’s book

The Straits Times (Singapore) cited the book “Global Pentecostalism” by Donald Miller of the USC College and colleague Tetsunao Yamamori, who spent four years visiting churches in 20 countries. (available via subscription …

20th Century Mass Killings Remembered

In Voice of America News, Donald Miller, director of the USC Center for Religion & Civic Culture, discussed his interviews with Armenian and Rwandan survivors of genocide. “One thing is that forgiveness …

Future Challenges

The challenges facing the Los Angeles region in the coming years are immense, and we are just beginning to understand them. For example, the economy is slowly recovering from the recession of …

Faith groups in the civic sphere of Los Angeles

Currently, faith groups in Los Angeles exhibit five different, although sometimes overlapping, approaches to meeting the needs they see in the public sphere: 1) Charity in the form of volunteerism and service …

Hearings on Radicalization Ignore Religion’s Complexity

Congressman Peter King, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, will begin hearings on the radicalization of American Muslims on Thursday, March 10, 2011. Not only is this witch-hunt morally dubious, …

The role of the faith community

While the faith community is not equipped to solve the current economic crisis, to bring about immigration reform solely on its own, or to address all the problems associated with a large …

The social context of faith-based organizations in Los Angeles, 1995-2010

A variety of events and political developments since 1995 have served to motivate the faith community to become more active in a public way. Beginning with former President Clinton’s Charitable Choice/ welfare …

Successes, failures, and contributions of civic religion, 1992-1995

Immediately following the civil unrest of 1992, faith groups began to work toward creating a more unified city, with informal partnerships or covenant relationships being a prime expression of the desire to …

The religious and social ecology of Los Angeles

As the population of Los Angeles has grown, so have the many religious congregations and other faith- based nonprofits. Since 1990 the number of religious congregations has grown substantially, and since 1995, …

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Forging a New Moral and Political Agenda

Executive Summary In the nearly 20 years since the 1992 civil unrest, the Los Angeles faith community has significantly expanded its role in the public sphere. The social response to the Rodney …

Comerica Bank Provides Grant to USC Cecil Murray Center

From left to right: Mark Whitlock (executive director of the Murray Center), David White (executive vice president of Comerica Bank), Michael Quick (executive vice dean of USC College), Cecil Murray (CRCC senior …

Christians Supporting Community Organizing: A New Voice for Change Among Evangelical, Holiness, and Pentecostal Christians

Timothy Sato and Donald E. Miller report on the activities of Christians Supporting Community Organizing.   Download a PDF of the Report

Finding Faith: The Spiritual Quest of the Post-Boomer Generation

Finding Faith: The Spiritual Quest of the Post-Boomer Generation Richard Flory & Donald E. Miller (Rutgers University Press: 2008)             Despite the masses still lining up to …

Global Pentecostalism: The New Face of Christian Social Engagement

Global Pentecostalism: The New Face of Christian Social Engagement Donald E. Miller & Tetsunao Yamamori, Authors (University of California Press: 2007)           How and why is Christianity’s center …