- CRCC in the NewsThe Hill: Richard Flory on the Religious Right’s Criticism of Trump’s Immigration PoliciesThe controversy over child separation at the southern border is forcing many conservative Christian leaders to be more critical of Donald Trump than they have in the past. Though some believe this …Topics: Christians and Christianity, Community Dynamics, Government and Religion, Immigration, International Affairs and Policy, Political Attitudes and Values, Religious Affiliation, Religious Leadership
- CRCC in the NewsForward: Richard Flory on The Jerusalem Embassy CeremonyWhile the opening of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem is a political victory for Trump, it is a religious victory for evangelicals. Trump appealed to this group of evangelicals—a group who …Topics: Catholics and Catholicism, Christians and Christianity, Evangelicals and Evangelicalism, Government and Religion, International Affairs and Policy, Megachurches, Political Attitudes and Values, Voting and Elections
- CommentaryPreacher, Save Yourself – America’s Gun Massacres Erode Its CredibilityThe following opinion piece is by Wanjiru M. Gitau, a visiting scholar at CRCC originally from Kenya. The frequency of mass shootings in the U.S. exacts a toll that reaches far beyond …Topics: International Affairs and Policy, Violence
- CRCC in the NewsHaaretz: Young Evangelicals Less Supportive of IsraelYoung evangelical Americans are increasingly diverging from their elders’ support for Israel, Haaretz reported about a new survey. Richard Flory, CRCC’s director of research and evaluation, explained in the article that the generational …Topics: Christians and Christianity, Evangelicals and Evangelicalism, International Affairs and Policy, Middle East and North Africa, Political Attitudes and Values
- CommentaryToday’s Mass Killings Shouldn’t Distort Our Assessment of Everyday RiskThis post originally appeared on Zócolo Public Square. In the midst of the Second Intifada, in summer 2001, I was living in the dorms at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Normally bustling streets …Topics: Disaster Response, International Affairs and Policy, Media, Violence
- CommentaryTrue Colors: Lessons from a Post-Authoritarian StateThis article originally appeared on The German Marshall Fund of the United States website, from Brie Loskota’s experience with The Marshall Memorial Fellowship (MMF). I have always pictured Central and Eastern Europe in black …Topics: Europe, Government and Religion, International Affairs and Policy, Political Attitudes and Values
- CommentaryCatholic Sisters in Africa: Strong, Vital and Taking on Global ChallengesThis post was adapted from our report on the Conrad N. Hilton’s Catholic Sisters Initiative. Catholic sisters have been present in Africa since the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny landed on …Topics: Catholics and Catholicism, Christians and Christianity, Economic Inequality, Gender, Government and Religion, International Affairs and Policy, Nuns and Women Religious, Religious Leadership, Sub-Saharan Africa
- VideoThe Emerging Global Sisterhood – Sr. Rosemarie Nassif on Catholic Sisters, Pope Francis & the UN SDGs
- CommentaryHope and Fear in an Election Year: Lessons in Democracy from Egyptian BloggersOn the night of Barack Obama’s election in 2008, I stood outside a dormitory at the University of Texas at Austin, debating two Egyptian bloggers about Obama’s win. About two months ago, …Topics: International Affairs and Policy, Middle East and North Africa, Muslims and Islam, Political Attitudes and Values
- Commentary101 Years After the Armenian Genocide: Pass These 3 Lessons on to your ChildrenDonald Miller gave this speech at the Armenian Genocide Martyrs Monument in Montebello, CA on April 23. As we look back on the Armenian genocide from the perspective of 101 years, it is useful to …Topics: Genocide, International Affairs and Policy, Race and Culture, Violence
- CommentarySyria’s Children Are Our ChildrenA couple weeks before the picture went viral, I stood on the very shores where three-year-old Aylan Kurdi’s body was found. I was in Turkey for a wedding and spent four days …Topics: International Affairs and Policy, Middle East and North Africa, Muslims and Islam, Violence
- CommentaryHow a Pentecostal Law Professor Has Helped Reshape Nigerian PoliticsThis post also appeared on The Washington Post Acts of Faith blog. I met Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s vice president-elect, two years ago, during the annual convening of the mammoth Holy Ghost Congress …Topics: Creativity and Innovation, Economic Inequality, Government and Religion, International Affairs and Policy, Pentecostals and Pentecostalism, Religious Extremism, Sub-Saharan Africa, Violence, Voting and Elections
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- Hebah FarragAssistant Director of ResearchHebah Farrag manages the center’s research and evaluation projects while engaging in research focused on religion, social change and new spiritualties.
- Nalika GajaweeraResearch AssociateNalika Gajaweera is a cultural anthropologist specialized in Buddhism, transnationalism and ethics, with an area expertise in South Asia.
- Andrew JohnsonContributing FellowAndrew Johnson is a sociologist who studies religion on the margins of society, with specific interests in religious practice inside of prison, Latin American Pentecostalism and religion in the city.
- Brie LoskotaExecutive DirectorBrie Loskota researches how religions change and make change in the world, and works to build the capacity of religious communities around the globe.
- Tarra McNallyAssistant Director of EvaluationTarra McNally is an anthropologist specializing in evaluation and global health.
- Donald E. MillerDirector of Strategic InitiativesDonald Miller focuses on global religious trends, genocides of the 20th century, and the role of religious NGOs in addressing issues of moral concern.
- Jon MillerSenior Research AssociateJon Miller is a comparative sociologist and director of the international mission photography archive.
- Rhonda RoumaniContributing FellowRhonda Roumani is a freelance journalist who writes about both the Middle East and Islam in the Muslim world and in the United States.
- Nick StreetSenior WriterNick Street is a journalist covering religious change and innovation, Buddhism, Pentecostalism and LGBT issues.
- Tetsunao YamamoriContributing FellowTetsunao Yamamori is a sociologist with expertise in global Pentecostalism.