LLIS Innovative Practice: Community Resilience: Using a Religious Literacy Primer to Improve Engagement with Faith Communities [open pdf - 239KB]
"In 2014, the National Disaster Interfaiths Network (NDIN) and the University of Southern California Dornsife Center for Religion and Civic Culture (USC-CRCC) released 'Working with U.S. Faith Communities During Crises, Disasters, and Public Health Emergencies: A Field Guide for Engagement, Partnerships, and Religious Competency (the Field Guide) and the Religious Literacy Primer for Crises, Disasters, and Public Health Emergencies' (the Primer). The Field Guide provides best practices and guidance for government leaders and emergency managers on approaching and partnering with faith communities as part of emergency response and preparedness activities. The Primer provides information on 24 faith traditions in the United States, and emergency managers can use it as a guide to better partner with and serve faith communities."