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Thursday, March 16 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Engaged Spirituality: Inspiration and Resilience, sponsored by the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture

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How do humanitarians work on intractable issues in the face of despair? People seeking to advance human development often find inspiration and sustenance in their religious traditions or spiritual practices. Over the past 4 years, journalists and researchers have produced more than 100 stories of spiritually engaged humanitarians through a joint journalism/academic project at the Center for Religion and Civic Culture (CRCC) at the University of Southern California. 

Over the course of RNA’s pre-programming, researchers and journalists will share what they have learned as part of “Spiritual Exemplars: A Global Project on Engaged Spirituality.” 

CRCC will introduce the project over lunch, with a video that will allow you to hear from some of the exemplars’ themselves. Next, CRCC’s research team will explore who are “spiritual exemplars” and how engaged spirituality inspires and sustains their work. Then, journalists that were part of the project will share lessons for the practice of journalism. 

“Spiritual Exemplars: A Global Project on Engaged Spirituality” was funded by the John Templeton Foundation and Templeton Religion Trust. 

Thursday March 16, 2023 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
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