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Religious and Cultural Literacy and Competency Resources

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These documents compliment the development of FEMA's efforts to improve religious and cultural literacy and competency in disasters. Some of the materials reference here were developed in partnership with the University of Southern California Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorist Events (CREATE), the University of Southern California Center for Religion and Civic Culture (CRCC) and the National Disaster Interfaith Network, with help and input from emergency managers in several jurisdictions, faith-based leaders, community leaders, and subject-matter experts in religious literacy and cultural competency. In addition, FEMA personnel assisted the development of the course by providing their relevant expertise responding to disasters. For more information visit www.fema.gov/faith-resources

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Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA Religious and Cultural Literacy and Competency Tip Sheet Engaging Roman Catholic Leaders

This tip sheet is part of the religious and cultural literacy and competency course. Some of the materials reference here were developed in partnership with the University of Southern California Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorist Events (CREATE), the University of Southern California Center for Religion and Civic Culture (CRCC) and the National Disaster Interfaith Network, with help and input from emergency managers in several jurisdictions, faith-based leaders, community leaders, and subject-matter experts in religious literacy and cultural competency. In addition, FEMA personnel assisted the development of the course by providing their relevant expertise responding to disasters.

0.31MJuly 3, 2018
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA Religious and Cultural Literacy and Competency Tip Sheet Engaging Sikh Leaders

This tip sheet is part of the religious and cultural literacy and competency course. Some of the materials reference here were developed in partnership with the University of Southern California Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorist Events (CREATE), the University of Southern California Center for Religion and Civic Culture (CRCC) and the National Disaster Interfaith Network, with help and input from emergency managers in several jurisdictions, faith-based leaders, community leaders, and subject-matter experts in religious literacy and cultural competency. In addition, FEMA personnel assisted the development of the course by providing their relevant expertise responding to disasters.

0.37MJuly 3, 2018
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA Religious and Cultural Literacy and Competency Tip Sheet Engaging Hindu Leaders

This tip sheet is part of the religious and cultural literacy and competency course. Some of the materials reference here were developed in partnership with the University of Southern California Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorist Events (CREATE), the University of Southern California Center for Religion and Civic Culture (CRCC) and the National Disaster Interfaith Network, with help and input from emergency managers in several jurisdictions, faith-based leaders, community leaders, and subject-matter experts in religious literacy and cultural competency. In addition, FEMA personnel assisted the development of the course by providing their relevant expertise responding to disasters.

0.41MJuly 3, 2018
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA Tip Sheet Religious and Cultural Literacy and Competency Resources and Tools

This tip sheet is part of the religious and cultural literacy and competency course. Some of the materials reference here were developed in partnership with the University of Southern California Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorist Events (CREATE), the University of Southern California Center for Religion and Civic Culture (CRCC) and the National Disaster Interfaith Network, with help and input from emergency managers in several jurisdictions, faith-based leaders, community leaders, and subject-matter experts in religious literacy and cultural competency. In addition, FEMA personnel assisted the development of the course by providing their relevant expertise responding to disasters.

1.02MJuly 3, 2018
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA Religious and Cultural Literacy and Competency Tip Sheet Engaging Jewish Leaders

This tip sheet is part of the religious and cultural literacy and competency course. Some of the materials reference here were developed in partnership with the University of Southern California Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorist Events (CREATE), the University of Southern California Center for Religion and Civic Culture (CRCC) and the National Disaster Interfaith Network, with help and input from emergency managers in several jurisdictions, faith-based leaders, community leaders, and subject-matter experts in religious literacy and cultural competency. In addition, FEMA personnel assisted the development of the course by providing their relevant expertise responding to disasters.

0.45MJuly 3, 2018
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA Religious and Cultural Literacy and Competency Tip Sheet Engaging Buddhist Leaders

This tip sheet is part of the religious and cultural literacy and competency in disasters course. Some of the materials reference here were developed in partnership with the University of Southern California Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorist Events (CREATE), the University of Southern California Center for Religion and Civic Culture (CRCC) and the National Disaster Interfaith Network, with help and input from emergency managers in several jurisdictions, faith-based leaders, community leaders, and subject-matter experts in religious literacy and cultural competency. In addition, FEMA personnel assisted the development of the course by providing their relevant expertise responding to disasters.

0.39MJuly 3, 2018
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA Religious and Cultural Literacy and Competency Tip Sheet Engaging Muslim Leaders

This tip sheet is part of the religious and cultural literacy and competency in disasters course. Some of the materials reference here were developed in partnership with the University of Southern California Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorist Events (CREATE), the University of Southern California Center for Religion and Civic Culture (CRCC) and the National Disaster Interfaith Network, with help and input from emergency managers in several jurisdictions, faith-based leaders, community leaders, and subject-matter experts in religious literacy and cultural competency. In addition, FEMA personnel assisted the development of the course by providing their relevant expertise responding to disasters.

0.31MJuly 3, 2018
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA Religious and Cultural Literacy and Competency Tip Sheet Engaging (Christian) Black Church Protestant Leaders

This tip sheet is part of the religious and cultural literacy and competency course. Some of the materials reference here were developed in partnership with the University of Southern California Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorist Events (CREATE), the University of Southern California Center for Religion and Civic Culture (CRCC) and the National Disaster Interfaith Network, with help and input from emergency managers in several jurisdictions, faith-based leaders, community leaders, and subject-matter experts in religious literacy and cultural competency. In addition, FEMA personnel assisted the development of the course by providing their relevant expertise responding to disasters. For more information visit www.fema.gov/faith-resources

0.36MJuly 3, 2018
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA Religious and Cultural Literacy and Competency Tip Sheet Engaging (Christian) Evangelical Leaders

This tip sheet is part of the religious and cultural literacy and competency in disasters course. Some of the materials reference here were developed in partnership with the University of Southern California Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorist Events (CREATE), the University of Southern California Center for Religion and Civic Culture (CRCC) and the National Disaster Interfaith Network, with help and input from emergency managers in several jurisdictions, faith-based leaders, community leaders, and subject-matter experts in religious literacy and cultural competency. In addition, FEMA personnel assisted the development of the course by providing their relevant expertise responding to disasters.

0.36MJuly 3, 2018
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA Religious and Cultural Literacy and Competency Tip Sheet Engaging (Christian) Protestant Leaders

This tip sheet is part of the religious and cultural literacy and competency in disasters course. Some of the materials reference here were developed in partnership with the University of Southern California Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorist Events (CREATE), the University of Southern California Center for Religion and Civic Culture (CRCC) and the National Disaster Interfaith Network, with help and input from emergency managers in several jurisdictions, faith-based leaders, community leaders, and subject-matter experts in religious literacy and cultural competency. In addition, FEMA personnel assisted the development of the course by providing their relevant expertise responding to disasters.

0.36MJuly 3, 2018
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA Religious and Cultural Literacy and Competency Tip Sheet Engaging (Christian) Orthodox Christian Leaders

This tip sheet is part of the religious and cultural literacy and competency in disasters course. Some of the materials reference here were developed in partnership with the University of Southern California Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorist Events (CREATE), the University of Southern California Center for Religion and Civic Culture (CRCC) and the National Disaster Interfaith Network, with help and input from emergency managers in several jurisdictions, faith-based leaders, community leaders, and subject-matter experts in religious literacy and cultural competency. In addition, FEMA personnel assisted the development of the course by providing their relevant expertise responding to disasters.

0.37MJuly 3, 2018
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA Religious and Cultural Literacy and Competency Tip Sheet Engaging (Christian) Latino Protestant Leaders

This tip sheet is part of the religious and cultural literacy and competency in disasters course. Some of the materials reference here were developed in partnership with the University of Southern California Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorist Events (CREATE), the University of Southern California Center for Religion and Civic Culture (CRCC) and the National Disaster Interfaith Network, with help and input from emergency managers in several jurisdictions, faith-based leaders, community leaders, and subject-matter experts in religious literacy and cultural competency. In addition, FEMA personnel assisted the development of the course by providing their relevant expertise responding to disasters.

0.36MJuly 3, 2018
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA Religious and Cultural Literacy and Competency Tip Sheet Engaging (Christian) LDS Mormon Leaders

This tip sheet is part of the religious and cultural literacy and competency in disasters course. Some of the materials reference here were developed in partnership with the University of Southern California Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorist Events (CREATE), the University of Southern California Center for Religion and Civic Culture (CRCC) and the National Disaster Interfaith Network, with help and input from emergency managers in several jurisdictions, faith-based leaders, community leaders, and subject-matter experts in religious literacy and cultural competency. In addition, FEMA personnel assisted the development of the course by providing their relevant expertise responding to disasters.

0.44MJuly 3, 2018
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA Lessons Learned Using a Religious Literacy Primer to Improve Engagement with Faith Communities

"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."

0.23M
Icon for file of type application/pdfFEMA Religious and Cultural Literacy and Competency Tip Sheet Creating an Engagement Plan

This tip sheet is part of the religious and cultural literacy and competency course. Some of the materials reference here were developed in partnership with the University of Southern California Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorist Events (CREATE), the University of Southern California Center for Religion and Civic Culture (CRCC) and the National Disaster Interfaith Network, with help and input from emergency managers in several jurisdictions, faith-based leaders, community leaders, and subject-matter experts in religious literacy and cultural competency. In addition, FEMA personnel assisted the development of the course by providing their relevant expertise responding to disasters. For more information visit www.fema.gov/faith-resources

0.50MJuly 3, 2018
Icon for file of type application/pdfFaith-Based Desk Study Final Report

This desk study provides a descriptive synthesis of the state of the research on the efforts of faith-based and community organizations (FBCOs) in emergency preparedness and response (EPR) efforts, RTI International was commissioned by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Center for Faith & Opportunity Initiatives, partnering with the DHS Science and Technology Directorate’s Human Factors/Behavioral Sciences Division, to conduct a targeted literature review. This review identified studies that provide a preliminary assessment of FBCO capacity and collaborative networks related to emergency management. Included are examples of a broad range of approaches to increase FBCO engagement and coordination identified in the research and policy literatures that may help guide future program development.

0.89MFebruary 28, 2010