Engaging Clergy and Congregations

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Engaging Clergy and Congregations

Resources and case stories about how working relationships between local officials and clergy/ congregations can deepen and diversify public engagement and extend local agency outreach.

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A Local Official’s Guide to Working with Clergy and Congregations

This publication offers practical recommendations for making partnerships with clergy and congregations successful, while noting the necessary boundaries between public and religion sector institutions.

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Working Effectively with Local Clergy and Congregations

Working Effectively with Local Clergy and Congregations
League of California Cities 2010 Annual Conference

Clergy and congregations are often untapped resources. They can help local officials provide important information to residents, promote broader public engagement, support public safety, and other city programs.

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The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life

The Pew Forum seeks to provide a deeper understanding of how religion shapes the ideas and institutions of society in the U.S. and beyond.

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Peninsula Interfaith Action

An affiliate of the PICO national faith-based community organizing network, the Peninsula Interfaith Action works with diverse congregations and youth organizations to train community leaders.

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Peninsula Clergy Network

This regional clergy network on the San Francisco Peninsula promotes linkages among the region’s clergy and congregations and supports the increased interaction between religious and public leaders.

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Engaging Clergy and Congregations Case Stories

Learn how cities and counties are working effectively with local clergy and congregations in California.

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