Religious Pluralism: The Foundation of Faith-Based Action
The Inclusive America Project (IAP) is pleased to share its short curriculum, “Religious Pluralism: The Foundation for Faith-Based Action.” In this primer, learn how the success of faith-based nonprofits’ prosocial work depends on a thriving religious pluralism, one that serves both faith communities as well as the broader communities in which they are situated. Anyone who celebrates, works in, or funds the US nonprofit sector’s activities has an important stake in religious pluralism.
About 228,000 of America’s nonprofits who work toward non-religious goals are faith-based and identify with a diverse range of religious traditions, including Sikhism, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and others. These faith-based organizations tend to be better-resourced in cash and volunteers, longer-lasting, and more integrated into their surrounding communities than their secular counterparts. Therefore, they’re often better-positioned to provide services in the short and long term. Without these organizations, countless individuals and communities across the country would lose access to critical resources and services.
After exploring this primer, you will be able to:
- Identify examples of faith-based action in the nonprofit sector;
- Understand the relationship between religious pluralism and the nonprofit sector;
- Understand why philanthropic and other institutions should care about religious pluralism; and
- Know how to support a thriving religious pluralism.
Learn more about this research and additional ways that you can take action in another short curriculum on The Multiplier Effect and in The Multiplier Effect’s accompanying report. If you have any questions or would like to learn more, please reach out to us at [email protected].
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