Religious Groups

Religious Groups

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Religious Groups

CRS works with religious organizations from all faiths to address real or perceived hate crime and hate incidents within the community. Some ways CRS works to support religious groups are:

  • Co-hosting forums to educate communities on hate crime prevention and response, and provide best practices and resources on how to secure places of worship
  • Facilitating dialogues among religious groups, community members, government agencies, and law enforcement to strengthening community relations and identify collaborative solutions for hate crime prevention and response
  • Providing training to law enforcement, government officials, and others on religious customs, cultures, and practices of the Muslim and Sikh communities to strengthen relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve

Below are some recent examples of CRS's work with religious groups. Additional case summaries may be found within CRS’s Annual Reports, located on the CRS Resource Center webpage.


Case Highlights

Resources for You


Informational Videos

Strengthening Police and Community Partnerships
Strengthening Police and Community Partnerships
 

October 10, 2018

Engaging and Building Partnerships with Muslim and Sikh Americans
Engaging and Building Partnerships with Muslim and Sikh Americans

October 10, 2018

GodSquad | Keeping the Peace in Sanford, FL
GodSquad | Keeping the Peace in Sanford, FL

November 29, 2016

Video Training

On Common Ground – Law Enforcement Training Video on Sikhism
On Common Ground – Law Enforcement Training Video on Sikhism

March 6, 2017

Facilitator Guides

These guides provide community leaders and local planning groups with step-by-step instructions for planning and implementing Bias Incidents and Hate Crimes Forums and Protecting Places of Worship Forums.

Bias Incidents and Hate Crimes Forum Facilitator Guide for Community Leaders  (PDF)

Protecting Places of Worship Forum Facilitator Guide for Community Leaders  (PDF)


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