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.
Resources for You
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.