Tuesday, November 12

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Aspen Institute’s Inclusive America Project

Upswell Plus
Capacity Building

Building the Civic Capacity of Faith-Based Community Organizations: A Case Study in Chicago

Chicago is among the most religiously diverse cities in America and historically, Chicago’s faith communities have long played a critical role in addressing both acute and systemic local needs – from providing shelter to those in need to ensuring young people are safe from violence. Faith-based communities strengthen civil society by offering individuals spaces to gather, meet, and build trust. We will discuss how these discrete efforts work together to support the common good.

Confirmed speakers include Rev. Jen Bailey of Faith Matters Network, Jenan Mohajir of the Interfaith Youth Core, and Brie Loskota of the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at the University of Southern California.

Email Marni Morse for more information and to request an invitation to this multi-sectoral meeting and workshop with community partners from faith-based civic engagement organizations, clergy, government officials, and philanthropy.