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Community Building

A strong community is a significant defense against hate. It takes all of us working together to build united communities where everyone feels safe and valued. Anyone can start by getting to know their neighbors—including their neighbors of different faiths. Simply knowing people of other backgrounds and beliefs can increase understanding and mutual respect. A strong, diverse network of relationships—fostered over time, through consistent engagement—prepares us to give and receive support from our neighbors in our time of need.

Created from over 100 years of peacekeeping, this toolkit is for Christian clergy and lay leaders seeking to build peace and renewed strength in their churches, neighborhoods, and wider communities. Created for those leaders who feel embattled by growing divisions and who seek a better way forward, the Toolkit guides you through step by step actions to build stronger relationships among the Other. Those trained and practiced in pastoral care, already have many of the needed skills to build peace. Provided by Search for Common Ground.

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CRS is a free program that serves as “America’s Peacemaker” for communities facing conflict based on actual or perceived race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, or disability. CRS works toward its mission by providing facilitated dialogue, mediation, training, and consultation to assist these communities to come together, develop solutions to the conflict, and enhance their capacity to independently prevent and resolve future conflict.

All CRS services are confidential and provided on a voluntary basis, free of charge to the communities. CRS is not an investigatory or prosecutorial agency and does not have any law enforcement authority. CRS works with all parties to develop solutions to conflict and serves as a neutral party.

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Coming Soon!

The Parsonage Project is working with the Centers for Prevention Programs and Partnerships to develop programming for houses of worship and faith- based communities to build a community of safety. Watch this space for more information! 

THE PARSONAGE PROJECT is making every effort to include resources that accommodate every and all faiths. The resources we have readily available are Christian-based, marked with +. Resources from other faith traditions are very welcome to be submitted for consideration, CONTACT US.

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