John Orr was instrumental in the founding of the USC Dornsife Center for Religion and Civic Culture, the USC Family of Schools and the Thematic Option program.
Muslims throughout the world will celebrate the holiday of Eid al-Fitr, a celebration at the end of Ramadan. Here’s an introduction to this important feast and its partner, Eid al-Adha.
USC’s Trojan Family Magazine features Najuma Smith-Pollard of USC Dornsife’s Center for Religion and Civic Culture and her community advocacy work. [1½ min read]
USC experts examine Black health and wellness, the national theme for Black History Month 2022. [2½ min read]
Pastor and community leader Najuma Smith-Pollard, program manager at USC Dornsife’s Cecil Murray Center for Community Engagement, knows firsthand how Black families are suffering. The pandemic is just part of it. [3 min read]
USC Dornsife experts weigh in on the coronavirus pandemic’s effect on Easter and Passover observances. [3¼ min read]
USC Dornsife experts note that COVID-19 is the latest calamity for a generation that has experienced life-altering disruptions, from 9/11 to the Great Recession. [2¼ min read]
After the explosive impact of #MeToo, concerns about #ChurchToo have inspired USC Dornsife’s Center for Religion and Civic Culture to spearhead ways the movement can positively influence the traditionally patriarchal culture of the African American church. [5 ¾ min read]
This sociologist says they'd help create meaningful lives in retirement.