bloskota@usc.edu

Brie Loskota

Executive Director, Center for Religion and Civic Culture, University of Southern California
Chapter Member: Los Angeles Unified SSN
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About Brie

Loskota is the Executive Director of the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at the University of Southern California. Loskota's research explores how religions change and make change in the world. Loskota is a leading voice working to enhance religious pluralism and community resilience in the US and around the globe. Loskota works with U.S. local, state and federal government agencies to ensure more effective partnership with faith communities on issues including public health, mental health, and disaster response.

Contributions

In the News

"Government Had No Role in My Late-Term Abortion Struggle. Let’s Keep It That Way," Brie Loskota, Opinion, USA Today, February 1, 2018.
"Today’s Mass Killings Shouldn’t Distort Our Assessment of Everyday Risk," Brie Loskota, Zocalo, Public Square, October 24, 2017.
"Prosperity Gospel Is Not the Only Problem With Joel Osteen’s Harvey Response," Brie Loskota (with Peter Gudaitis), Religion Dispatches, August 30, 2017.
"Progressive Religion or Just Religion," Brie Loskota, Religion Dispatches, June 11, 2014.

Publications

"Faithful Action: Working With Religious Groups in Disaster Planning, Response and Recovery," (with Hebah Farrag and Richard Flory), USC University of Southern California, November 15, 2012.

Details the need for increased involvement of the faith community, a discussion of barriers that both public agencies and faith groups face as they attempt to work together. Mentions benefits of bringing public agencies and faith communities together to address important social needs and to be strategic partners with emergency managers.

"Expanding Never Again: The Cosmopolitan Parochialism of Los Angeles Jewish Mobilization on the Genocide in Darfur" in Religion in Los Angeles Religious Activism, Innovation, and Diversity in the Global City, edited by Richard Flory and Diane Winston (Routledge, Forthcoming April 22, 2021).

Examines how the Jewish community of Los Angeles drew on their particular experiences of genocide to expand their activism to the Darfur genocide.

"Evangelicals and Human Trafficking: Rescuing, Rehabilitating, and Releasing One Individual at a Time" (with Hebah Farrag and Richard Floy), in Human Trafficking Reconsidered: Rethinking the Problem, Envisoning New Solutions (IDebate, 2014).

Charts the evangelical Christian work on human trafficking dating back to anti-pornography work and examining their emphasis on rescuing HT victims.

"Why Religion Still Matters in the World" in Religion and Public Diplomacy, edited by Philip Seib (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), 9-25.

Examines the role religions play in public diplomacy efforts around the globe.