Training in Multi-Faith Awareness

Multi-Faith Awareness training augments multi-cultural training to enhance constituent and client relations, community engagement and staff professional development.

Multi-Faith Awareness trainings give participants the skills to comfortably and appropriately engage issues related to religion, enhancing service to constituents, clients, community and staff.  Individuals gain a knowledge of the diversity of faiths and the structure of religion sector institutions.

This includes: (a) understanding the religion dynamics related to serving constituents, clients, and staff, (b) forming relationships with religion sector professionals to provide support for individuals they jointly serve, (c) establishing congregation partnerships to collaborate in community projects, (d) addressing perceptions and misperceptions of religious beliefs and practices that impact an individual’s feelings of personal advancement, a commitment to civic involvement and a sense of a civil society.

  1. The religion sector in society
    1. Historic perspectives on religion/state policy and practice
    2. Augmenting multi-cultural proficiency with multi-faith proficiency
  2.  Religion sector considerations
    1. Language: inclusive and specific
    2. Categories of religious practices
    3. Traditions and rituals
    4. Religion sector entities and structures
    5. Collaborative professional relationships
  3.  Case studies
    1. Religious dynamics in individual and community issues – identification and response
    2. Religious considerations related to setting organizational policy and practices
    3. Personnel practices containing religious dynamics

Clients:

  • The City of San Mateo
  • Sequoia Union High School District
  • The County of San Mateo
  • San Mateo Union High School District
  • Association of Directors of City Human Relations Departments, San Mateo County
  • Association of Directors of City Parks and Recreation Departments, San Mateo County
  • Habitat for Humanity, San Mateo County
  • Santa Clara County
  • Office of Education, San Mateo County
  • US Census Bureau
  • Service League of San Mateo County
  • Department of Senior Services, Westchester County, NY
  • The City of Riverside, CA
  • League of California Cities, Annual Conference
  • Peninsula Interfaith Action (PIA), San Mateo County
  • People Acting in Community Together (PACT), Santa Clara County
  • Pudong District, Shanghai, China, EXPO 2010
  • Children NOW
  • California State Assembly Member Kevin Mullin
  • Los Altos United Methodist Church/Circuit

     (Partial list)

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Rabbi Jay Miller   RELIGION SECTOR 3.0
1.0  On the Town Square         2.0  Walls of Separation
3.0  Alignment: Among Congregations – Within Society

jaymiller@blueconnect.org      650.740.4411