FEMA Tips Sheets:
Engagement Guidelines for Faith Communities

In October 2012, the National Disaster Interfaiths Network (NDIN), in partnership with the University of Southern California Center for Religion and Civic Culture (USC CRCC), launched the Be A Ready Congregation Partner campaign. The campaigns included tip sheet sets and resources. In March 2016, following a multi-year collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security’s Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, NDIN and USC CRCC developed this Engagement Guidelines tip sheet series for FEMA. They are a companion resources to the IS 505 Course Religious and Cultural Literacy and Competency in Disaster also developed by NDIN and USC CRCC and now offered by the Emergency Management Institute.

These tip sheets were developed for the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) through a collaborative training partnership between FEMA's Center for Faith-based & Neighborhood Partnerships, DHS Science & Technology Resilient Systems Division, DHS’ National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) at the University of Southern California (USC), the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture (CCRC), and the National Disaster Interfaiths Network (NDIN). Funding was provided by the Department of Homeland Security.

All rights are reserved - If these materials are quoted or duplicated in other resources, please acknowledge the source -“Adapted with permission from materials created by the National Disaster Interfaiths Network and the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture.”

These free tip sheets can be downloaded or viewed via the links below.

- Engagement Guidelines: Index Download (1115kb)
- Engagement Guidelines: Buddhist Leaders Download (157kb)
- Engagement Guidelines: Christian Leaders (7 tip sheets):      
       - Black Church Protestant Leaders Download (136kb)
       - Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon) Leaders Download (145kb)
       - Evangelical Megachurch Leaders Download (136kb)
       - Latino Protestant Leaders Download (139kb)
       - Orthodox Christian Leaders Download (442kb)
       - Protestant Leaders Download (139kb)
       - Roman Catholic Leaders Download (133kb)
- Engagement Guidelines: Hindu Leaders Download (146kb)
- Engagement Guidelines: Jewish Leaders Download (265kb)
- Engagement Guidelines: Muslim Leaders Download (132kb)
- Engagement Guidelines: Sikh Leaders Download (143kb)