Kroc Insight - Look Both Ways: Religious Leaders and the Challenge of Engaging Community and Police
Efforts to improve public safety that involve religious leaders without a strong standing in the community are destined to fail. The question that the Kroc IPJ's Building Trust Partnership has been wrestling with is, where does this trust come from and how do clergy maintain it?
In the first installment of the Institute's new publication series, Kroc Insight, Program Officer Daniel Orth and Building Trust Partnership cohort members Cornelius Bowser and Archie Robinson explore the difficult balancing act that faith leaders must make to avoid being seen as too closely aligned to the police or the community.
Ultimately, effecting change requires "looking both ways" to establish, strengthen, and maintain relationships in multiple directions. Here, Bowser, Orth and Robinson offer insight into how religious leaders can do so.