Civic Saturday

Fellowship and Common Purpose

Civic Saturday is a civic analogue to church: a gathering of friends and strangers in a common place to nurture a spirit of shared purpose. But it’s not about church religion or synagogue or mosque religion. It’s about American civic religion—the creed of liberty, equality, and self-government that truly unites us. At Civic Saturday, we gather, we sing, we share readings of American civic scripture, we hear poetry, stories and a civic sermon. It is free and open to all.

To our friends and partners across the country, we have two exciting announcements:
First, we’re taking Civic Saturday on the road (and beyond just Saturdays!). Second, we’re launching Citizen University Civic Seminary, to cultivate a cohort of twenty leaders from around the country to bring Civic Saturday home.

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Seattle Dates
Civic Saturday National
Past Sermons
Civic Seminary: Apply here!

The Citizen University Civic Seminary will prepare everyday citizens to lead their communities to renew a shared sense of civic power and moral purpose. Fellows will explore the ethical foundations of their beliefs (and those of others), learn to craft and deliver catalytic sermons that draw on both the current day and the civic traditions of our society, and ultimately create a Civic Saturday Program where they live and work. 

Applications are due Monday, November 6, 2017.

Civic Seminary Application

Over the next 18 months we’ll be traveling to 10 cities across the country, partnering with local organizations to bring Civic Saturday to a diverse range of communities. 

In the coming weeks we’ll be deciding where to go, choosing towns that are large and small, urban and rural. Should we come to your community? Let us know!

November 18, 2017 | 10:30am – 12pm | Elliott Bay Book Company

December 16, 2017 | 10:30am – 12pm | TBD

February 3, 2018 | 10:30am – 12pm | TBD

May 5, 2018 | 10:30am – 12pm | TBD

October 6, 2018 | 10:30am – 12pm | TBD

December 15, 2018 | 10:30am – 12pm | TBD

February 2, 2018 | 10:30am – 12pm | TBD


In Search of Powerful Citizenship? Try Civic Saturday.

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