Fellowship and Common Purpose

Civic Saturday

Civic Saturday is a civic analogue to a faith gathering: 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.

Civic Saturday began in Seattle, and now is in over 20 cities across the country. Find an upcoming gathering below!

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Seattle Civic Saturday
National Civic Saturday
Past Sermons

Attend Civic Saturday

Come to a gathering in Seattle!

This year, Civic Saturday will be rotating between El Centro de la Raza, Town Hall, and Hillman City Collaboratory.

Check back for more information and the RSVP link!

February 2 • El Centro de la Raza

April 6 • Impact HUB*

June 1 • Hillman City Collaboratory

August 3 • El Centro de la Raza

October 5 • Hillman City Collaboratory

December 7 • Town Hall

*Venue originally listed as Town Hall, will now be at Impact HUB

Artists in Residence

Citizen University has welcomed the first ever Artists in Residence to Civic Saturday.

Naa Akua, Poet in Residence, and Michael Feldman, Musician in Residence, have joined the Civic Saturday team. They each will be bringing their talent as artists to the gatherings and leading groups of community members to further spark civic thought and reflection.

For more information on the community circles, you can contact them at naa@citizenuniversity.us and michael@citizenuniversity.us.


Stay tuned for the list of dates for National Civic Saturday and the Civic Seminarian gatherings across the country!

Information will be updated as it becomes available, so check back often!

Beyond Liberation 2/2/19
Seattle, WA

Time and Citizenship 12/8/18
Seattle, WA ~ Watch here

Faith In Each Other 11/8/18
Los Angeles, CA

It’s A Free Country 10/20/18
Seattle, WA ~ Watch here

The Trails and Paths of Conscience 9/29/18
Portland, ME

Reading Our Country 8/4/18
Seattle, WA

Too Busy to Love 6/23/18
Atlanta, GA

Are We Enough? 6/2/18
Seattle, WA ~ Watch here

A Test of Our Citizenship 5/5/18
Des Moines, IA

Time Travel 4/28/18
Seattle, WA ~ Watch here

Become America 3/31/18
Nashville, TN

Which Dream Do You Dream? 2/3/18
Seattle, WA ~ Watch here

The Citizen Artist 1/20/18
New York, NY

A Practicing Citizen 12/16/17
Seattle, WA

A Thanksgiving Recipe 11/18/17
Seattle, WA

Gratitude, Luck, Risk 10/1/17
Seattle, WA

Still More Perfect 9/16/17
New York, NY

Fear and Hoarding 6/17/17
Seattle, WA

Legitimate Doubts 5/20/17
Seattle, WA ~ Listen here

A Great Awakening 4/8/17
Seattle, WA ~ Listen here

Where Is America? 2/4/17
Seattle, WA

Alternate Realities 1/14/17
Seattle, WA

If We Can Keep It 12/17/16
Seattle, WA

Present at the Creation 11/26/16
Seattle, WA

A Divided Heart 11/12/16
Seattle, WA

Watch recordings of select Civic Saturday gatherings, filmed by Seattle Channel
Episodes here

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