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 this year, is expanding to cities across the country. See the full list of dates below!

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There are three ways to attend Civic Saturday:

(1) Come to a gathering in Seattle
(2) Join us at one of our 8 partner events in cities across the country
(3) Attend a Seminary-led Civic Saturday, organized by our incredible cohort of “Civic Seminarians” who are bringing the movement to their home communities.

 

Seattle Dates 

National Dates   

Civic Seminarian Dates 

April 28
NAAM
January 20: New York, NY
Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater
April 28: Indianapolis, IN
Glendale Library
June 2
El Centro de la Raza
March 31: Nashville, TN
The Basement East
May 5: Phoenix, AZ
ASU
August 4
Hillman City Collaboratory
May 5: Des Moines, IA
Grand View University
May 26: Chicago, IL
October 20
Fremont Abbey
June 23: Atlanta, GA June 16: Pinehurst, NC
Dec 8
Location TBD
Sep 29: Portland, ME
Portland Public Library
June 30: Georgetown, TX
Nov 10: Los Angeles, CA
Skirball Cultural Center
July 7: Portland, OR
Dec 15: Lincoln, NE Aug 11: Washington, DC
Aug 18: Chicago, IL
Sep 8: Washington, DC
Sep 29: St. Petersburg, FL
Oct 3: Cookeville, TN
Oct 27: Nashville, TN
Nov 17: Athens, TN

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

 

A Divided Heart 11/12/16

Present at the Creation 11/26/16

If We Can Keep It 12/17/16

Alternate Realities 1/14/17

Where Is America? 2/4/17

A Great Awakening 4/8/17 ~ Listen here

Legitimate Doubts 5/20/17 ~ Listen here

Fear and Hoarding 6/17/17

Still More Perfect 9/16/17

Gratitude, Luck, Risk 10/1/17

A Thanksgiving Recipe 11/18/17
Bonus: Naa Akua’s poem, Power to the People 

A Practicing Citizen 12/16/17

The Citizen Artist 1/20/18
Hosted by The Public Theater in New York City, NY

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

Become America 3/31/18
Hosted by Briteheart at The Basement East in Nashville, TN

Time Travel 4/28/18 ~ Watch here

A Test of Our Citizenship 5/5/18
Delivered at Grand View University in Des Moines, IA

Are We Enough? 6/2/18 ~ Watch here

Too Busy to Love 6/23/18
Delivered at the Center for Civic Innovation in Atlanta, GA

Reading Our Country 8/4/18

 

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