Preparing Citizens to Lead

Civic Seminary

The Civic Seminary trains and prepares civic catalysts from all over the country to lead their communities toward a renewed sense of shared civic power and moral purpose. Civic catalysts who are deeply embedded in the civic life of their community and country know that we must bring people together, face-to-face, to revitalize the practice of civic gatherings. 

Civic Seminarians will join Citizen University’s team in Seattle for a three day training. Together, we will explore the ethical foundations of our beliefs and those of others, learn how to write civic sermons, and Civic Seminarians will ultimately develop Civic Saturday programs where they live and work. 

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Have you felt the deep disconnectedness and cynicism in civic life today? The Civic Seminary is for people who would describe themselves as civic catalysts and leaders — people who are ready to take a stand against that disconnectedness and cynicism. Perhaps you are already deeply connected in your community or city, or maybe you share our belief that we all have power to create change in civic life and the responsibility to try. If you are ready to take the next step toward bringing a sense of shared civic purpose and moral sense making to your city, apply to the Civic Seminary.

Fellows will attend one three day session of the Civic Seminary in Seattle before leading Civic Saturdays in their own communities. 

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“I came away feeling like I have a real strategy in my pocket to ignite the civic spirit of my hometown.”

“Stay faithful, be inspired, and know that change agents have support. This opportunity is invaluable for the work ahead.”


Civic Saturday Across the Country

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