Spirit & Place: Civic Circle
Join us – in person – as we nurture a spirit of shared civic purpose through small group dialogues focused on listening as much as speaking.
Spirit & Place’s Civic Circle gatherings invite you to reflect on our democracy and grapple with what it means to live by America’s civic values. This April we will continue discussing the idea of religious pluralism. (This April we will continuation of our March meeting, but we will use a different source material and participants need not have attended in April to get something out of this session.)
Whether you are a person of faith or not, well, the Constitution protects it all! So what does “religious pluralism” mean in terms of a shared civic or societal value? How is it different than religious liberty and how do we live into the work of nurturing a religiously pluralistic society?
Using the civic reflection dialogue method, this participatory gathering – you’ll be doing most of the talking! – aims to help you unpack your civic values with others who also care about their role as citizens, that is, as those who show up for each other in public life.
About Civic Reflection: Engaging in a civic reflection dialogue is not the same at attending a lecture or discussing a book. This is an immersive experience around a shared source materials (e.g., a poem, short writing, visual image, etc.). As such, we’ll spend most of the time in small group dialogue. Active participation is a must!