Civic Sermons

Civic Sermons

Eric Liu, co-founder and CEO of Citizen University, shares his thoughts in what we call civic sermons. Delivered at our Civic Saturday gatherings, these sermons weave together historical texts, current events, and reflections on of democracy, patriotism, citizenship, and love.

 

Become America

Eric has published a set of civic sermons in his 2019 book, Become America. Explore or purchase the book here.

 


 

2020 Sermons

As our Civic Saturday gatherings have become virtual, you can explore Eric’s sermons—and full virtual gatherings—on our YouTube page. 

 


 

2019 Sermons

What We Celebrate, delivered December 07, 2019 in Seattle, WA

 

Better Hypocrites, delivered August 10, 2019 in St. Louis, MO

 

The Story of Our Roots, delivered August 3, 2019 in Seattle, WA

 

Being Responsible, delivered April 6, 2019 in Seattle, WA

 

Beyond Liberation, delivered February 2, 2019 in Seattle, WA

 


 

2018 Sermons

Time and Citizenship, delivered December 8, 2018 in Seattle, WA

Watch the video on the Seattle Channel

 

Faith In Each Other, delivered November 8, 2018 in Los Angeles, CA

 

It’s A Free Country, delivered October 20, 2018 in Seattle, WA

Watch the video on the Seattle Channel

 

The Trails and Paths of Conscience, delivered September 29, 2018 in Portland, ME

 

Reading Our Country, delivered August 4, 2018 in Seattle, WA

 

Too Busy to Love, delivered June 23, 2018 in Atlanta, GA

 

Are We Enough?, delivered June 2, 2018 in Seattle, WA

Watch the video on the Seattle Channel

 

A Test of Our Citizenship, delivered May 5, 2018 in Des Moines, IA

 

Time Travel, delivered April, 28, 2018 in Seattle, WA

Watch the video on the Seattle Channel

 

Become America, delivered March 31, 2018 in Nashville, TN

 

Which Dream Do You Dream?, delivered February 3, 2018 in Seattle, WA

Watch the video on the Seattle Channel

 

The Citizen Artist, delivered January 20, 2018 in New York, NY

 


 

2017 Sermons

A Practicing Citizen, delivered December 16, 2017 in Seattle, WA

 

A Thanksgiving Recipe, delivered November 18, 2017 in Seattle, WA

 

Gratitude, Luck, Risk, delivered October 1, 2017 in Seattle, WA

 

Still More Perfect, delivered September 16, 2017 in New York, NY

 

Fear and Hoarding, delivered June 17, 2017 in Seattle, WA

 

Legitimate Doubts, delivered May 20, 2017 in Seattle, WA

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A Great Awakening, delivered April 8, 2017 in Seattle, WA

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Where Is America?, delivered February 4, 2017 in Seattle, WA

 

Alternate Realities, delivered January 14, 2017 in Seattle, WA

 


 

2016 Sermons

If We Can Keep It, delivered December 17, 2016 in Seattle, WA

 

Present at the Creation, delivered November 26, 2016 in Seattle, WA

 

A Divided Heart, delivered November 12, 2016 in Seattle, WA