Gather with a Common Purpose

Civic Saturday

In a time of deep anxiety, disconnectedness, and political polarization, people need a place to come together in civic community—in a room, face-to-face—to reflect on and rededicate ourselves to the values and practices of being a contributing member of civic life within the United States. Civic Saturday began in Seattle, and is now in over 30 cities across the country.

Civic Saturday gathers friends and strangers together to nurture a spirit of shared purpose. At the gathering we connect around the values and practices of being an active citizen, reckon with and reflect on our nation’s creed, and build relationships that create new civic traditions that are joyful and communal.

Past Sermons

Upcoming Civic Saturday Gatherings

More information coming soon!

Read Eric Liu’s recent sermons from Citizen University led Civic Saturday gatherings.

The Morals in Our Stories, delivered March 28, 2020 via livestream

Oaths of Commitment, delivered January 25, 2020 in Seattle, WA

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 Civic Sermons

2017 Civic Sermons

2016 Civic Sermons

photo credit Alan Alabastro