Civitas Fellows will attend lunch/dinner meetings every two weeks for the four-month duration of the program.
Dinner will be provided at each meeting.
Each meeting will be structured as an hour-long seminar-style discussion.
The topics of discussion will be based on supplementary readings Fellows receive from Civitas. These readings familiarize students with the works of Kuyper, Mouw, Skillen, and other scholars examining Christian civic presence.
The readings are designed to equip Fellows to engage in discussion with each other about their own reflections, questions, conclusions, and applications of the ideas presented through Civitas.
Civitas Fellows will apply their learning through practical workshops and exercises that directly relate to their roles as Staff Assistants and Legislative Correspondents.
The second cohort of Civitas will hold its first meeting on Thursday, September 7 at 7:00pm. Location TBD, somewhere in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. The complete list of meeting dates for Civitas, Fall 2023, are as follows:
Thursday, September 7 – Session 1: Christian Public Service: A Principled Pluralist Approach
Thursday, September 21 – Session 2: Biblical Perspectives on the Nature and Limits of Government (What Should Government Do or Not Do?)
Thursday, October 5 – Session 3: The Vast, Other Part of Our Lives: Civil Society
Thursday, October 19 – Session 4: Virtues and Skills for Hill Staff in Light of Our Call to Public Service
Thursday, November 2 – Session 5: Institutional Religious Freedom
Thursday, November 16 – Session 6: Politics & Idolatry
Thursday, November 30 – Session 7: Working Within a Party While Retaining Christian Independence
Thursday, December 14 – Session 8: Working Together for the Common Good Despite Partisan and Confessional Differences