Faithful Citizen is an Internet-based small group study which explores two poles of current life— individualism and the common good—and how to faithfully respond to the interlocking global challenges of economics, ecology, security and health.
Each session may be conducted in one hour or expanded to include a meal and personal sharing. Taken together, the resource materials can be used as a six-week course. However, these materials are designed for flexibility can be used in variety of class, retreat, and other formats.
Watch and discuss together a 10 minute videotaped conversation between renowned sociologist Robert Bellah, author of Habits of the Heart: Individualism and Commitment in American Life, and Donald W. Shriver, Jr., Emer. Pres., Union Theological Seminary (NYC) and author of Honest Patriots: Loving a Country Enough to Remember Its Misdeeds.
Watch and discuss together a 5 minute film clip that dramatically uncovers the challenges, tensions and unresolved dilemmas created by the current global situation. Rather than attempting to resolve issues, these brief film clips create a shared experience as group participants and the facilitator make what they will of the film.
Purchase and download a six-part study guide with in-depth discussion of global issues affecting our faith, including the economy, ecology, security and health. Each session may be purchased individually for $8.00. The entire study guide my be purchased for $40.00.
Download Teaching and Learning Tips with suggestions for group leaders on how to facilitate learning.