Civic Love: Spirituality + Social Action
fostering conversations at the intersection of spirituality and social justice
Fall 2022 Schedule
- An Interfaith Conversation About Racial Equity in Evanston
- Tuesday, October 25th, 7:00-8:00 pm, Parkes Hall 122
- An Interfaith Conversation About Housing & Hunger in Evanston
- Tuesday, November 15th, 7:00-8:00 pm, Parkes Hall 122
Sponsored by Northwestern Leadership Development & Community Engagement and Religious & Spiritual Life, this student program features snacks, community building, and an opportunity to learn from local leaders doing justice and equity work grounded in the spiritual life. Students of all faith traditions and intentional secular backgrounds are invited. This is an inclusive space where all are welcome.
What is civic love?
Activist Grace Lee Boggs asks us to “bring to our communities the limitless capacity to love, serve, and create for and with each other.” Civic love is one’s love for society, expressed through a commitment to the common good. It is a belief in the idea that “we’re all better off when we are all better off.” We manifest this through all kinds of actions - volunteering, marching, speaking against systemic injustice, making reparations - but love itself is the emotional heart of the work. (National Public Housing Museum).
We hope you will…
- be inspired by local leaders pursuing a more equitable world
- meet new people who share your values around community engagement
- explore connections between spirituality and social justice
- make space to focus on being present to yourself and slow down
- strengthen your connection to the places of Evanston/Chicago
- delve into meaningful themes and questions that can shape your life
Come and Go Format
We welcome you whenever you can come! You might attend all the events or select times. No preparation or RSVP is required. Bring friends or make some new ones!