Forward Thinking: What Does Civic Responsibility Mean to You?

Our first prompt involves an issue that is, I think, too often left undiscussed. It is my suspicion that differing ideas about the nature of civic responsibility and what all it includes often underlie political differences in ways we do not always recognize. I believe that we as forward thinkers would benefit from bringing this issue out of the shadows and discussing it directly and enthusiastically. And so, without further ado, I give you this month’s Forward Thinking discussion question:

What does civic responsibility mean to you?

I want to invite readers to discuss this question in the comment section and to invite bloggers to respond on their own blogs. At the end of two weeks I will post a round-up of links and excerpts to both blog posts elsewhere and especially insightful comments here. Bloggers should email their links to lovejoyfeminism (at) gmail (dot) com with “Forward Thinking” in the subject line if they want to be included in the round-up.

Happy thinking and discussing!

—————

Forward Thinking: A Values Development Project is an invitation to both readers and fellow bloggers to participate in forming positive values and grappling with thorny questions. Click here to read the project introduction.

"I think there are certain crimes where people will never see forgiveness or atonement (from ..."

Saturday Link Love: Revolution, Propaganda, and ..."
"Well, there's two different things happening here. One is internal to you, and one is ..."

Lesbian Duplex 138: An Open Thread
"I had to google that. I feel old now. It looks like it's not necessarily ..."

Lesbian Duplex 138: An Open Thread
"Question for the commentariat:A classmate from my summer English 101 class texts me "Wyd" every ..."

Lesbian Duplex 138: An Open Thread

Browse Our Archives

Follow Us!


What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment