Forward Thinking: Civic Responsibility Roundup

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How do we balance individual and community? To whom do we owe responsibility - our local community, our nation, or all of humanity?Two weeks ago I announced Forward Thinking, a values development project created in collaboration with Dan Fincke of Camels with Hammers, and introduced the first prompt. Dan is introducing our next prompt today (head on over to see it!), and in this post I will pull together some themes from the various responses to round off the one I introduced two weeks ago: … [Read more...]

“We Are the Government” and Other Thoughts

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This post is an installment in Forward Thinking: A Values Development Project. Forward Thinking is an invitation to both readers and fellow bloggers to participate in forming positive values and grappling with thorny questions. Click here to for the introduction, or here for the current prompt.   What does civic responsibility mean to you? "Why do you view the government like this, like it's something out there, something separate, an enemy?" The speaker was Norwegian, the location a confe … [Read more...]


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