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Civic Responsibility

Engaged Campuses

Daan Braveman | Posted 10.30.2014 | College
Daan Braveman

Quite often the service aspect exposes students to issues of poverty, class and race -- issues they may not observe firsthand in their lives before college or even in their lives on college campuses.

Responsible Freedom

William E. White | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
William E. White

If there is anything we can learn from our revolutionary generation in these weeks leading up to the Fourth of July, it could be--it should be--to focus less on our personal freedom "wants" and invest more time in civic responsibility.

Crisis of Self-Government

William E. White | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics
William E. White

Today, We the People are losing confidence in our institutions. But the treasure of American self-government is too precious to take for granted, and far too precious to discard.

HOPE Scholarship Can Value Service As Well As Grades

Michelle Nunn | Posted 05.12.2013 | Impact
Michelle Nunn

By rewarding both good grades and volunteer service, the HOPE scholarship could teach the rest of the nation how to produce educated, engaged citizens who know how to give back.

My First Time: A Love Story

Michael W. Waters | Posted 01.01.2013 | Black Voices
Michael W. Waters

I remember it like it was yesterday. It was a bright and sunny day, reminiscent of the early days of spring. It was actually late fall in Houston, November, to be exact. I was 18, a high school senior, and ready to take on the world.

Teach Responsibility -- Teach History

William E. White | Posted 11.26.2012 | Education
William E. White

Where are the lessons of responsible citizenship? Where is the citizens' manual? Civic responsibility is not innate. It must be learned, and so it must be taught.

Can We Afford To Be Neutral? Christianity And Civic Engagement

Ryan J. Bell | Posted 11.11.2012 | Religion
Ryan J. Bell

Christians have an important decision to make this election season: if and how to be involved. Political discourse often turns so ugly and aggressively partisan that it is tempting for people of faith to excuse themselves from being involved altogether.

What We Build Together

William E. White | Posted 10.31.2012 | Education
William E. White

There is a lot of talk today implying that the purpose of education is job training. Our nation will not survive if our education system merely produces economic units. We must safeguard the future of the republic by educating to increase the most essential national resource: informed, engaged citizens.

We Are the Ones We've Been Waiting For

Harry Boyte | Posted 10.24.2011 | College
Harry Boyte

Today, once again, the nation's challenges call for a politics of constructive action by the broad citizenry, across divisions. Political leaders who struggle to rise above partisan squabbles offer important examples. Higher education also needs to help lead the way.

This Election Doesn't Leave Our Children Behind

Christopher Fink | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Christopher Fink

Many children have been learning about and engaged with this election. This is sure to have an affect on our children's sense of civic responsibility to vote and care about our democracy as they grow up.