Faith & Interfaith

How does what we believe affect our actions in the world? What is the relationship between faith and service? How do we relate to those with different beliefs? Civic reflection gives faith and interfaith groups -- from Catholic charities to theological centers to interfaith youth organizations -- an opportunity to explore these questions and think more deeply about their values, communities, and commitments.

CIVIC REFLECTION WITH FAITH AND INTERFAITH COMMUNITIES
CIVIC REFLECTION WITH FAITH AND INTERFAITH COMMUNITIES

Benefits:

  • Increased clarity about beliefs and values, and ability to express them to others.

  • Stronger sense of community with congregation members, colleagues, and members of faith and interfaith groups.

  • Deepened commitment to faith and interfaith work, as well as hearing from people across difference.

View impact case studies that detail CCR's work with congregations and faith and interfaith groups.

What People Are Saying

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I feel like I’m on the receiving end of care in the reflective reading [program]. That it’s time for me. That I’m not functioning as a chaplain in that time, that I’m functioning as a human being who needs support and needs time to reflect on my work. And needs time to hear what other people have to say and take that in and see how my perspective might be changed... how I might be strengthened to keep doing what I’m doing.

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--Chaplain, Hospice

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This process of civic reflection provides a meaningful structure for our Unitarian Universalist covenant group to have deeper conversations with each other about our UU principles and how we live our principles in the world. Through the readings and discussion, I feel more connected to the others in the group and grateful to learn and grow from each person's perspective.

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--Discussion Participant

Unitarian Church of Evanston

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Our civic life is shaped by so many parts of our life, including our spiritual perspective. Civic reflection has been transformative to my spiritual growth as I learn to listen to and respect others and as we work toward making this a just and whole world.

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--Discussion Participant

Unitarian Church of Evanston