The Role of the Citizen If you are a citizen of the U.S.A.
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Christian Coalition president Roberta Combs got involved early on, cosponsoring the second gathering of what would be called Reuniting America, in December 2005. The other main cosponsor was MoveOn co-founder Joan Blades, who had worked as a mediator and was strongly drawn to the idea. The retreat drew together leaders from organizations representing 70 million Americans, including conservative groups like the American Legion, the Club for Growth, Americans for Tax Reform, and the Christian Coalition; liberal ones like the Sierra Club, MoveOn, Common Cause, the National Council of Churches, and the League of Woman Voters; and the massive seniors’ organization, the AARP. Roberta and Joan quickly hit it off and became friends.
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This chapter talks about how working through existing community institutions can help us further the causes we believe in. Think of a social problem or issue that interests you. It can be one that affects you or others within or outside your community. It can be a campus, city, state, or even national or global issue. What issue have you chosen, and why? What would you like to see happen with this issue? After you reflect on why you've chosen this issue, think of groups you could connect with or with whom you are already connected, that could help you achieve your goal. These could It could be groups of friends, your church/synagogue/mosque, your college classes, campus clubs, your dorm or local neighborhood. Why did you choose the specific groups you listed and how do you think they could help?
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Pope Innocent XI, #61, March 4, 1679: “He can sometimes be absolved, who remains in aproximate occasion of sinning, which he can and does not wish to omit,but rather directly and professedly seeks or enters into.” – Condemnedstatement by Pope Innocent XI.
Paul Loeb - Soul of a Citizen - Excerpts
How do you hope to balance work, family, and communityinvolvement after you graduate? Do you know any people whove managed to do justiceto all three? Is the example of former student activist Sonya Tinsley useful? What do you think of her statement that if she thinks her responsibilties to her mother or her daughter " are just obstacles or inconveniences getting in the way of my real work, then I’m probably missing the point.”