The Civic Dimension
- Trendwatch: Thieves Taking the Christ out of Christmas. Literally.
- Bathroom Panic: How Faith-Based Myths Discriminate Against Transgender People
- In Troubled Times, Does 'The Black Church' Still Matter?
National Public Radio
- Setting Aside a Scholarly Get-Together, for the Planet’s Sake
The New York Times
Civic life includes all the places in the “public square” where people encounter one another as citizens. The basis of civic life is not one or many religious traditions, but the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the range of ways in which citizens cooperate in civil society. In Greater Boston, immigrants now account for more than a quarter of the population; cultural and religious diversity is increasingly reflected in our public square. Religious communities, and especially the new minority communities are active participants in civic life. All of these factors are continually changing civic life in Greater Boston, challenging us to reconsider who “we” are as a city.