Monday, May 14, 2012

Read the book "Soul of a Citizen" for civic engagement inspiration

From:  Paul Loeb Explores the Soul of a Citizen  |  NCoC - National Conference on Citizenship

  • Book:  Soul of a Citizen: Living With Conviction in Challenging Times, by Paul Loeb

  • Based on thirty-five years studying the psychology of social involvement, Loeb describes how ordinary citizens can make their voices heard and their actions count in a time when they often feel neither matter.

  • Soul explores what leads some people to get involved in larger community issues while others feel overwhelmed or uncertain.

  • Soul explores what it takes to maintain commitment for the long haul.

  • Soul explores how community involvement and citizen activism can give back a sense of connection and purpose rare in purely personal life.

  • At the heart of Soul of a Citizen are profiles of a broad range of people who've learned how to be active and engaged citizens.