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"Carnival of Citizens" Newsletter

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Updated: 2017-10-18T13:38:23.402+11:00


Citizens' Symposium


A spinoff of the Carnival of Citizens, the Citizens' Symposium is now up. (Be sure to read the Introduction and Policy Defense). This effort is of course in its beginning, trial and error stage. We hope, in time, to work out any kinks. We would love for all to participate. Please do so if time allows. The first edition will consider the topic of free speech.

And make sure to visit the fourth Carnival of Citizen's at Positive Liberty.

CoC #4: Church and State


The fourth edition of the Carnival of Citizens is now up at Positive Liberty.

That's probably the last we'll see of the Carnival of Citizens in its present format. Stay tuned for the new and improved Citizens' Symposium...



There's not much time left to submit your post for the "Church and State", Feb 28 edition of the Carnival of Citizens!

Call #4: Church and State


Carnival of Citizens #4 will be held on Feb 28 at Positive Liberty:
The theme of this edition will be “Church and State,” and submissions should bear some relationship to questions of religion, the public sphere, and the interface between them.

Submit a post here!

Where Next for the CoC?


We need a volunteer to host the next (February) edition of the Carnival of Citizens. Get in touch if you're interested, and feel free to suggest a theme while you're at it.

You're also most welcome to join the discussion over at Philosophy, etc. about ways to foster more discussion between carnival participants.

Edition #3: Reconciliation


Carnival of Citizens #3 is now up at Sportive Thoughts.

The February edition awaits a volunteer to host it...

Extended Deadline for CoC #3


We're pushing edition #3 of the Carnival of Citizens back one week, to allow everyone some extra time to get those submissions in. The new deadline is 11 Jan, with the carnival itself set for January 14.

P.S. Remember the three ways that you can help support the carnival:
1) Contribute with a submission.
2) Spread the word: post about it on your own blog, and encourage your readers to sign up to this newsletter to keep informed about upcoming editions.
3) Volunteer as a host (e.g. for edition #4 in February).

Call #3: Reconciliation


Jared at Sportive Thoughts has put out the call for submissions to the third Carnival of Citizens. The theme this time is reconciliation, though more general entries are also welcome. Here are a few possible questions to get you started:
Is reconciliation solely religious? Or can a kind of social justice, too, achieve a means to reconcile poor with rich, criminal with the law-abiding? If religious alone, why, and from what religious perspective or attitude can reconciliation be achieved? Can divergent perspectives or attitudes be reconciled, or at least, find grounds for peaceful dialogue? When one apologizes, what allows you to accept and move on? What allows one to apologize? Do apologies even serve to reconcile conflicting parties? Can they? Should they? What else can?

You can help spread the word by posting the call on your own blog. And remember to send in your entry by January 5th!

Edition #2


Brandon at Siris presents Carnival of Citizens II: Justice, War, and the Quest for Peace.

Call #2: War and Peace


Brandon of Siris has posted the call for submissions for the 2nd edition of the Carnival of Citizens. This one has the theme: JUSTICE, WAR, AND THE QUEST FOR PEACE.

He writes:
Posts on just war theory or pacifism are especially welcome; however, any posts on topics relevant to war or peace will be seriously considered as candidates for the carnival. The posts may discuss these issues from any perspective, as long as they do so in a deliberative and reflective way. Topics submitted on other themes will be held over for the next, unthemed edition of the carnival.

The deadline for submissions is December 15. To submit, please read the easy-to-follow guidelines, and use the Blog Carnival Submission Form. Posts may be submitted in French, Spanish, or English, but non-English posts should contain a brief English summary of the post contents.

Advance public discussion; submit your post on topics relevant to the theme before the deadline! You can also help by publicizing this call for submissions on your own weblog.

Inaugural Edition posted


The Carnival of Citizens #1 is now up at Philosophy, et cetera.

Call for submissions


The "call for submissions" for the November 26 edition of the Carnival of Citizens has been posted to Philosophy, et cetera. (You may use the Blog Carnival form to submit an article.)

Spread the word!

Theme Suggestions


According to the current plan, mid-monthly editions of the carnival will invite entries on a particular issue or "theme", for purposes of focusing the discussion. They should be significant and controversial issues of general interest. Examples might include terrorism and civil liberties, Iraq, abortion, church and state, welfare reform, markets and regulation, media and democracy, crime and punishment, etc.

Any other suggestions? Feel free to add your own two cents (on these or other possibilities) below...



Greetings! The Carnival of Citizens has been created in hopes of "advancing public debate" -- you can read all about it on the homepage. This site offers a "newsletter" that you can subscribe to -- via email or RSS, see the sidebar -- to receive timely updates and such, including a "call for submissions" to let you know when it's time to send us your entries!

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