Although Faith & Law lectures are important, the best way to renew your mind is to cultivate a thoughtful worldview in community. Led by current or veteran senior staff from Capitol Hill, Faith & Law Reading Groups are for congressional staff. Congressional Staff are busy, so rather than reading through a whole book, we read and discuss a short essay or article at each meeting. You won’t fall behind if you miss a meeting. Reading Groups meet bi-monthly. For recently discussed articles, see below.
Join a Reading Group
With a vision to cultivate a deeper understanding of what it means for congressional staff to be called to and serve in the public square, reading groups provide staff an opportunity to think more deeply about the themes and topics presented in the Faith & Law lectures and to build fellowship with like-minded believers.
Every other week, reading groups with approximately 15-20 members meet to discuss readings that illumine current political, cultural or theological issues. For reading group meeting times and locations:
Email the Reading Groups Coordinator Here
The History of Reading Groups
The Capitol Hill reading groups were born out of the Faith & Law Lecture Series and its vision to cultivate a deeper understanding of what it means for congressional staff to be called to, and serve in, the public square.
Mark Rodgers started the original Faith & Law reading group in 1994 out of a desire to think more deeply about the themes and topics presented in the Faith & Law lectures and to build fellowship with like-minded believers. The original reading group still meets today and has grown to include about 60 participants, mostly composed of senior aides in the House and Senate.