Being: The Civil Conversations with Krista Tippett
"Restoring Political Civility - An Evangelical View" - American public life feels as fragile and divided as at any time in recent memory. This hour, for On Being's Civil Conversations Project, Krista draws out a leading evangelical thinker and educator, Richard Mouw. He insists that we all must find whole new ways to be in relationship with different others, even while holding passionate disagreements. He offers historical as well as spiritual perspective - on navigating fear, and the temptation it brings to distort the truth about those we perceive as enemies.
On Being's Civil Conversations Project features six voices of wisdom, poetry and practicality: poet Elizabeth Alexander, philosopher Anthony Appiah, abortion rights activist Frances Kissling, Evangelical educator Richard Mouw, civil rights veteran Vincent Harding, and MIT psychologist and technologist Sherry Turkle. In conversation with Krista Tippett, they model new kinds of conversation and relationship with difference. They offer ideas and tools for healing our fractured civic spaces.