Civil Conversations

    November 4, 2017

    ‘Does conversation really matter when our disagreements are so stark and important?’

    Better Conversations: A Starter Guide

    It seems we are more divided than ever before — unable to speak across the differences we must engage to create the world we want for ourselves and others. We offer this guide as a resource for creating new spaces for listening, conversation, and engagement. We’ve created it as producers, but more as citizens, out of what we’ve learned in over a decade of conversation on On Being.

    Dialogue on:

    • Words That Matter
    • Generous Listening
    • Adventurous Civility
    • Humility
    • Patience
    • Hospitality

    And, ask three questions:

    1. What are you feeling?
    2. What is the country that you long for?
    3. As your bravest self, what do you do now?

    This guide is intended to help ground and animate a gathering of friends or strangers in a conversation that might take place over weeks or months. Adapt this guide for your group and your intentions, choosing a focus and readings you find meaningful and relevant.

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