Live Video: A Civil Conversation with john a. powell

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 8:46am

Live Video: A Civil Conversation with john a. powell

john a. powell is one of the most revered thinkers on race today. He'll speak with Krista Tippett, sharing his wisdom on how we might open up our anguished race conversation into the spiritual work of self and belonging.

Join our live video stream this morning for a Civil Conversation with john powell. We'll be taking your questions in the reflections section below and on Twitter (#onbeing).

Monday, March 10, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (CDT)
The Live stream will open at 9:30 AM, please enjoy the music until the conversation begins at 10:00 AM.

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Mariah Helgeson

is a digital editor at On Being. She earned a degree in International Affairs with concentrations in the Middle East and Conflict Resolution from George Washington University. She grew up in Minnesota and was a program associate at the Sustained Dialogue Campus Network. When she’s not submerged in a good book she might be found laughing with her teenage sisters or playing chamber music.

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When John Powell tells an anecdote, listen - they ripple far and wide. Beginning with our tangled lack of connection is the place to get cohesion on climate change action. Neighborhood schools, yes! Want peace at home, make it in the neighborhood.

Thanks so much for this informative event, I learned a lot from him.
There are a couple of things, however, that he is not paying enough attention to. The most important one is the generative power of subconscious. By ignoring this, he falls into the same trap of the old paradigm, sovereignty of the logical mind, that he criticizes.
This fundamental problem also reappears when he talks about policy matters (and advocates direct interventions) or even in his personal approach to God.

john is always a voice that calms me as he speaks. I connect deeply with the idea that we are all interconnected and belong together. I work on a daily basis to build and sustain an inclusive community in Oak Park, IL. Lately, I have been part of efforts to help others learn to do the same. If we decide to make change and cross racial boundaries, we can create a new a expanded "we" in which everyone belongs and everyone benefits. Thank you so much for having john on this show and sharing his wisdom.

How refreshing it is to read "real talk", conversations about change which can actually occur with community action peppered with courage. Humanity wins when tolerance takes the lead. Minds are expanded and dreams are realized...Kudos to you Mr. Powell, you have a fan in Connecticut!

Stumbling across this interview more than a year and numerous confusing and damaging events later - it is a balm to the spirit and a much-needed reminder that positive change is always possible. Thanks.

Stumbling across this interview over a year and many confusing and damaging events later, I feel profoundly ministered to. Thank you for the reminder that peace among people is not just a wild dream.