The Civil Conversations Project

The Civil Conversations Project

How do we speak the questions we don't know how to ask each other? Can we find ways to bridge gulfs between us about politics, morality, and life itself? Can we do that even while we continue to disagree, passionately? Krista Tippett draws out voices of wisdom, poetry, and practicality – modeling a new kind of conversation and relationship with difference. They offer ideas and tools for healing our fractured civic spaces.

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October 11, 2013
By Trent Gilliss

A young Pakistani girl shares a story of strength and peace that leaves us all in awe.

March 12, 2014
By Peter J. Michaels

A lapsed Catholic takes heart in Pope Francis' words as he considers his role as a journalist and a media consumer.

November 07, 2013
By Trent Gilliss

Sally Kohn offers a vision of how we can better communicate with others who don't share our perspectives and ideas. The way in? Emotional correctness rather than political correctness.

December 12, 2013
By Trent Gilliss

Watch a recording of our live video stream with Rev. Lucas Johnson and Dr. Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons at NPR headquarters in Washington, DC. The topic: nonviolence and how social change happens. A riveting hour story and substance.

December 11, 2014
By Omid Safi

It’s not merely a sin-sick soul that is in need of profound redemption, writes our columnist, it is also our society and structural institutions that call out for being redeemed and transformed. A clear call to question, connect, and transform ourselves and our institutions.