During the month before the High Holy Days, it's Jewish tradition to read Psalm 27, writes our guest contributor. She reflects on turning inward and the struggle of preparing for quiet reflection.
The Civil Conversations Project (CCP) ~ Season 1
Voices of Civility (Season 1)
- The Kitchenette Building by Gwendolyn Brooks
- Autumn Passage by Elizabeth Alexander
- One Week Later in the Strange by Elizabeth Alexander
- Neonatology by Elizabeth Alexander
- Praise Song for the Day by Elizabeth Alexander
- Ars Poetica #100: I Believe by Elizabeth Alexander
- Translator (James Covey) by Elizabeth Alexander
- Three Poems by Elizabeth Alexander
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About the Project
The Civil Conversations Project (CCP) — ideas and tools for healing our fractured civic spaces.
CCP is a series of radio shows and an online resource for beginning new conversations in families and communities. 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? How is technology playing into all this, and how can we shape it?
This series features seven 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, MIT psychologist and technologist Sherry Turkle, and naturalist and writer Terry Tempest Williams. 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.