Public Lecture with Krista Tippett




Title: The Adventure of Civility

April 24, 2020, Time: TBA

Location: TBA

Abstract

Our young century is awash with urgent questions of survival, of meaning, of how we structure our common life and who we are to each other. And yet it seems we are more divided than ever before - unable to listen and speak across the differences we must engage to create the world we want for ourselves and our children. Krista Tippett's public radio show and podcast, On Being, brings a vast range of voices to the animating questions at the center of life: What does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live? Her Civil Conversations Project has focused these questions on public life, in practical terms, for communities from the deep south to Harvard Law School. She will speak with us about how we can all shape our presence to this moment we inhabit and begin to create the conversations we want to be hearing, where we live.

About Krista Tippett

Krista Tippett is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and New York Times bestselling author. As the creator and host of public radio’s On Being (www.onbeing.org), which airs on over 400 public radio stations nationwide and globally via podcast, Tippett takes up the great animating questions of human life: What does it mean to be human, and how do we want to live? Krista and her guests reach beyond the headlines to explore meaning amidst the political, economic, cultural, and technological shifts of twenty-first century life. Her guests have ranged from poets and artists to activists and spiritual leaders. The On Being podcast has been downloaded and played more than 200 million times and was named one of The Atlantic’s 50 best podcasts of 2017. Tippett’s Civil Conversations Project (www.civilconversationsproject.org), launched in 2011, is a series of conversations, public events, and resources that offer ideas and tools for healing our fractured civic spaces. Tippett is also the author of three highly regarded books exploring spirituality and meaning, including the New York Times bestseller Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living, Einstein’s God: Conversations about Science and the Human Spirit, and Speaking of Faith: Why Religion Matters and How to Talk About It. In 2014, she received the National Humanities Medal from President Obama for “thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence.” Tippett’s next book, Letters to a Young Citizen, is described as a field guide for discovering creative possibilities and reclaiming conversation and civility.


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