Resources from On Being

Here are some resources created by On Being that we wanted to share with you as you engage in your own conversations.


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.

The seven-page pdf opens with an invitational letter from Krista Tippett, and provides a flexible roadmap for speaking together differently in a way that allows us to live together differently.

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.


Ask Three Questions

This is an instant, easy resource to help you host a conversation with friends, coworkers, or family members intentionally. It was created in the wake of a difficult election, but is relevant to any public event or moment that is unsettling for different people in different ways.

The four-page pdf asks you to name the feelings you’re experiencing, imagine the country you long for, and explore what actions you might want to take.

This resource is ideal for groups who already know one another and want to go deeper together. 

Questions from You

Do Questions Matter?

This great letter came in to us from Shani Rosenbaum in Jerusalem. It's a situation many of us have been in this election season. Does conversation really matter, when our disagreements are so stark and important?

Krista Tippett gives her response in this Facebook Live video.

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Acumen Presents: Krista Tippett on the Art of Conversation

Become wiser by learning to hold transformative conversations, ask generous questions and listen with presence