National Day of Listening

National Day of Listening

November 25, 2011

Honor your favorite teacher and share a story about her or him.

November 26, 2010

that's all it wasOn my radio show, which covers issues of faith and moral imagination, I encourage my guests to follow a couple of ground rules: No abstractions about God, and speak in the first person, not on behalf of your group or tradition (or God). This makes statements of belief much more hospitable, easier to hear. A listener might disagree with your opinion on ultimate questions but can’t disagree with your experience of them. There is a profound difference between hearing someone say “this is the truth” and hearing her say “this is my truth.”

November 24, 2008

For the National Day of Listening: listen to stories of friends and loved ones, and record them too.

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