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Live Recording of On being with Krista Tippett

Monday, April 29, 2019 | 7:00 PM
Doors open at 6:00 PM  |  Doors close at 6:50 PM

Congregation Rodeph Shalom 
615 N Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

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Thank you all for a wonderful event! 

Interfaith Philadelphia's A Year of Civil Conversations culminated with a live recording of the On Being podcast and public radio show hosted by Krista Tippett. Her special guests were Shane Claiborne, leader of Red Letter Christians, and Omar Saif Ghobash, Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to France and author of Letters to a Young Muslim. Krista guided them in a conversation about their work in their respective faith communities, and how interfaith relationships have helped shape their lives.

Krista Tippett

Krista Tippett founded and leads the On Being Project, an independent non-profit public life and media initiative. She created and hosts the Peabody award-winning On Being public radio show, which is carried on over 400 public radio stations across the U.S., and the On Being podcast, which was downloaded 52 million times in 2017. She also curates the Civil Conversations Project, an emergent approach to conversation and relationship across the differences of our age. In 2014, President Obama awarded Krista the National Humanities Medal at the White House for “thoughtfully delving into the mysteries of human existence. On the air and in print, Ms. Tippett avoids easy answers, embracing complexity and inviting people of every background to join her conversation about faith, ethics, and moral wisdom.”
Krista grew up in a small town in Oklahoma, attended Brown University, became a journalist and diplomat in Cold War Berlin, and later received a Master of Divinity from Yale University. Her first book Speaking of Faith, published in 2007 is a memoir of religion in our time, including her move from geopolitical engagement to theology and the cumulative wisdom of her interviews these past years. In 2010, she published Einstein’s God, drawn from her interviews at the intersection of science, medicine, and spiritual inquiry. Krista’s 2016 New York Times best-selling Becoming Wise: An Inquiry into the Mystery and Art of Living opens into the questions and challenges of this century.


Shane Claiborne

Shane Claiborne is a prominent speaker, activist, and best-selling author. Shane worked with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, and founded The Simple Way in Philadelphia.  He heads up Red Letter Christians, a movement of folks who are committed to living "as if Jesus meant the things he said." Shane is a champion for grace which has led him to jail advocating for the homeless, and to places like Iraq and Afghanistan to stand against war. And now grace fuels his passion to end the death penalty.

Shane’s books include Jesus for President, Red Letter Revolution, Common Prayer, Follow Me to Freedom, Jesus, Bombs and Ice Cream, Becoming the Answer to Our Prayers, Executing Grace, his classic The Irresistible Revolution, and his newest book, Beating Guns (2018, forthcoming). He has been featured in a number of films including "Another World Is Possible" and "Ordinary Radicals." His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Shane speaks over one hundred times a year, nationally and internationally. His work has appeared in Esquire, SPIN, Christianity Today, and The Wall Street Journal, and he has been on everything from Fox News and Al Jazeera to CNN and NPR. He’s given academic lectures at Harvard, Princeton, Liberty, Duke, and Notre Dame.

Shane speaks regularly at denominational gatherings, festivals, and conferences around the globe. Learn more at


Omar Saif Ghobash

OMAR SAIF GHOBASH is the former United Arab Emirates Ambassador to Russia (2008-2017) and Ambassador to France (2017-2018). He began his career with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a diplomat at the UAE Mission to the United Nations.

Ambassador Ghobash sponsors the Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation and is a founding trustee of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction in collaboration with the Man Booker Prize in London.
Ambassador Ghobash is author of the book Letters to a Young Muslim (PICADOR, 2017). He studied Law at Balliol College, Oxford University and Math at the University of London.

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