S1E10: Anne Snyder on Character, Hospitality, and Hyper-Partisanship

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Anne Snyder joins Joanna Meyer and Dustin Moody to talk about her work on character, hospitality, and the unique traits that women bring to their homes, communities, and workplaces. They also tackle the challenges of living in a hyper-partisan moment and a divided political landscape.


Get to know today's guest, Anne Snyder, through her work at The Philanthropy Roundtable, Center for Opportunity Urbanism, and The Trinity Forum.On finding bipartisanship: "I've never really had my faith be channeled through politics. It's been a very rich season of leveraging gifts of hospitality and the arts, frankly, and other sort of spirits of invitation in to our home, and friendship, and convening people together who would not meet otherwise because they may be very politically divided." Anne's attributes for being in the world:

  • Personalism: "seeing every person you encounter in his or her full depth."
  • Concreteness: "find a way of being broken open that's not just head, that's like whole person."
  • Hospitality: "trying to be open to every person and deeply listening and with sort of a posture of potential embrace."

Learn more about Dorothy Day, one of Anne's heroines.Dustin mentioned The Tech-Wise Family*, by Andy Crouch.On our last podcast, Jay Jakub talked about the value of human capital and the role that managers play in employee retention with their employees.Look for Anne's book, The Fabric of Character, out in late 2019.Anne was the primary research for The Road to Character*, by David Brooks.Download the episode transcript.

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