The Forum

The Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith, ethics and culture in relation to the important issues of our day. We invite inspiring and illustrious people to sit down for a real conversation with the Forum’s host, Malcolm Clemens Young, the dean of Grace Cathedral and with you. Our guests range from artists, inventors and philosophers to pop culturists and elected officials, but the point of The Forum is singular: civil, sophisticated discourse that engages minds and hearts to think in new ways about the world.

Fall 2018 Series

Grace Cathedral’s Artist in Residence on her residency in the Year of Truth
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The Forum with Sukey Bryan: The Art of Climate Change

September 23, 2018

Grace Cathedral’s Artist in Residence on her residency in the Year of Truth

Race Forward’s Vice President of Narrative, Arts, and Culture on race, culture and resegregation

The Forum with Jeff Chang: Notes on Race and Resegregation

October 14, 2018

Race Forward’s Vice President of Narrative, Arts, and Culture on race, culture and resegregation

The bestselling novelist discusses her first work of nonfiction Survivor Café: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory

The Forum with Elizabeth Rosner: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth of Memory

November 04, 2018

The bestselling novelist discusses her first work of nonfiction Survivor Café: The Legacy of Trauma and the Labyrinth ...

Our Forum guest for September 30 will be announced soon

The Forum

September 30, 2018

Our Forum guest for September 30 will be announced soon

The activist and daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu on the continuing struggle for human rights

The Forum with Nontombi Naomi Tutu: Truth and Reconciliation

October 21, 2018

The activist and daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu on the continuing struggle for human rights

The composer on the creation of his Requiem Mass: A Queer Divine Rite, which performs at the cathedral November 16 and 17

The Forum with Holcombe Waller: A Divine Queer Rite

November 11, 2018

The composer on the creation of his Requiem Mass: A Queer Divine Rite, which performs at the cathedral November 16 and 1...

The Stanford University neuroscientist on the human animal, as we celebrate the blessing of the animals on St. Francis Day

The Forum with Robert Sapolsky: At Our Best and Worst

October 07, 2018

The Stanford University neuroscientist on the human animal, as we celebrate the blessing of the animals on St. Francis D...

The writer, historian and activist on the war at home, explored in her latest book Call Them By Their True Names: American Crises and Essays

The Forum with Rebecca Solnit: Call Them By Their True Names

October 28, 2018

The writer, historian and activist on the war at home, explored in her latest book Call Them By Their True Names: Americ...

The food expert on the truth about science versus marketing and her new book Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew the Science of What We Eat

The Forum with Marion Nestle: Unsavory Truth

November 18, 2018

The food expert on the truth about science versus marketing and her new book Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew th...

Watch or Listen to Past Forums

Below, you can watch Forums from Fall 2015 on. You can also listen to Forums, from the most recent one all the way back to 2007, as an iTunes podcast. Please note: for the most recent Forum, the video is usually posted by the end of the next business day.

September 16, 2018
Guest:
The Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution and former Secretary of State on climate change, in the context of t...
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May 20, 2018
Guest: Bishop Marc Handley Andrus
The Bishop of California and longtime climate activist on the We Are Still In movement and climate action as prayer.
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May 13, 2018
Guest: Kim Shuck
San Francisco’s Poet Laureate on art and racism.
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April 29, 2018
Guest:
Journalist and author Sasha Abramsky analyzes America's most dangerous epidemic: irrational fear.
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April 22, 2018
Guest: Maurice Hall
On Earth Day, talk about water with Environmental Defense Fund’s Associate Vice President of Ecosystems
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March 04, 2018
Guest: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
The award-winning author on her latest book, Loaded: A Disarming History of the Second Amendment, the history of gun cul...
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February 25, 2018
Guest:
The president and founder of the United Religions Initiative and retired Bishop of California on his latest book.
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February 18, 2018
Guest:
Filmmaker and journalist, Keris Salmon, discusses her exhibit, We Have Made These Lands What They Are: The Architecture ...
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February 11, 2018
Guest:
The president and founder of Convergence on forming alliances to solve seemingly insolvable national issues
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February 04, 2018
Guest:
ODC/Dance Company’s co-Artistic Director on the premiere of her new work, joined by Sidney Chen, long-time member of V...
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