The Forum

The Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith and ethics 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 Series

Civil rights leader and founder of the Islamic Networks Group, Maha Elgenaidi, in conversation
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Maha Elgenaidi on Who Belongs in America and the Muslim Experience

October 02, 2016

Civil rights leader and founder of the Islamic Networks Group, Maha Elgenaidi, in conversation

Pulitzer Prize nominee and San Francisco native Richard Rodriguez in conversation

Richard Rodriguez on the State of the City and the Nation

October 23, 2016

Pulitzer Prize nominee and San Francisco native Richard Rodriguez in conversation

Inequality expert, activist and author Chuck Collins in conversation

Chuck Collins on Tackling Inequality

November 13, 2016

Inequality expert, activist and author Chuck Collins in conversation

Isabel Allende, the best-selling author and activist

Isabel Allende on Women

October 09, 2016

Isabel Allende, the best-selling author and activist

UC President Janet Napolitano, former Secretary of Homeland Security and Governor of Arizona

Janet Napolitano on Education

October 25, 2016

UC President Janet Napolitano, former Secretary of Homeland Security and Governor of Arizona

The former Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori

Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori on Caring for the Earth

November 20, 2016

The former Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori

Leading national expert in spirituality, health and child development, Dr. Lisa Miller, in conversation

Dr. Lisa Miller on The Spiritual Child

October 16, 2016

Leading national expert in spirituality, health and child development, Dr. Lisa Miller, in conversation

Founder and Director of The Pluralism Project, Dr. Diana Eck

Diana Eck on the Realities of Religious Diversity

November 06, 2016

Founder and Director of The Pluralism Project, Dr. Diana Eck

Our 2016 Artists in Residence discuss their installation

Benjamin Bergery and Jim Campbell on Public Art

December 11, 2016

Our 2016 Artists in Residence discuss their installation

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 to all the way back to 2007, as an iTunes podcast.

September 27, 2016
Guest: Jennifer Siebel Newsom
Filmmaker and advocate Jennifer Siebel Newsom
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September 25, 2016
Guest: Jeff Kositsky, Audrey Cooper and Ken Reggio
Jeff Kositsky, the director of City Hall’s new Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing; Audrey Cooper, San F...
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August 16, 2016
Guest: Dr. Kenneth Taylor, Stanford University Philosophy professor
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May 29, 2016
Guest: Lily Pearsall
Lily Pearsall, Curatorial Project Manager at SFMOMA
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May 22, 2016
Guest: Karen Korematsu
Karen Korematsu, founder and Executive Director of the Fred T. Korematsu Institute
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May 15, 2016
Guest:
LaDoris Cordell, retired judge, former independent police auditor and co-founder of the African-American Composer Initia...
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May 08, 2016
Guest:
Rita Semel, executive vice chair of the San Francisco Interfaith Council and Elisabeth Semel, director of the Berkeley L...
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May 01, 2016
Guest: Daniel Handler
Daniel Handler, bestselling author (AKA Lemony Snicket)
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April 24, 2016
Guest: Jasson Minadakis
Marin Theatre Company's Artistic Director Jasson Minadakis
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April 17, 2016
Guest: John Danforth
John Danforth, senator from Missouri and United States representative to the United Nations. Hosted by Alan Jones, dean ...
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