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

Our 2017 Artist in Residence will share her passion for inspiring children to find their voice and using creativity as a pathway to empathy
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The Forum with Sarah Kay and Jack Boulware

October 22, 2017

Our 2017 Artist in Residence will share her passion for inspiring children to find their voice and using creativity as a...

The distinguished actor, Emmy-winning narrator, author, activist and fully transmitted Zen Buddhist priest joins our dean, Malcolm Clemens Young and dean emeritus Alan Jones in conversation

Peter Coyote: An Irregular Education

November 12, 2017

The distinguished actor, Emmy-winning narrator, author, activist and fully transmitted Zen Buddhist priest joins our dea...

The best-selling author and erstwhile muse of J.D. Salinger will discuss her memoir about discovering strength amid great loss

Joyce Maynard: The Best of Us

October 29, 2017

The best-selling author and erstwhile muse of J.D. Salinger will discuss her memoir about discovering strength amid grea...

Porter discusses her documentary following the struggles of those battling to keep abortion safe and legal for millions of American women

Gender Justice Series with Dawn Porter: Reproductive Justice

November 19, 2017

Porter discusses her documentary following the struggles of those battling to keep abortion safe and legal for millions ...

The San Francisco Opera General Director joins dean emeritus Alan Jones for a conversation about art, locally and politically.

Matthew Shilvock: State of the Arts

November 05, 2017

The San Francisco Opera General Director joins dean emeritus Alan Jones for a conversation about art, locally and politi...

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.

October 15, 2017
Guest:
Our 2017 Artist in Residence will share her passion for inspiring children to find their voice and using creativity as a...
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October 08, 2017
Guest:
The co-founder and CEO of the online network Strava, “the social network for athletes,” talks about connecting the...
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October 01, 2017
Guest: Ayelet Waldman
A discussion with the bestselling author on her bold collection of essays that tell the stories of the people on the gro...
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September 24, 2017
Guest: Margaret Miles
An historian of Christianity whose deeply personal experiences address the universal
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September 17, 2017
Guest: Garrison Keillor
The beloved author, storyteller, humorist and radio personality
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June 11, 2017
Guest: Joel Selvin
Best-selling author and pop music critic will offer his insights into the lasting impact of the 1967 cultural revolution...
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June 04, 2017
Guest:
What has changed since IsraAID staff and volunteers were guests at The Forum just over a year ago?
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May 21, 2017
Guest: Ben Stern
Ben Stern, a Holocaust survivor discusses a fiercely public battle against the Nazis in Skokie, Illinois
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May 14, 2017
Guest:
Activist and comic book author P. Kristen Enos on how humor can educate.
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May 07, 2017
Guest:
Psychologist and author Thomas Plante on bringing civility and compassion back into political discourse.
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