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

A discussion with the bestselling author on her bold collection of essays that tell the stories of the people on the ground in Palestine
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Ayelet Waldman: Kingdom of Olives and Ash

October 01, 2017

A discussion with the bestselling author on her bold collection of essays that tell the stories of the people on the gro...

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

The Forum with Sarah Kay and Redwing Keyssar

October 22, 2017

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

Porter discusses her recent documentary, which follows the struggles of the clinic workers and lawyers as they battle 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 recent documentary, which follows the struggles of the clinic workers and lawyers as they battle to...

The co-founder and CEO of the online network Strava, “the social network for athletes,” talks about connecting the global community of athletes and what’s next in Silicon Valley.

Mark Gainey: Sports and Silicon Valley

October 08, 2017

The co-founder and CEO of the online network Strava, “the social network for athletes,” talks about connecting the...

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...

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

The Forum with Sarah Kay

October 15, 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...

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.

November 15, 2015
Guest: Carol Edgarian
Carol Edgarian, award-winning novelist and cofounder of Narrative, in conversation with the Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm C. You...
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November 10, 2015
Guest: Artists Elaine Buckholtz and Floor van de Velde
A stimulating conversation hosted by the Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young, dean of Grace Cathedral, with artists Elai...
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November 08, 2015
Guest: Dr. Philip Clayton
Clayton, a leading contemporary American philosopher and theologian, in conversation with the Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm C. Y...
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November 01, 2015
Guest: Kimberly Burge
Author and activist Kimberly Burge in conversation with Malcolm Clemens Young on her work with young women in South Afri...
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October 25, 2015
Guest: The Rev. John Buehrens
The Rev. John Buehrens, Senior Minister, First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco, in conversation with The...
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October 18, 2015
Guest: Latrenda Leslie and Valentino Luna
In 2012, there were 51,800 children under the age of 18 in California living in foster care. As of July 2014, there wer...
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October 04, 2015
Guest: The Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm C. Young
The Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young, Ninth Dean of Grace Cathedral, in conversation with the Rev. Canon David Forbes
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