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Thomas Plante: Living Ethically in an Unethical World

Sunday, May 7 @ 9:30 am

It’s official.  Recent research from the American Psychological Association has indicated that the public is stressed out by our political climate like never before, Republican and Democratic alike. Part of the problem is that political discourse and behavior has gotten uglier than ever. The director of the Spirituality and Health Institute at Santa Clara University, clinical professor of psychiatry at Stanford and author of Do the Right Thing: Living Ethically in an Unethical World joins us to talk about how to manage our Post Election Stress Disorder and how to find a way to bring civility, compassion and the common good back into political discourse.



About the guest

Thomas G. Plante, Ph.D., ABPP is the Augustin Cardinal Bea, S.J. University Professor and directs the Spirituality and Health Institute at Santa Clara University. He is also an adjunct clinical professor of psychiatry at Stanford University.  He has been vice-chair of the National Review Board for the Protection of Children for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. He has published 21 books including, Graduating with Honor: Best Practices to Promote Ethics Development in College Students (2017), Do the Right Thing: Living Ethically in an Unethical World (2004), Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church: A Decade of Crisis, 2002-2012 (2011). He maintains a private practice as a licensed psychologist and specializes in Catholic and Episcopalian clerics and laypersons.


Psych Today blog

SCU Illuminate blog


About 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.

About the host

The Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young is the dean of Grace Cathedral. He is the author of The Spiritual Journal of Henry David Thoreau and The Invisible Hand in Wilderness: Economics, Ecology, and God, and is a regular contributor on religion to the Huffington Post.




Sunday, May 7
9:30 am
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