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.

Winter 2019 Series

The chaplain for the San Francisco 49ers and the Golden State Warriors, and former chaplain for San Quentin, on sports and the spirit.
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The Forum with Chaplain Earl Smith

March 24, 2019

The chaplain for the San Francisco 49ers and the Golden State Warriors, and former chaplain for San Quentin, on sports a...

The only Syrian-born Anglican priest in the world on his work to build peace in a region torn apart by war.

The Forum with Rev. Nadim Nassar

March 31, 2019

The only Syrian-born Anglican priest in the world on his work to build peace in a region torn apart by war.

The founder and former pastor of a Lutheran congregation House for All Sinners and Saints on the one-of-a-kind gathering Why Christian.

The Forum with Nadia Bolz-Weber

April 07, 2019

The founder and former pastor of a Lutheran congregation House for All Sinners and Saints on the one-of-a-kind gathering...

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.

March 17, 2019
Guest: Mary Roach
The best-selling author on the Year of the Body, with her fascinating perspectives on death, sex, eating, spaceflight, a...
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March 10, 2019
Guest: Larry Brilliant
The co-founder of one of the first digital social networks on effecting positive change.
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March 03, 2019
Guest: Patrick Makuakāne
The innovative choreographer on the beauty of the Hawai’ian hula and his transformative work with prisoners
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February 24, 2019
Guest: Tomiquia Moss
A conversation on the current state of homelessness in the Bay Area
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February 10, 2019
Guest: David Thomson
The eminent film critic and historian on his new book Sleeping with Strangers: How the Movies Shaped Desire
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February 03, 2019
Guest:
The celebrated author and teacher on the inspiration and challenge of naturalist John Muir
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January 20, 2019
Guest: Alan Hirsch
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January 20, 2019
Guest:
A discussion on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther Ling Jr.
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November 18, 2018
Guest: Marion Nestle
The food expert on the truth about science versus marketing and her new book Unsavory Truth: How Food Companies Skew th...
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November 11, 2018
Guest: Holcombe Waller
The composer on the creation of his Requiem Mass: A Queer Divine Rite, which performs at the cathedral November 16 and 1...
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