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.

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Watch or Listen to Past Forums

Below, you can watch or listen to 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.

April 15, 2020
Guest: Timpo Awoye
The director of School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play, on universal issues of beauty and self-worth that face te...
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March 08, 2020
Guest: Hatem Bazian
The co-founder and Professor of Islamic Law and Theology at Zaytuna College on Palestine and Palestinians.
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February 23, 2020
Guest: Christine Carter
Learn about the bridge between childhood and adulthood with the highly acclaimed sociologist
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February 16, 2020
Guest: Avshalom Weinstein and Jake Heggie
The co-founder of Violins of Hope and the composer of a major new chamber work honoring them on the project
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February 09, 2020
Guest: Michael Murphy
The co-founder of Esalen on going where others cannot or will not go in exploring human potential.
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February 02, 2020
Guest: Dr. Rani Jaeger
The head of the Ritual Center at the Shalom Hartman Institute on the current political situation in Israel and Palestin...
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January 19, 2020
A discussion on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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January 03, 2020
Guest: Matthew Fox
The spiritual theologian and activist on the fierce wisdom of Thomas Aquinas
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November 17, 2019
Guest: Rev. Peter Munson
Hear stories from an amazing cross-country walk
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November 10, 2019
Guest: Jose Antonio Vargas
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker and Tony-nominated producer on his new book
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