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.

November 12, 2017
Guest: Peter Coyote
The distinguished actor, Emmy-winning narrator, author, activist and fully transmitted Zen Buddhist priest joins our dea...
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November 05, 2017
Guest:
The San Francisco Opera General Director joins dean emeritus Alan Jones for a conversation about art, locally and politi...
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October 29, 2017
Guest: Joyce Maynard
The best-selling author discusses her memoir about discovering strength amid great loss
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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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