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.

February 07, 2016
Guest: Gary Kamiya
On February 7, the day of the Big Game, Gary Kamiya, the NFL- and Olympics-covering journalist, talked sports with Malco...
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January 31, 2016
Guest: Malcolm Margolin
Malcolm Margolin, author of one of the hundred most important books of the twentieth century by a western writer, in con...
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January 24, 2016
Guest: David Talbot, founder of Salon
The winter season of The Forum kicks off with David Talbot, founder of Salon, the first and greatest of the web magazine...
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November 22, 2015
Guest: James P. Steyer
James P. Steyer, CEO and founder of Common Sense Media in conversation with The Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm C. Young about how...
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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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