The Forum is
A series of stimulating conversations about faith, ethics, and culture.
We invite inspiring and illustrious people to join us on zoom for an authentic — and interactive — conversation with the Forum’s host, Malcolm Clemens Young, the dean of Grace Cathedral. Our guests range from artists, inventors and philosophers, to pop culturists, elected officials and faith leaders. In all of our conversations the goal of The Forum is singular: civil, sophisticated discourse that engages minds and hearts, encouraging us to think about the world in new ways. The Forum meets online on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. or in-person on Sundays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., and is free of charge and open to all.
If you enjoy these engaging dialogues and would like to receive discounts on other arts, music, and cultural offerings found only at Grace, consider joining our GraceArts cultural membership program. Details below.
David Monteith, Dean of Canterbury (Online)
September 20 @ 1 pm
Dean David Monteith and Dean Malcolm Clemens Young of Grace Cathedral will reflect together on the cathedral’s unique role and the ministry of cathedrals in our time.
September 24 @ 9:30 am
Join Malcolm Clemens Young for a conversation with Lee Herrick about poetry as a bridge to social justice, and its enduring power.
Leta McCollough Seletzky: The Kneeling Man (In-Person)
October 1 @ 9:30 am
Join Malcolm Clemens Young for a conversation with Seletzky about her book, The Kneeling Man: My Father’s Life as a Black Spy Who Witnessed the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., and her quest for the truth about her father.
Robert Sapolsky: Determined: A Science of Life Without Free Will (Online)
October 25 @ 6 pm
Join Malcolm Clemens Young for a conversation with Sapolsky about his insights into free will, the monumental task of living our daily lives recognizing that we have no free will, and how that could make for a much more humane world.
Pamela Cooper-White: The Psychology of Christian Nationalism (In-Person)
October 29 @ 9:30 am
Join Malcolm Young for a conversation with Cooper-White about the ways in which advocates for justice can safely and effectively attempt to talk across the deep divides in our society.
Watch or Listen
to Past Forums
Watch The Forum from 2017 to the present on our YouTube channel. You can also listen to The Forum, from the most recent one to October 2018, as an iTunes podcast. Please note: for the most recent Forum, the video is usually posted by the end of the next business day.
Visit our calendar for upcoming conversations on The Forum, and get involved.
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