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.
Caroline Alexander – The Iliad: The Story of Modern War (In-Person)
May 14, 2023
Join Malcolm Clemens Young for a conversation with Alexander about the relevance of the story of The Iliad to us today and the enduring power of its poetry.
The Rev. Norman Fong: A Life of Activism
May 28, 2023
Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Chinatown Community Ambassador and lifelong activist Rev. Norman Fong.
The Forum with Nguyen Pham
June 4, 2023
Kick off Pride Month with a conversation with Nguyen Pham, the first Vietnamese president of San Francisco Pride, the non-profit organization founded to produce the SF Pride Celebration and Parade.
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.