Michigan Avenue Forums

Michigan Avenue Forums at Fourth Presbyterian Church promote civic formation within the Chicagoland community by presenting a series of events that feature important thinkers and public leaders in live lecture or debate format, discussing current issues of civic and ethical priority.

Recent forums have featured Elaine Pagels on her book Revelations; Walter Brueggemann on ministry in the twenty-first century; a panel discussion, cohosted with WBEZ, on NATO in the twenty-first century; Nadia Bolz-Weber on her books Pastrix (in 2013) and Accidental Saints (in 2015); and a mass incarceration series that included an evening of conversation with Iva Carruthers and WBEZ's Natalie Moore as well as a panel discussion with John Chisholm, Barbara Wilson, Christophe Ringer, and Reggie Williams that was moderated by Jeanne Bishop (in 2016).

For information about Michigan Avenue Forums, contact Mark Eldred, Worship Coordinator and Interim Director of Adult Education.

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