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.

Past Michigan Avenue 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 and (two years later) Accidental Saints; a series on mass incarceration; and most recently the October 2022 forum “The 1619 Project Revisited: Race, History, and the Future” — A Conversation with Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of the New York Times’ 1619 Project, and WBEZ’s Natalie Moore, which was moderated by D. Bradford Hunt, Professor and Chair in the Department of History at Loyola University.

For more information about Michigan Avenue Forums, contact the Adult Education office.


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