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.

Hosted by our adult education Academy for Faith and Life program, 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 (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).

As future forums are scheduled, they will be listed here. Please check back periodically—and plan to join us for these thought-provoking conversations.

Want to learn more about other Academy for Faith and Life adult education opportunities? Check out our course listings, view our calendar, sign up for our newsletter, or contact the Academy staff at academy@fourthchurch.org

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