The Forum at Cedar Lane

CLUC Ralph Nader 24Ralph Nader speaking at the Evening Forum, Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sunday Morning Forum

The Sunday Morning Forum meets at 10:10 a.m. in the Chalice House between worship services from September - April.  Join us for a talk and free trade coffee!  All are welcome. Free events.


The Evening Forum meets on the second Sunday of each month at 7 p.m. in our auditorium, September - April.  

About the Forum at Cedar Lane

The Forum at Cedar Lane offers Cedar Lane members, friends, and the greater Montgomery County community an opportunity to discuss a broad range of contemporary issues and explore their ethical and spiritual dimensions.  The Forum at Cedar Lane includes our Sunday Morning Forum, which meets weekly at 10:10 a.m. in our Chalice House Main Room between worship services, September 2016 - April 2017.  Enjoy some of our free-trade coffee while you participate!  The Evening Forum meets on the 2nd Sunday of the month (excluding May - August) at 7 p.m. in our auditorium (unless otherwise noted). Evening Forums run closer to 1.5 hours and feature speakers of interest to a wider community.

2016-17 Speakers

Sept 11: Ralph Nader – “A More Just Country for You”
Sept 18: Jennifer Bevan-Dangel – “Who’s Stealing the Vote?”
Sept 25: Lita Proctor, Ph.D. – “You, Your Microbiome and Your Health”
Oct 2: Laurie Duker – Domestic Violence in Montgomery County
Oct 9: Rob Skinner - “The US – UN Relationship... A Year of Transition”
Oct 16: Marc Fisher – “Trump Revealed – An American Journey”
Oct 23: Joan Fidler--- “The Taxpapers League: Working For You”
Oct 30: Matthew Dallek—“Origins of Homeland Security”
Nov 6: Barry W. Lynn – “Separation of Church and State”
Nov 13: John Huker, PhD (Brookings Institute) ---“Marijuana”
Nov 20: Jeanne Hogarth --- financial literacy
Dec 4: Melvin Goodman --- “National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism”
Dec 11: Joanne Husky & Kimberly Weichel---“The Role of the Citizen Diplomat”
Dec 18: Cedar Lane Members on Arizona Trip --- “IT’S YOUR BORDER! --Desperation, Death & Detention in the Arizona Desert”
Jan 15: Jackie Coyle --- “Who’s Homeless in Montgomery County”
Jan 22: Joelle Novey --- “You can Shift to Clean Energy”
Jan 29: Elaine Bonner-Tomkins, PhD & Elijah Wheeler ---“Our School-to-Prison Pipeline”
Feb 5: Senator Rich Madaleno --- “The Session in Annapolis”
Feb 12: Congressman Jamie B. Raskin ( Md Dist. 8)---“The Future of American Democracy in the Age of Trump”
Feb 19: Jack Rodgers--- “From Obamacare to Trumpcare”
Feb 26: Robert Musil---“Lessons for Our Time from Rachel Carson”
Mar 5: Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher---“The Fight for Fifteen:A Living Wage for Montgomery County”
Mar 12: Carol Graham, PhD --- “Unhappiness in America”
Mar 19: Tim Whitehouse ---“Is Fracking Right for Maryland....and You?”
Mar 26: Greg Thielmann---“Measuring Threats to US Security: Where Does President Trump Fit”
Apr 2: John Kelly (Wash Post)--- “It’s Amazing What You See...”
Apr 9: Robert Reischauer, PhD (Urban Institute) ---“Elevate the National Debate”
Apr 23 Mark Schneider --- “Gutting ‘Soft Power’....Does President Trump Care?”
Apr 30: Ralph Neas---“Saving Democracy; Fixing Our Broken Elections”