Join us for presentations that stimulate our imagination about living the Christian life in this community, and in today’s changing world. Hear from our rector and lay leaders, as well as distinguished outside speakers on topics that challenge us on a wide range of current issues.
Forums bring us all together to talk about the big issues and tough challenges we face – but also to celebrate our community and find new directions together. Our fall schedule of programs that will offer a wide span of current critical topics and opportunities for meaningful discussion.
Fall 2020 Forums:
November 8 at 10am
Where Do We Go From Here?
A Conversation with Sylvia Burwell, David Ignatius, and Ledlie Laughlin
Five days after the election, in what state will be the fabric of our hearts, our communities, our nation? Seen through eyes of faith, where do we go from here? Sylvia Burwell is the 15th President of American University and the first woman to serve in that role. She served as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 2014-2017, where she oversaw the successful implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and led the department’s response to the Ebola and Zika outbreaks.
David Ignatius is Associate Editor and Columnist for The Washington Post, a fellow of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center and the author of eleven novels; The Paladin is his most recent, published in May 2020.
The Rev. Ledlie Laughlin, rector, will host the conversation.
Sylvia, David, and their respective families are members of St. Columba’s.
November 15 at 10am
Rev. Ledlie Laughlin, Wardens
December 6 at 10am
December 13 at 10am