Trinity Cathedral to Launch National Speaker Series in October


Senator Sherrod Brown and Connie Schultz will participate in a live conversation at Trinity on Oct. 4.

CLEVELAND, OH – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, Pulitzer-winning journalist Connie Schultz, and leading voice of moderate Islam Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf will visit Trinity Cathedral this October as part of a new speaker series celebrating its bicentennial. Free and open to the public, the events will be held at noon on Tuesdays in the nave of Trinity Cathedral.

Presented by Cleveland State University in partnership with Trinity Cathedral and The City Club of Cleveland, the speaker series is titled “A Future that Belongs to Us All.” Select events will be broadcast by ideastream.

Imam Rauf - photo by Enid Bloch (3)

Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf brings his message of reconciliation between Islam and the West to Trinity on Oct. 25.

On October 4, Senator Brown and Connie Schultz will participate in a live discussion about the future of America. On October 25, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, founder of the Cordoba House, will offer a vision of reconciliation between Islam and the West. Harvard philosopher and New York Times-bestselling author Michael Sandel is scheduled to visit Trinity in March 2017, with other speakers to be named.

Dean Tracey Lind of Trinity Cathedral says the impetus for creating the series was a desire to bring together national thought leaders and an intergenerational audience for a series of civil conversations amid ongoing social divisions. “It’s about casting a vision for unity in a world of diversity,” Lind said.

The events are expected to draw the Cleveland State University community, downtown employees, and civic and faith partners throughout the area.