WHo we are

Since 1992, The Veritas Forum has invited university communities to dialogue with respect and curiosity about the ideas that shape our lives.

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The Christian faith offers both a framework and a motivation for pursuing truth through dialogue with humility.

Many of the world’s great universities were founded on the idea that faith and reason are inseparable in the pursuit of truth. We believe this still holds true—and that an openness to dialogue and discovery is essential to both the university and Christianity. The Veritas Forum puts the Christian faith in dialogue with other beliefs and invites participants from all backgrounds to seek truth together.

WHAT WE DO

Our BELIEFS

The Veritas Forum is grounded and motivated by the historic Christian faith that seeks to love God and neighbor. We affirm the Nicene Creed, and we are ecumenical and invitational in our approach.

OUR HISTORY

Students, faculty, and chaplains at Harvard University planned the first Veritas Forum in 1992. Since then, 200+ universities in North America, Europe, and Asia have hosted 2,000+ Forums. Today, our work includes Forum events, student-run publications, original media content, and more.

OUR NAME

“Veritas” is the Latin word for truth—and a word commonly found in university mottos; it refers to our belief that truth can be sought and found. “Forum” refers to our commitment to create spaces where ideas can be openly shared and discussed.

the veritas forum values

Seeking truth

We believe seeking truth is a core part of the human journey. We desire to grow in our understanding of truth together.

University partnership

We serve the university community, partnering with faculty, administrators, campus ministries, and students to elevate dialogue about life’s big ideas.

Generous dialogue

We enter into dialogue with curiosity and respect, believing we have something to learn from each other.

Whole-life integration

We invite participants to bring all of themselves rather than compartmentalizing or filtering who they are.

Trustworthy excellence

In all we do, we are committed to a high standard of excellence, professionalism, and trust.

Imagine a world where secular tension and thirst for justice provide an opportunity for faith and reason to flourish at the highest possible level.

Ross Douthat
Columnist, New York Times
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We partner with world-class scholars, experts, and thought leaders engaging in conversations about life’s big questions.

Sample Forum Event Speakers

Cullen Buie

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Mia Chung

CONCERT PIANIST & CHAMBER MUSIC COORDINATOR

CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC

Andra Gillespie

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE

EMORY UNIVERSITY

Tim Keller

New York Times Best-Selling Author

Charles Lee

Professor, Management and Accounting

STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

Rosalind Picard

Professor, MIT Media Lab

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Praveen Sethupathy

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

CORNELL UNIVERSITY

Meghan Sullivan

Professor, Department of Philosophy

Notre Dame

Tyler VanderWeele

PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENTS OF EPIDEMIOLOGY AND BIOSTATISTICS

HARVARD T.H. CHAN SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH

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The Veritas Forum staff and board work collaboratively to lead the organization and serve our partners.

MEET OUR TEAM

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We are an international community of students, faculty, campus ministers, and more, who are pursuing a vision of the university that seeks and stewards truth and invites people of all backgrounds to explore the ideas that shape our lives.