The Public Morality

Hosted by Byron Williams, The Public Morality is a weekly conversation with scholars, artists, activists, scientists, philosophers and newsmakers about issues that matter to our common life.

The bias of The Public Morality is to serve as the starting point for discourse rather than seeking to offer the last word. We may frustrate you by raising more questions than providing answers, but we will maintain a commitment to what is said will always be superior to who says it; for that is the only road that leads to a more perfect union.  

About the Host

Rev. Byron Williams is one of the leading public theologians in the nation. He is a columnist, author, and adjunct professor at Wake Forest University School of Divinity.  His weekly column appears in the Huffington Post, Winston Salem Journal, and multiple newspapers in Northern California. 

He is the author of the bestselling 1963: The Year of Hope and Hostility, which won the 2014 International Book Award for US History. His previous book, Strip Mall Patriotism: Moral Reflections on the Iraq War, is a series of essays covering a four-year span in what is arguably America’s worst foreign-policy decision.