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Every Sunday at 10 am

Each Sunday at 10:00 am, we explore important issues at the intersection of faith and the modern world.

 This Sunday at The Forum

Sunday, January 23, 2022, 10 am, in the Great Hall

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The Forum: Sunday, January 23, 2022

Two Friends, Two Prophets: Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and Martin Luther King, Jr.

We continue our look at The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s interfaith partnerships with Susannah Heschel, the Eli M. Black Distinguished Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College, who reflects on the friendship shared by King and her father, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. To read an article by Professor Heschel about the friendship, click hereThis session of The Forum will be held virtually, with in-person viewing available in the Great Hall.

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The Forum: Sunday, January 16, 2022

Brothers in Beloved Community: The Friendship of Thich Nhat Hanh and Martin Luther King Jr.

As we celebrate The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, the Right Reverend Marc Andrus, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of California, offers an inside look at King's friendship with the Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh. Bishop Andrus' released a book on the subject in late 2021. View the book here: Brothers in Beloved Community: The Friendship of Thich Nhat Hanh and Martin Luther King Jr. Bishop Andrus has extended a 30% discount on the purchase of his book through the publisher, using the code Marc30. The offer is good through January 23. To place an order, visit the publisher's website here.  

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Upcoming at The Forum

Sunday, January 23, 2022
Two Friends, Two Prophets: Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and Martin Luther King, Jr.
We continue our look at The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s interfaith partnerships with Susannah Heschel, the Eli M. Black Distinguished Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College, who reflects on the friendship shared by King and her father, Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel. To read an article by Professor Heschel about the friendship, click hereThis session of The Forum will be held virtually, with in-person viewing available in the Great Hall.

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Sunday, January 30, 2022
Marking Two Years of Responding to COVID-19
Dr. Rob Radtke, president of Episcopal Relief and Development and a St. Bart's parishioner, reflects on two years of responding to an historic pandemic.
 

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Sunday, February 6, 2022
Absalom Jones, America’s First Black Priest: What does it mean to tell his story?

The Reverend Mark Bozzuti-Jones, Director of Spiritual Formation at Trinity Retreat Center in West Cornwall, Connecticut and a former member of the clergy staff at St. Bart’s, returns to reflect on the life and leadership of The Reverend Absalom Jones, who in 1802 became the first Black person to be ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church. Bozzuti-Jones’ new book on Absalom Jones was released in late 2021. 


Watch or listen to The Forum from previous weeks below.

Matters of Life and Death - Tiffany Stanley
03.08.20 | Articles | The Forum

Matters of Life and Death: Religion, Politics and the Contentious Moral Debates of Our TimeAt the intersection of religion and politics, few topics are as contentious as those that bookend a life—from abortion and stem cells to the death...

Faith and the Presidency - Randall Balmer
02.16.20 | Articles | The Forum

God in the White House: Faith and the PresidencyThough the Constitution attempts to draw some boundaries between religion and the government, religion clearly has influenced— and continues to influence—our elected officials, including...

Liz Kineke - Religion is Always in the Room
02.02.20 | Articles | The Forum

Religion is Always in the Room: Liz Kineke on Religion, Politics, and UnderstandingLiz Kineke served for over fourteen years as the producer of CBS’ award-winning Religion and Culture series. As she revisits her transition to religion...

Kenya Water Project Update - Richard Bayles
01.05.20 | Articles | The Forum

Fresh, clean water in sufficient quantity for daily living is transforming in many parts of the world. Nowhere is this more true than in Africa. Eleven years ago the Parish of St. Bartholomew’s Church initiated the funding for a water...

The Crisis of Human Trafficking, Part 2 of 2
11.24.19 | Articles | The Forum

The Crisis of Human Trafficking, Part 2 of 2: Why All Our Children are Vulnerable and How to Protect Them Each year thousands of children, average age of 11-15, are trafficked right here from our own communities in and around NYC. A growing...

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