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The Forum

Every Sunday at 10 am

Each week, guest speakers from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines join the Reverend Peter Thompson and other St. Bart's clergy for deep and insightful conversations about topics that matter to our lives as responsible citizens and people of faith. Speakers in recent years have included winners of the Tony Award, the Emmy Award, the MacArthur Fellowship, and the Pulitzer Prize, professors from prominent universities like Yale, Harvard, Princeton, and Columbia, and journalists from New YorkThe New Yorker, and The Atlantic.

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Sunday, May 26 at 10 am: When is War Just?

As wars rage on in Ukraine, in the Middle East, and throughout the world, Walter Dorn, Professor of Defence Studies at the Canadian Forces College and the Royal Military College in Toronto, offers some Memorial Day reflections on the ethics of war.


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Upcoming Forums

June 2: The Spiritual Child: Cultivating a Sense of the Sacred in the Young

Lisa Miller, Professor of Psychology and Education at Teachers College and Founder of the Spirituality, Mind, Body Institute at Teachers College, Columbia University, shares insights on the spirituality of children and adolescents.


Watch or listen to The Forum from previous weeks below.

Philanthropy: Love and Power
06.12.22 | Articles | The Forum

Kathryn O'Neal-Dunham, CEO of Philanthropy New York, speaks about how philanthropic organizations and individuals enact love through the skillful exercise of their power. 

Summer Reading Preview
05.29.22 | Articles | The Forum

Frank Collerius and Crystal Chen, co-hosts of New York Public Library’s podcast The Librarian Is In, return to St. Bart’s to offer suggestions for summer reading. Please post your questions for our speaker in...

Technology and the Church
05.22.22 | Articles | The Forum

The Right Reverend Mary Glasspool reflects on the role that technology should play in the life of the Church as it emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic. Please post your questions for our speaker in the comments section...

The Great Organ of St. Bartholomew's
05.15.22 | Articles | The Forum

The Great Organ of St. Bartholomew’sDays before a St. Bart’s Conservancy gala concert featuring our celebrated Great Organ, Dr. Paolo Bordignon, Organist and Choirmaster, outlines the history and characteristics of the instrument and...

A Rabbi and A Priest in Conversation
04.03.22 | Articles | The Forum

4/3 A Rabbi and A Priest in Conversation As Easter and Passover both approach, The Reverend Meredith Ward speaks with Rabbi Sarah Berman, Director of Adult Education at Central Synagogue, about the connections between Christianity and Judaism...

Money Legacies
03.27.22 | Articles | The Forum

Donald Romanik, St. Bart's parishioner, President of The Episcopal Church Foundation and author of Money Legacies, calls us to recognize and reconsider the ways in which we were taught to think about money as children...

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