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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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Lenten Series - I’m the problem. It’s me: Reflections on Self-Reflection

According to the Book of the Common Prayer, one of the purposes of Lent is to provide time for “self-examination.” This Lent, speakers from a variety of fields discuss how, through music, literature, religious ritual, and medical care, we can come to understand ourselves better.

Sunday, March 10
I'm the problem. It's me: Confession in the Episcopal Church


Many Episcopalians are surprised to learn that their Church offers personal confession. The Rt. Rev. Andrew St. John, Bishop-in-Residence at St. Thomas Fifth Avenue, provides an overview of the rite as it is used within our own tradition.

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Upcoming Forums

Sunday, March 17

Dr. Patricia Tidwell, psychotherapist, on the power of therapy.


Watch or listen to The Forum from previous weeks below.

Summer Reading
08.01.21 | Articles | The Forum

Frank Collerius and Crystal Chen, co-hosts of the New York Public Library’s podcast The Librarian Is In, offer summer reading recommendations and address questions about reading, libraries, and books.

Picturing Mary Magdalene
07.18.21 | Articles | The Forum

Our newest clergyperson, the Reverend Meredith Ward, Interim Associate Rector, explores the story of Mary Magdalene through art and scripture and examines how early interpretations of her have shaped our current understanding of this first...

Frederick Douglass and the Fourth of July
07.04.21 | Articles | The Forum

This is a replay of a popular installment of The Forum from July 5, 2020. David Blight, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and...

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