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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.

Journeying the Way of Love, Part IV
12.23.18 | Articles | The Forum

Our Advent Forum series concludes with guided prayer, reflection, and small group time. St. Bart's clergy led us in exploring how our Advent Sunday readings offer a path to live the way of love as individuals, as families and friends, as a...

Journeying the Way of Love, Part III
12.16.18 | Articles | The Forum

Our Advent Forum series continues with guided prayer, reflection, and small group time. St. Bart's clergy lead us in exploring how our Advent Sunday readings offer a path to live the way of love as individuals, as families and friends, as a...

Journeying the Way of Love, Part II
12.09.18 | Articles | The Forum

Journeying the Way of LoveSt. Bart’s clergy offers a 4-week Advent series of guided prayer, reflection, and small group time. Together we explore how our Advent Sunday readings offer a path to live the way of love as individuals, as...

A Visit from Buddy Stallings
11.18.18 | Articles | The Forum

We were delighted to welcome  as our special Forum guest the Reverend Buddy Stallings, Twelfth Rector of St. Bartholomew's Church, who retired in May, 2015. Buddy, in his inimitable way, shared his thoughts on post-retirement life, and life...

The Church and the Ballot Box, Part III
11.11.18 | Articles | The Forum

“The Church and the Ballot Box,” Part 3 of 3: What (Just) Happened?In this final session, we considered the results of the midterm elections in light of what we will have learned. Led by Dr. Patrick Hornbeck, St. Bart’s...

The Church and the Ballot Box, Part II
10.29.18 | Articles | The Forum

“The Church and the Ballot Box,” Part 2 of 3: An interactive discussion about the relationship between faith and our national politics in the current moment. Led by Dr. Patrick Hornbeck, St. Bart’s parishioner, popular and...

The Church and the Ballot Box, Part I
10.14.18 | Articles | The Forum

“The Church and the Ballot Box,” Part 1 of 3: Models and Rules of EngagementView slide presentation here In this first session, we searched church history to identify a series of ways in which the church has engaged with political...

Alan Yarborough - Episcopal Policy Network
10.07.18 | Articles | The Forum

Today’s guest speaker was Alan Yarborough, Communication Coordinator and Office Manager for The Episcopal Church’s Office of Government Relations (OGR), and former young adult missionary in Haiti. Alan shared how the OGR lifts up the...

The Very Reverend Kelly Brown Douglas
09.30.18 | Articles | The Forum

Today’s Forum featured a  conversation with an authentic and groundbreaking leader of the church, The Very Reverend Kelly Brown Douglas, inaugural Dean of Episcopal Divinity School at Union Theological Seminary; and Professor of...

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