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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, February 5, 2023

The Lunar New Year

As the celebration of the Lunar New Year comes to a close with the Lantern Festival, Ying Yen, Executive Director of the New York Chinese Cultural Center, provides background on the multi-week observance and its place within Chinese culture. 

Please post your questions for our speaker in the comments section on Facebook or YouTube, or email the Reverend Peter D. Thompson, Vicar, at .

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Coming up at The Forum

February 5: The Lunar New Year 

As the celebration of the Lunar New Year comes to a close with the Lantern Festival, Ying Yen, Executive Director of the New York Chinese Cultural Center, provides background on the multi-week observance and its place within Chinese culture. 


Watch or listen to The Forum from previous weeks below.

Stonewall after 50 Years - Jason Baumann
06.16.19 | Articles | The Forum

Love and Resistance—Stonewall After 50 YearsThe 2019 World Pride celebration in New York City marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall riots, the demonstrations in Greenwich Village that paved the way for more recent advances in...

Keep It Local - Elizabeth Yeampierre
05.19.19 | Articles | The Forum

Keep it Local: Addressing Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Climate JusticeClimate change does not impact all communities equally; often it has a particularly devastating effect on those communities already experiencing disproportionate...

Earth as Sanctuary - Fletcher Harper
05.12.19 | Articles | The Forum

Earth as Sanctuary: An Interfaith Approach to Creation CareThe world’s major religious traditions, each in their own way, view the earth as sacred, and faithful people of all creeds see their efforts to protect Creation as holy work. The...

Artist Noah Buchanan
04.14.19 | Articles | The Forum

Artist Noah Buchanan shares with us the creative process that resulted in his Crucifixion painting, currently on display in the North Transept Chapel, and contemplates how art can help us better understand and appreciate the love Jesus...

Meet the Reverend Peter Thompson
04.07.19 | Articles | The Forum

Meet our newest clergyperson, the Reverend Peter Thompson, Associate Rector for Formation and Liturgy. Bishop Dean Wolfe, Rector of St. Bart’s, talked with Peter about his call to ministry, his experience as a young priest in the Church...

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