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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, October 9, 2022

New York Focus: A Closer Look at Our City and State

Akash Mehta, Editor-in-Chief of journalism start-up New York Focus, reflects on the fight for criminal justice reform, the implementation of a new climate law, and other issues facing our city and our state.


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

October 16: Canterbury Tales: A Cathedral Dean on Two Decades of Service

The Reverend Dr. Robert Willis, the recently retired Dean of Canterbury Cathedral in England, looks back at over two decades of distinguished service. During his time in Canterbury, Dean Willis not only hosted an important Lambeth Conference gathering in 2008 but also founded a popular online “Garden Congregation.”


Watch or listen to The Forum from previous weeks below.

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...

"Ask A Muslim Anything"
09.09.18 | Articles | The Forum

Today we welcomed as our guest speaker Robert Azzi, a Lebanese-American and a Muslim from New Hampshire. At a time when America seems more divided than ever, Mr. Azzi acts to to encourage tolerance, understanding and interfaith dialogue by...

The Practice of Happines
08.26.18 | Articles | The Forum

How are time, money, and the practice of happiness related? What may our faith contribute to the discussion? Join the Reverend Lynn Sanders in an interactive exploration of these questions. Our answers may surprise us!

Treasures of St. Bart's: The Chapel
07.29.18 | Articles | The Forum

Matthew Moretz explored the variety of beautiful imagery in the Chapel, in stone, glass, painting, and fresco. Listen in as he discusses these works of art in close-up detail, and explores how they speak to us, as we reflect on the rich meaning...

Our Brains, Our Beliefs, and Our Well-being
07.22.18 | Articles | The Forum

Our Brains, Our Beliefs, and Our Well-beingToday we welcomed Dr. Mary Ragan and Dr. Ed Griffin of the Psychotherapy and Spirituality Institute. In their presentation and conversation, they integrated the wisdom of neuro-biology, spirituality, and...

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