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The Forum

Every Sunday at 10 am

Each Sunday at 10:00 am, we explore important issues at the intersection of faith and the modern world.

Sunday at The Forum

Sunday, October 24, 10 AM, in the great hall

Join us live and in-person for The Forum in the Great Hall. The Forum will also be livestreamed for those who prefer to tune in remotely.

Christianity’s Complicated Origins: Implications for Christian-Jewish Relations Today

Jesus himself was Jewish, as were his disciples and the earliest Christians, and yet Christians have often downplayed their Jewish origins. Mary C. Boys, the Skinner & McAlpin Professor of Theology at Union Theological Seminary and the author of several books on Christian-Jewish relations, looks at how Christians might show greater reverence for Jesus’ own tradition. Post your questions in the comments on either Facebook or YouTube, or email the Reverend Peter D. Thompson at

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Sunday, October 17, 2021

The Work of Healing in the COVID-19 Pandemic

As we recognize St. Luke’s Day and honor all healthcare providers, St. Bart’s members who work in the healthcare field offer their reflections on the past eighteen months and what comes next. (As this session of the Forum is pre-recorded, we will be unable to take your questions live.)

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Sunday, October 10, 2021

Reckoning with Columbus

The observance of Columbus Day is as controversial as ever. But who exactly was Christopher Columbus? Laurence Bergreen, author of Columbus: The Four Voyages, gives us a picture of the full, complex person and reflects on how we continue to wrestle with his legacy.

 

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Upcoming at The Forum:

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Christianity’s Complicated Origins: Implications for Christian-Jewish Relations Today

Jesus himself was Jewish, as were his disciples and the earliest Christians, and yet Christians have often downplayed their Jewish origins. Mary C. Boys , the Skinner & McAlpin Professor of Theology at Union Theological Seminary and the author of several books on Christian-Jewish relations, looks at how Christians might show greater reverence for Jesus’ own tradition.

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Dia de Los Muertos

Karina Escamilla of the Mexican Consulate will introduce the observance and discuss its importance to the people of Mexico.


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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