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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, May 26 at 10 am: When is War Just?

As wars rage on in Ukraine, in the Middle East, and throughout the world, Walter Dorn, Professor of Defence Studies at the Canadian Forces College and the Royal Military College in Toronto, offers some Memorial Day reflections on the ethics of war.


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Upcoming Forums

June 2: The Spiritual Child: Cultivating a Sense of the Sacred in the Young

Lisa Miller, Professor of Psychology and Education at Teachers College and Founder of the Spirituality, Mind, Body Institute at Teachers College, Columbia University, shares insights on the spirituality of children and adolescents.


Watch or listen to The Forum from previous weeks below.

The Death and Resurrection of Taylor Swift
02.18.24 | Articles | The Forum

As we begin our Lenten series, “I’m the problem. It’s me: Reflections on Self-Reflection,” Kevin Christopher Robles of America Media reviews the many ways in which Taylor Swift has reinvented herself many times throughout...

True Bread: The Eucharist and Ancient Food
01.28.24 | Articles | The Forum

What did it mean for early Christians to center their communal gatherings on "the breaking of the bread"? The Very Reverend Andrew McGowan, Dean and President of Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, draws on recent archaeological and other evidence...

Changing Hate into Hope
01.21.24 | Articles | The Forum

The Reverend Dr. Chloe Breyer, Executive Director of the Interfaith Center of New York, speaks about the work ICNY is doing, particularly relating to the migrant crisis.

The Spectacular
12.03.23 | Articles | The Forum

Author Fiona Davis delves into the history of the Radio City Rockettes and their famous Christmas Spectacular, now in its ninetieth year, as she introduces her novel The Spectacular.

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