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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.

Sunday, June 26, 10 AM

Out & Proud: Jane Lynch on LGBTQ+ Pride

Beloved actress Jane Lynch, currently starring in the Broadway revival of Funny Girl, visits St. Bart’s to reflect on her life as an openly lesbian public figure and share stories from her long and acclaimed career. 

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




Coming up at The Forum:

July 3, 2022

Our Nation of Immigrants: Celebrating an Inclusive United States
As we celebrate our country on this Independence Day weekend, Stephen Lean, Director of The American Family Immigration History Center on Ellis Island, discusses the ways in which immigration has enhanced the nation’s life.

July 10, 2022

The Abortion Converts: Journeys out of the Right-Wing
New York magazine senior writer Sarah Jones chronicles the transition some conservative Christians make from pro-life to pro-choice. Jones has recently authored several relevant articles about moral approaches to abortion (1, 2, 3).

July 17, 2022

New Approaches to Autism and Neurodiversity
Zachary Fletcher, chaplain at Mount Sinai Hospital, shares new and liberative ways of understanding autism and neurodiversity, including through the lens of Christian spirituality.

Watch or listen to The Forum from previous weeks below.

Forum with the Rt. Rev. Allen K. Shin
06.12.17 | Articles | The Forum

Today for the Forum we welcomed the Suffragan Bishop of New York, the Right Reverend Allen K. Shin. He shared a glimpse of his broad ministry in this great diocese, and spoke with those who are making their next step in their walk with Christ.

Canon Stephanie Sellers
06.04.17 | Articles | The Forum

For the Forum we welcomed this morning’s guest preacher, the Reverend Canon Stephanie Spellers, Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Evangelism and Reconciliation. Canon Sellers shared a portrait of her work throughout the Episcopal Church and...

"Braking AIDS" 2017
04.30.17 | Articles | The Forum

Listen in to learn about Team St. Bart’s and the “Braking AIDS 2017” Boston-to-NY bike ride, as well as the mission of Housing Works to end homelessness and AIDS.

Social Media and Being the Church
04.23.17 | Articles | The Forum

Social Media and Being the Church: A lively discussion with our new Communications Director, Kara Flannery, and the Reverend Matthew Moretz on the social media landscape and how it relates to the common life of St. Bart’s and our personal...

The Journey Inward: Conclusion
04.02.17 | Articles | The Forum

In the fifth session of our Lenten Series “The Journey Inward,” the Right Reverend Dean Wolfe shared a closing presentation on the variety of Lenten disciplines of our tradition as we prepare for the approaching end to the penitential...

The Journey Inward, Part 5: Study
03.26.17 | Articles | The Forum

In the fourth session of our Lenten series, “The Journey Inward,” the Right Reverend Dean Wolfe spoke about the Christian discipline of Study to equip us during this penitential season of Lent.

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