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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, December 11, 2022

The Light We Give: Lessons from Sikh Wisdom

Simran Jeet Singh, Executive Director of The Aspen Institute’s Religion & Society Program, talks about growing up as Sikh in South Texas and reflects on the lessons he continues to learn from the teachings of his tradition. Singh’s book, The Light We Give: How Sikh Wisdom Can Transform Your Life, was published earlier this year.

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

December 11: The Light We Give: Lessons from Sikh Wisdom

Simran Jeet Singh, Executive Director of The Aspen Institute’s Religion & Society Program, talks about growing up as Sikh in South Texas and reflects on the lessons he continues to learn from the teachings of his tradition. Singh’s book, The Light We Give: How Sikh Wisdom Can Transform Your Life, was published earlier this year.


Watch or listen to The Forum from previous weeks below.

The Desert Fathers and Wisdom Tradition
07.23.17 | Articles | The Forum

The Desert Fathers and Wisdom Tradition: Enjoy this presentation featuring the lives and teaching of early Christian hermits, ascetics, and monks who led a kind of spiritual revival in the wilderness that informs our tradition to this very day.

Parish Holy Land Pilgrims
07.16.17 | Articles | The Forum

Listen in to a Forum presentation from the Holy Land pilgrims of our parish who traveled with Canon Iyad Qumri in early 2016. Learn about their journey as well as a St. Bart’s pilgrimage planned for 2019.

Pilgrims and Tourists
07.09.17 | Articles | The Forum

Pilgrims and Tourists: What is the difference between making a pilgrimage and taking a tour? Our Rector, Dean Wolfe, led a discussion about the ancient spiritual practice of pilgrimage to holy sites in our faith, especially as it informs our...

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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