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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.

The Trafficking of Women and Girls
01.31.16 | Articles | The Forum

The trafficking of women and girls for sex is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world, yet it is an issue that remains in the shadows. Many believe sex trafficking is taking place only abroad, or falsely believe that individuals...

Lynn Sanders - Bowen Family Systems Theory
01.03.16 | Articles | The Forum

Do family interactions sometimes leave you wondering, “What just happened here?” Are you hoping to find a different, more satisfying way of relating for 2016? The Rev. Lynn Sanders presented a timely review of Bowen family systems...

Tis the Season, Part 1
11.29.15 | Articles | The Forum

Advent: ‘Tis the Season, Part 1 of 4. The Advent season is multifaceted, each offering its own gift to help us prepare our hearts and our hopes. During each Sunday Forum in Advent, we’ll explore a different, rich dimension of Advent...

Gratitude and Generosity - Dan Matthews
11.22.15 | Articles | The Forum

The Rev. Dr. Daniel P. Matthews, Sr., Rector Emeritus of Trinity Church Wall Street, is a nationally renowned preacher and teacher, a leader, visionary and vigorous proclaimer of a relevant gospel to the world. Dr. Matthews' inspirational message...

Lynn Sanders, One of the Best Kept Secrets
11.08.15 | Articles | The Forum

The Rev. Lynn Sanders draws on the latest thinking and teaching of visionary Episcopal Church leaders to explore the birth and continual rebirth of The Episcopal Church. How did we get here? Where are we going? Why might this be true: “The...

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