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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, June 23 at 10 am: Saving What Can Be Saved

The Atlantic Senior Editor Vann R. Newkirk II discusses the importance of Black History today, why memory is one of the most important parts of imagining the future, and the role of the journalist when media is in crisis.


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Sunday, July 23: Saving What Can Be Saved

The Atlantic Senior Editor Vann R. Newkirk II discusses the importance of Black History today, why memory is one of the most important parts of imagining the future, and the role of the journalist when media is in crisis.

Sunday, July 30 With guest Jonathan Merritt 

Sunday, July 7  With guest Father James Martin


Watch or listen to The Forum from previous weeks below.

"Blue Christmas"
12.17.17 | Articles | The Forum

“Blue Christmas”—The clergy of St. Bart’s in the Great Hall discussed the shadow side of the cheerful season. As nostalgia reminds us of how things used to be, the clergy shared thoughts on how to guard and nourish our...

Auden, the Psalms, and Me
11.20.17 | Articles | The Forum

Today we welcomed  J. Chester Johnson, author of Auden, the Psalms, and Me, and learned about his work with the great poet W. H. Auden, as well as his story of their committee's re-translation of the Psalms contained in the current Book of...

Nick Stuart - Milwaukee 53206
11.12.17 | Articles | The Forum

Parishioner Nick Stuart talked about one of his latest documentaries, Milwaukee 53206, which addresses the issue of mass incarceration in the United States. The film, shown at Congress last year, is now at the heart of a campaign designed to help...

Translator Dr. Sarah Rudin
10.30.17 | Articles | The Forum

Today we welcomed Dr. Sarah Ruden for a lively discussion on her recent scholarly work. Dr. Ruden is the author of The Face of Water: A Translator on Beauty and Meaning in the Bible, and the translator of a new version of Augustine’s...

Jonathan Cooper - Social Media & Wellness
10.22.17 | Articles | The Forum

Today we welcomed Jonathan F. Cooper, Communications Manager for the National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES), who explored the wide-ranging world of social media and shared his considerations for health and wellness in that shared space.

Confronting Despair - Together
10.09.17 | Articles | The Forum

"Confronting Despair – Together.” Dr. Kelly Murphy Mason of the Psychotherapy and Spirituality Institute explored the current understanding of the role of despair in our lives and how communities of faith can support the world in...

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