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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.

Catherine Hoke
03.08.15 | Articles | The Forum

Catherine Hoke, Founder of Defy Ventures, will be Buddy’s guest. Through her Entrepreneurs in-Training program she has provided executive mentoring, financial investment and startup incubation for people with criminal pasts. Catherine was...

The One and Only Bruce Forbes
02.22.15 | Articles | The Forum

The one and only Bruce Forbes will be Buddy’s guest. Bruce reflects on his 50+ years at St. Bart’s and may be coaxed to tell a few tales.Click the round “Play” button to listen to an online recording of the Forum. Or click...

The Vanderbilt Doors, continued
02.15.15 | Articles | The Forum

Matthew Moretz finishes his visual presentation on the great (yet hidden) bronze doors of the Vanderbilt portal. Listen in to explore the beauty and meaning of these more than a century-old masterpiecesClick the round “Play” button to...

St. Bart's at the Oscars: The Sequel
02.08.15 | Articles | The Forum

Buddy and Matthew hosted a lively discussion about nominees for Best Picture: “Birdman” (set in our neighborhood!) and “American Sniper.” Click the round “Play” button to listen to an online recording of the...

Matthew Moretz: The Vanderbilt Doors
01.18.15 | Articles | The Forum

The Vanderbilt Doors: Matthew Moretz gives a visual presentation on the great (yet hidden) bronze doors of the Vanderbilt portal. Explore the beauty and meaning of these more than a century-old masterpieces.

Stephanie Odegard
01.11.15 | Articles | The Forum

Buddy’s guest was Stephanie Odegard, St. Bart’s parishioner and international leader in contemporary design, who has dedicated her career to assisting artisans in developing countries promote and preserve their traditional crafts...

Addressing Economic Inequality
11.23.14 | Articles | The Forum

How do people of faith engage the difficult questions of wealth and income inequality? What are the roles of charity,  and policies regarding labor, welfare, and taxes? Building on a previous forum on inequality Economists Teresa Ghilarducci...

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