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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, April 28 at 10 am: The Right Reverend Allen K. Shin

On the occasion of our annual bishop’s visitation, the Right Reverend Allen Shin reflects on the mission of the Church as it faces the challenges and opportunities of the present moment.


Upcoming Forums

May 5 - The Social Gospel: The Heart of Progressive Christianity
Christopher Evans, Professor of History of Christianity and Methodist Studies at Boston University, discusses the late 19th and early 20th century movement of American Christianity commonly called the Social Gospel and how it continues to animate Christianity to this day.

Watch or listen to The Forum from previous weeks below.

Hildreth Meière
08.06.23 | Articles | The Forum

Architectural historian Kathleen Skolnik, who teaches at Roosevelt University in Chicago, pays homage to the prominent twentieth century muralist Hildreth Meière and discusses the works she created for Rockefeller Center, Temple Emanu-el...

Embodied Theology
07.23.23 | Articles | The Forum

The Reverend Jarel Robinson-Brown, Curate of St. Botolph-without-Aldgate in London, talks about why our body and God's body matter to our spiritual life and journey into wholeness.

It's All About Love
07.16.23 | Articles | The Forum

The Reverend Canon Stephanie Spellers and the Reverend Zack Nyein reflect on the Episcopal Church's four day “festival for the Jesus movement” held recently in Baltimore.

A Progressive Vision of Religious Freedom
07.09.23 | Articles | The Forum

Liz Reiner Platt, Director of the Law, Rights, and Religion Project at Columbia Law School, discusses current legal trends in religious liberty law, especially from a progressive perspective. Though “religious freedom” most commonly...

LGBTQ+ Pride and the Church
06.25.23 | Articles | The Forum

The Right Reverend Deon Johnson, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Missouri, reflects on his experience as the first openly gay Black bishop in The Episcopal Church and the ways in which the Church is still working towards the full inclusion of...

June 18: Wonderfully Made: LGBTQ+R(eligion)
06.18.23 | Articles | The Forum

Film Director Yuval David and Executive Producer Mark McDermott discuss their new documentary, Wonderfully Made, which explores the challenges of LGBTQ+ Roman Catholics. The film is accompanied by an art project, which aims to expand the viewers...

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