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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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I’m the problem. It’s me: Reflections on Self-Reflection

According to the Book of the Common Prayer, one of the purposes of Lent is to provide time for “self-examination.” This Lent, speakers from a variety of fields discuss how, through music, literature, religious ritual, and medical care, we can come to understand ourselves better.

Sunday, March 3: Augustine Becomes A Question

Catherine Conybeare, Leslie Clark Professor in the Humanities at Bryn Mawr College, reviews the Confessions of St. Augustine of Hippo, exploring the importance of questions for Augustine's thought.

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Upcoming Forums

Sunday, March 10

Bishop Andrew St. John on the rite of reconciliation (sacrament of confession).

Sunday, March 17

Dr. Patricia Tidwell, psychotherapist, on the power of therapy.


Watch or listen to The Forum from previous weeks below.

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...

Our Church in Iraq
05.21.23 | Articles | The Forum

The Reverend Canon Faiz Basheer Jerjes, the priest of St. George’s Church in Baghdad, speaks about conditions on the ground in Iraq and the difficult work of serving as a Christian leader there. Thank you to Stand With Iraqi Christians for...

My Name is Pauli Murray
05.07.23 | Articles | The Forum

My Name is Pauli Murray Betsy West, co-director, and Dana DiCarlo, co-executive producer of the documentary My Name is Pauli Murray, talk about the beloved Episcopal priest, lawyer, scholar, poet, and civil rights activist who once attended...

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