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 York, The New Yorker, and The Atlantic.
Sunday, June 4
Saved by the City: Religion through the Lens of New York
Roxanne Stone and Katelyn Beaty, co-hosts of the podcast Saved by the City, both grew up in white evangelical America and now live in New York City. Together they examine Christianity, evangelicalism, and other religious topics from the perspective of their new home.
June 11: Faith and the Lives of Young People
The Reverend Robbie Pennoyer, Head of Lower Manhattan’s Grace Church School, reflects on the state of our young people and the role that faith can play in their lives.
June 18: Wonderfully Made: LGBTQ+R(eligion)
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' sacred imaginations by depicting The Christ through diverse ethnicities, genders, races, sexualities and identities.
On Pride Sunday, June 25, the Right Reverend Deon Johnson, Bishop of Missouri, will preach at the 9 am and 11 am services and speak at the 10 am Forum.
Watch or listen to The Forum from previous weeks below.
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Evangeline Warren, who grew up at St. Bart’s, talks about the emerging role of young adults within the Episcopal Church. Eva, the daughter of Mary Abraham and Rob Radtke, is currently working towards her Ph.D. in sociology at Ohio State...
Hospital chaplain Zachary Fletcher shares new and liberative ways of understanding autism and neurodiversity, including through the lens of Christian spirituality. Please post your questions for our speaker in the comments section...
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.
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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.
In 2021, Juneteenth became America’s 11th national holiday, a day to commemorate slavery and emancipation. Emily Blanck, Associate Professor of History at Rowan University, an overview of the process through which Juneteenth...
Tuesday, June 14 | 7:30 p.m. on the Website, Youtube, and Facebook Live
Dr. Catherine Meeks, Executive Director of the Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing and the Reverend Canon Stephanie Spellers discuss the meaning of Juneteenth...
Kathryn O'Neal-Dunham, CEO of Philanthropy New York, speaks about how philanthropic organizations and individuals enact love through the skillful exercise of their power.
As we celebrate the Church’s birthday, our Rector, the Right Reverend Dean E. Wolfe, reflects on the current state of St. Bart’s and progress that has already been made on our strategic plan.
Frank Collerius and Crystal Chen, co-hosts of New York Public Library’s podcast The Librarian Is In, return to St. Bart’s to offer suggestions for summer reading. Please post your questions for our speaker in...