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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, October 9, 2022

New York Focus: A Closer Look at Our City and State

Akash Mehta, Editor-in-Chief of journalism start-up New York Focus, reflects on the fight for criminal justice reform, the implementation of a new climate law, and other issues facing our city and our state.


Please post your questions for our speaker in the comments section on Facebook or YouTube, or email the Reverend Peter D. Thompson, Vicar, at .

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Coming up at The Forum

October 16: Canterbury Tales: A Cathedral Dean on Two Decades of Service

The Reverend Dr. Robert Willis, the recently retired Dean of Canterbury Cathedral in England, looks back at over two decades of distinguished service. During his time in Canterbury, Dean Willis not only hosted an important Lambeth Conference gathering in 2008 but also founded a popular online “Garden Congregation.”


Watch or listen to The Forum from previous weeks below.

An Advent Reflection on the Logos Hymn
12.12.21 | Articles | The Forum

An Advent Reflection on the Logos Hymn The Logos Hymn in the Gospel of John professes Jesus to be the Divine Word who created the world and in time came into it as the light shines in the darkness. Why did the Divine Word become incarnate and...

Seeking Everyday Faith with Thomas Merton
11.14.21 | Articles | The Forum

Author Sophfronia Scott shares her deep dive into the private journals of the famous Trappist monk, and the connection she found in his pages that led to her book The Seeker and the Monk: Everyday Conversations with Thomas...

Dia de los Muertos
10.31.21 | Articles | The Forum

Dia de Los Muertos Karina Escamilla of the Mexican Consulate will introduce the observance and discuss its importance to the people of Mexico.  We regret that, due to a technical glitch, this session of The Forum was not recorded. You...

Reckoning with Columbus
10.10.21 | Articles | The Forum

The observance of Columbus Day is as controversial as ever. But who exactly was Christopher Columbus? Laurence Bergreen, author of Columbus: The Four Voyages, gives us a picture of the full, complex person and reflects on how we continue to...

A Tale of Two Francises
10.03.21 | Articles | The Forum

When the current Pope chose his official papal name, he looked to Francis of Assisi, the medieval friar best known for his love of nature and steadfast commitment to poverty. Fordham University professor Patrick Hornbeck, a parishioner and...

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