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Sunday, August 1, 2021

Summer Reading

Frank Collerius and Crystal Chen, co-hosts of the New York Public Library’s podcast The Librarian Is In,  offer summer reading recommendations and address questions about reading, libraries, and books.


Sunday, July 25, 2021

Perspectives from the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: TWO FATHERS SPEAK OUT
Rami Ehlhanan, who lost a daughter in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, shares his story and reflects on the importance of dialogue, reconciliation, and peace. Rami is a member of The Parents Circle-Families Forum, a joint Israeli-Palestinian organization composed of over 600 families who have lost a member in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.


Sunday, July 18, 2021

Picturing Mary Magdalene

Our newest clergyperson, the Reverend Meredith Ward, Interim Associate Rector, explores the story of Mary Magdalene through art and scripture and examines how early interpretations of her have shaped our current understanding of this first witness to the Resurrection. 


Coming up at The Forum

Eleventh Sunday in Pentecost (August 8)
An Ordinary Age: Finding Your Way in a World That Expects Exceptional

Writer Rainesford Stauffer reflects on the experience of young adults in contemporary society. How can they find satisfaction in the ordinary when they are constantly pressured to strive for something more?

Twelfth Sunday in Pentecost (August 15)
Sacred Music in the Twentieth Century

Despite the perceived secularization of society during the twentieth century, it was actually an age of extraordinary revival for religiously based music. The New Yorker’s music critic Alex Ross shares thoughts on some favorite sacred works from the period.

Watch or listen to The Forum from previous weeks below.

Grouped by: Pride Month 2021

Stephanie Odegard
01.11.15 | Articles | Rectors 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 | Rectors 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...

Mary Sudman Donovan: Women in Church
11.09.14 | Articles | Rectors Forum

Dr. Mary Sudman Donovan, historian, author, educator and pioneer of women’s history in the Episcopal Church was our Forum guest. At this 40th-year anniversary of women’s ordination in the Episcopal Church, Dr. Donovan discussed how...

Actor Phil Darius Wallace
11.02.14 | Articles | Rectors Forum

Actor Phil Darius Wallace was Buddy’s guest. Opening in a new American play this month entitled Self Made Man: The Frederick Douglass Story, Darius has performed across the country starring as Martin Luther King, Richard Wright, and...

Frances Hesselbein
10.26.14 | Articles | Rectors Forum

Frances Hesselbein, President and CEO of the Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute, was Buddy’s guest. Frances, a relatively new member of St. Bart’s, served for many years as the CEO for Girl Scouts of America and is recognized as...