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, October 8: Histories, Fun Facts, Regular Facts
Alexandra Petri of the Washington Post will speak on her new book satirizing American history, US History: Important American Documents (I Made Up).
October 15: Sacred Muse: On Christian Art and Music
Charles Scribner III, author, art historian, and longtime member of the St. Bart’s community ponders the many ways in which art and music can lead us to the sacred.
October 22: Deliberative Citizenship: Constructively Facing Society’s Problems
Graham Bullock, Associate Professor of Political Science, Davidson College proposes a more constructive approach to dialogue about important social and political issues.
October 29: The Reverend Molly O’Neil Frank will speak on death and dying from her perspective as a hospice chaplain at Memorial Sloan Kettering.
November 5: Thirty Years of Ministry
The Right Reverend Dean Wolfe and his wife Ellen reflect on his thirty years of service as a priest and bishop.
November 12: Back at St. Bart’s
The Reverend Peter Thompson discusses his three month sabbatical and his return to St. Bart’s.
Watch or listen to The Forum from previous weeks below.
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Minette Norman, author of the new book, The Boldly Inclusive Leader, explores how to foster inclusion in our workplaces, communities, and everyday lives.
Denise Mazzei, Associate Professor of Business Management, Culinary Institute of America will explore the nature and importance of hospitality. How might a professional perspective of hospitality enlighten the welcome we extend to others?
The Reverend Mark Fowler, Chief Executive Officer of the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding will share tools to negotiate issues involving religion effectively and with respect in workplaces and schools.
Fordham University professor Larry Welborn, who has taught popular classes at St. Bart’s for several years, introduces his new class on the role that women played in the first few centuries of the Jesus movement, brought to light by a...
John Cassel, Treasurer and Board Vice Chair, reviews the remarkable story of the Seraj Library Project’s efforts to bring libraries and library programs to Palestinian communities in the Occupied Territories. The Seraj Libraries provide...
The Reverend Kevin Van Hook II, the Executive Director of Episcopal Charities of New York, discusses the ways in which our Diocese is caring for migrants and others in need.
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...
Alexander Pattavina, Director of St. Bartholomew's Choristers, and friends discuss the impact that singing can have on a young person's life.
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.