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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, July 14 at 10 am: Reflections on General Convention

The Right Reverend Dean E. Wolfe and St. Bart’s staff members Bailey Regan and Teagan Sage reflect on their time at the 81st General Convention of The Episcopal Church.

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Upcoming Forums

Sunday, July 21 at 10 am: The Right Reverend Trevor Mwamba, former Bishop of Botswana

Bishop Mwamba reflects on his life and ministry in the church and his subsequent political career as President of the United National Independence Party in Zambia.


Watch or listen to The Forum from previous weeks below.

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The Right Reverend Allen K. Shin
04.28.24 | Articles | The Forum

On the occasion of our annual bishop’s visitation, the Right Reverend Allen Shin reflects on the mission of the Church as it faces the challenges and opportunities of the present moment.

Britten's War Requiem
04.07.24 | Articles | The Forum

Yale choral conducting professors Jeffrey Douma and Felicia Barber provide an overview of Benjamin Britten’s highly acclaimed War Requiem, written as a response to World War II. The Yale Camerata, Yale Glee Club, and Yale...

Confession in the Episcopal Church
03.10.24 | Articles | The Forum

Many Episcopalians are surprised to learn that their Church offers personal confession. The Rt. Rev. Andrew St. John, Bishop-in-Residence at St. Thomas Fifth Avenue, provides an overview of the rite as it is used within our own tradition.

Augustine Becomes A Question
03.03.24 | Articles | The Forum

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.

The Death and Resurrection of Taylor Swift
02.18.24 | Articles | The Forum

As we begin our Lenten series, “I’m the problem. It’s me: Reflections on Self-Reflection,” Kevin Christopher Robles of America Media reviews the many ways in which Taylor Swift has reinvented herself many times throughout...

True Bread: The Eucharist and Ancient Food
01.28.24 | Articles | The Forum

What did it mean for early Christians to center their communal gatherings on "the breaking of the bread"? The Very Reverend Andrew McGowan, Dean and President of Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, draws on recent archaeological and other evidence...

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