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The Forum

LOCATION: Online (unless otherwise noted)
TIME: 10:00 am

Sunday, July 5, 2020

David Blight, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance and Abolition at Yale, reflects on Frederick Douglass’ landmark Fourth of July oration and the profound questions it continues to raise about patriotism, Christianity, and race.

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Sunday, June 28, 2020

Playwright Matthew Lopez talks about his award-winning Broadway play and how the struggles of the AIDS crisis remain relevant today. 



Sunday, June 21, 2020
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As we celebrate another Pride month, The Reverend Justin Crisp draws on queer voices and classic Christian theology to offer a new vision of the nature of sex itself. Crisp is Associate Rector and Theologian-in-Residence at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in New Canaan, Connecticut and a PhD student at Yale University.




Sunday, June 14, 2020
Who is my Neighbor during a Pandemic? A Medical Perspective
Part One: The Current Lockdown and How to Lift it Safely
St. Bart's doctors Jamie Ferrara, Jim Marion, and Peter Scardino discuss the current state of the COVID-19 crisis and what the next steps are.


Sunday, June 7, 2020
The Assumptions of Whiteness and the Challenge of Discipleship.
As protests continue across the country, Bryan Massingale, the James and Nancy Buckman Chair in Applied Christian Ethics at Fordham University, joins us for a discussion about how white people can confront their own prejudices and the systemic injustices of the larger culture.

Consider reading two recent articles by Professor Massingale, "The assumptions of white privilege and what we can do about it" and "The only thing that matters." For more information about Professor Massingale, see "Meet Father Bryan Massingale: A Black, Gay, Catholic Priest Fighting for an Inclusive Church."


Sunday, June 1, 2020
Pentecost 2020: Spreading the Good News Online

This morning at 10 am, our regularly scheduled Forum conversation was set aside as welcomed the Reverend Canon Dr. Stephanie Spellers, Canon to the Presiding Bishop for Evangelism, Reconciliation and Stewardship of Creation. Thank you to Canon Spellers for leading us to find a way forward.


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