Bill Ryan's life story is a lens through which we can view the tensions and accomplishments of the past fifty turbulent years of Church history. From humble origins in the Ottawa Valley, Ryan attended Harvard and eventually went on to become the leader of the Canadian Jesuits and the General Secretary of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Bill was an agent for both social and religious change in Canada and beyond. Through extensive travel and consultation, Ryan was able to share his insights into community and development on a global scale, exploring issues of faith, economics, social justice and globalization.
Faith and Freedom: The Life and Times of Bill Ryan sj is coauthored by Bob Chodos and Jamie Swift. It was published by Novalis in 2002.
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