Faith and Freedom

The Life and Times of Bill Ryan sj
written by Bob Chodos and Jamie Swift.   Published by Novalis 2002.

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 went to Harvard and eventually became leader of the Canadian Jesuits and General Secretary of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.   

He has been an agent for both social and religious change in Canada and beyond.   During the aftermath of the Vietnam War, Bill's base was the Center of Concern, the Washington-based think tank.   Through extensive travel and consultation, Ryan shares his insights into community and development on a global scale, and continues to explore issues of faith, economics, social justice and globalization.

Available to buy from Jesuit Forum for Social Faith and Justice.   Email