The board and staff of the Jesuit Forum for Social Faith and Justice are deeply saddened to announce the death of our friend and co-worker, Bill Ryan.
Bill died peacefully on 8 September at René Goupil House in Pickering, Ontario. He was in his 92nd year of life and in religious life for 73 years.
The Jesuit Forum is pleased to announce that our new resource "On care for our common home: A dialogue guide for Laudato Si'" is now available in French & English from CCCB Publications.
Written by Janet Somerville, William F. Ryan sj, Anne O'Brien gsic, and Anne-Marie Jackson, this resource for small group discussion is a colourful guide to Laudato Si’, bringing to life in photos, cartoons and stories this ground-breaking and challenging encyclical from Pope Francis. "On care for our common home: A dialogue guide for Laudato Si’" offers a way to engage in the dialogue the Pope is calling for. It comprises key quotes from the encyclical, exploration of the content and questions for groups to foster deeper engagement.
To order print copies, call CCCB Publications at 1-800-769-1147 or order online here.
From Élisabeth Garant, director Centre justice et foi
I didn’t have the chance to work closely with Bill Ryan, not even to know him for
that many years. But I feel in a sense I have inherited or become a very modest
follower of the passion ‘for a faith that does justice’ that guided him deeply
through his life.
Please see below for the full letter.