10th anniversary celebration and tribute to Bill Ryan

More than 90 guests helped us celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Jesuit Forum and tribute to Bill Ryan on Friday, June 8. The theme was Follow the energy! and was inspired by our latest edition of Open Space which includes a conference of Bill Ryan. The evening featured a talk by Joe Holland, eco-philosopher and Catholic theologian and long-time friend of Bill Ryan. It was a beautiful evening of celebration, encounters, food, reflection and inspiration! Thanks to all the participants! Let's continue to follow the energy together!

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 5:00pm

On care for our common home: a dialogue guide for laudato si'

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.

Written by William F. Ryan sj and Janet Somerville with Anne O'Brien gsic and Anne-Marie Jackson

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Joe Holland's Tenth Anniversary Talk

On the occasion of the Tenth Anniversary of the Jesuit Forum for Social Faith and Justice, Joe Holland gave a speech in honour of Bill Ryan. He focused on the church, both historical and modern, and explained some areas in which he saw a need for renewed focus and activity in the Catholic church today.

As he explains, Bill Ryan was a proponent of "reading the signs of the times" and "following the energy." Joe connects these approaches with Catholic Social Teaching, ecology, and the laity, seeking to honour Bill's commitment to faith, justice, and change.

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