Free Public Talk Thursday, March 28, 6 – 8 pm
Thomas Merton and the Post-Secular Search for a Good Country
Speaker: Mary Jo Leddy
Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre, Room 7000 – 515 West Hastings Street in Vancouver
Co-sponsored by the Thomas Merton Society of Canada and the Institute for the Humanities at SFU
In his early writings Thomas Merton identified his search for the true self with what he called "The True North". In her latest book, Why Are We Here? A Meditation on Canada (Novalis 2019), Mary Jo Leddy explores the religious dimension of the search for the common good in Canada. She suggests it is to be found in taking responsibility for the space that none of us own but for which we are all responsible. Mary Jo Leddy is a Canadian writer and theologian, the founder of Toronto’s Romero House, and a passionate advocate for human rights and peace issues. She is the recipient of many honorary doctorates, and awards, including the Order of Canada.