Coming Out of the Closet: Religion in Public Affairs

Has religion come out of the closet in public affairs in Canada? In the Inaugural Somerville Lecture in Christianity and Communications, celebrated Toronto Star political columnist and author Richard Gwyn comments on the re-emergence of religion in Canadian public life. The phenomenon is bigger than Stockwell Day, he argues, and it poses new challenges for Canadians. As part of this series sponsored by The Catholic Register, Mr. Gwyn will also deliver the same lecture at 7:30 pm on October 16th at the Newman Centre Chapel, 89 St. George Street, Toronto. For more on The Catholic Register, visit

Richard Gwyn

Toronto Star columnist syndicated across Canada Author of The Northern Magus: Pierre Trudeau and Canadians (1980), Author of Nationalism Without Walls: The Unbearable Lightness of Being Canada (1995).Frequent contributer on CBC's Morningside and Sunday Report and TVO's Studio 2. Winner of two National Newspaper Awards and a National Magazine Award

Friday, October 12, 2001 - 7:30pm
Siegfried Hall, St. Jerome's University