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Fr. William Ryan, SJ
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - Fr. William Ryan, SJ is a well-known Canadian Jesuit who holds a PhD in economics from Harvard University. He is the author of numerous publications, particularly on Catholic social teaching, globalization and interfaith dialogue. Fr. Ryan served as director of Social Affairs for the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. He was missioned by then Father General of the Jesuits, Pedro Arrupe and the late Cardinal Joseph Bernardin to establish the Centre of Concern in Washington, DC. After eight years as director of the center, Fr. Ryan returned to Canada to become Provincial Superior of the Society of Jesus for English Canada and later General Secretary of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. Later he acted as Special Advisor to the International Development Resource Centre's project on Culture, Spirituality and Economic Development. Fr. Ryan has been with the Jesuit Forum for Social Faith and Justice since 2007