2011 Hill Lecture (Past Event)

Date + Time

October 18, 2011

Quick Summary

You are invited to the 2011 Hill Lecture to hear Father Raymond de Souza speak on the topic "Convivium: Faith in Our Common Life." The Hill Lecture is presented annually by the Cardus Centre for Cultural Renewal.


Cardus is particularly pleased that Father de Souza's theme is taken from our most exciting new project: a magazine precisely about faith in our common life, to be called Convivium. The Hill Lecture will be the formal introduction of the Cardus Convivium Project.

The annual Hill Lectures are named in honour of the late Frederick Walter Hill, distinguished Canadian businessman and philanthropist, Member of the Order of Canada, and long-time advocate of serious cultural analysis and engagement. The series is consistently well attended by government leaders, prominent decision-makers, politicians, religious leaders, and concerned citizens. The Hill Lecture also provides a venue for top legal and political minds to meet and discuss current developments, providing an opportunity to share ideas and strategize responses to those developments. A prominent researcher/lecturer is invited to speak on a topic of societal cultural importance, and the audience is given opportunity to ask questions.

Father Raymond de Souza is a regular columnist for the National Post newspaper and is widely published in such influential journals as First Things and the Catholic Register. A parish priest of Sacred Heart of Mary Parish on Wolfe Island, Ontario, Canada, he is the current Roman Catholic chaplain at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and is also chaplain of the Queen's football team the Golden Gaels. A Calgary native, educated at Queen's and Cambridge, he teaches at Queen's in the Department of Economics and the Queen's Faculty of Education.

I look forward to meeting you there. Space is severely limited; the 100-person capacity was reached very quickly in 2010.


Peter Stockland
Director, Cardus Centre for Cultural Renewal

Date + Time

October 18, 2011


Rideau Club
99 Bank St
15th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario