Arizona is at a crossroads. Political rhetoric has deteriorated. Blame and finger pointing is at an all-time high. Social justice, compassion and concern for the most vulnerable among us struggle for a place in the budget cutting approach that dominates state politics today.
Please join us May 25th for the Monsignor Ed Ryle Fund’s 3rd Community Conversation. We are fortunate to have Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson back with us again as keynote speaker. We also have local leaders who will discuss pressing issues here in Arizona. They include Rev. John Fife, Imam Didmar Faja and Liz Leivas on Immigration, and Dr. Leonard Kirschner and Dana Naimark on Healthcare.
Previous “conversations” have filled up quickly. Please RSVP on the button below to secure a seat. The event is free, and will start at 4 p.m. in Anderson Hall, St. Francis Xavier Church, 4715 N. Central Avenue. Refreshments will follow on the patio.
Monsignor Ryle was an ethical and intellectual leader in Arizona until his untimely death in December of 2005. His influence was felt not only in the Churches of Arizona but also in the centers of power in the Legislature and the Capitol. He was priest, friend, mentor, advocate, organizer, peacemaker and more to those who knew him and to the state of Arizona and its citizens.
A tireless advocate for the voiceless, Ryle worked relentlessly on behalf of the state’s poor, the mentally ill, the incarcerated, the elderly and children. Continue reading