Cathedral Arts announces Distinguished Speakers for its 2010/2011 Dinner
Lecture Series

OTTAWA, Aug. 25 /CNW/ - Cathedral Arts announced today that The Right Reverend Peter Coffin, Bishop Ordinary to the Canadian Forces, will be the first speaker at the opening dinner of the 2010-2011 Cathedral Arts Dinner Lecture Series, on Monday, September 20th.

His talk, The Torch of Service and of Faith: The Canadian Military Chaplaincy, will detail the work of the Chaplaincy around the world. It will complement the commemorations on November 6th at Christ Church Cathedral of: the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Navy; the 70th Anniversary of the Evacuation of Dunkirk; the 65th Anniversary of the End of the Second World War; and, the 60th Anniversary of the Start of the Korean War.

On Monday, November 15th, Cathedral Arts will present Mr. Andrew Cohen, award-winning journalist, best-selling author, Professor of Journalism and International Affairs, and, the first President of the newly-formed Historica-Dominion Institute.  He will speak about the importance of advancing Canadian history and identity, and of valuing our Canadian citizenship.

On Monday, January 31st, Dr. Reginald W. Bibby, OC, a Canadian sociologist and holder of the Board of Governors Research Chair in the Department of Sociology at the University of Lethbridge, will be the final speaker in this Cathedral Arts Dinner Lecture Series. Dr. Bibby is one of Canada's premier trackers and interpreters of social trends, and his talk - Beyond the Gods and Back: The Direction Religion is Taking in Canada - will cover the provocative ideas in his new book, to be published in October.  This work is the latest installment in his "God" series, updating his extensive writings on religious life in Canada.

All Dinner Lectures begin at 6:00PM, and are held in Cathedral Hall, Christ Church Cathedral, Ottawa,
420 Sparks Street (at Bronson).

Tickets - $35.00 each (at tables of eight) - must be purchased no later than noon, on the Thursday before each Dinner Lecture.

Purchase online at
Information: Telephone (613) 567-1787, or, email at

Cathedral Arts presents concerts, dramatic productions, dinner lectures, and exhibits in the unique setting of Ottawa's historic Christ Church Cathedral. This non-profit organization is managed by a small volunteer committee.  Financial support comes wholly from the proceeds of events, from Cathedral Arts Patrons, from supporters, and from advertising.  All profits are reinvested in Cathedral Arts; and occasionally shared with local charities through specific collaborative arrangements.

SOURCE Cathedral Arts & Christ Church Cathedral

For further information: For further information:

John Dennison - 613-567-1787
Chairman, Cathedral Arts

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