Mary Jo Leddy received her doctorate in the Philosophy of Religion at the University of Toronto, and is Adjunct Professor at Regis College. She was the founding editor of The Catholic New Times and is active in human rights and peace groups. She has lectured internationally and is a frequent radio and TV commentator. Mary Jo has written and co-written many books, including Reweaving Religious Life, which won the Best Book of l996, Catholic Press Association of America, and At the Border Called Hope: Where Refugees Are Neighbours, which was a finalist for the Trillium Book Award in l997. Mary Jo is the director of Romero House Community for Refugees, and her numerous awards include the Governor General's Bronze Medal, the Ida Nudel Human Rights Award, the Canadian Council of Christians and Jews Human Relations Award, and, most recently, the Order of Canada. Mary Jo is also the recipient of five honorary doctorates.

Festivals: 1998, 2003

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