Sing a New Song: Portraits of Canada's Crusading Bishops
Published by Dundurn Press
For the first time, Sing a New Song, tells the stories of four Canadian bishops who embraced unpopular causes with their eyes wide open. George Hills, David Somerville, Douglas Hambidge, and Michael Ingham encountered severe opposition as they fought for the rights of blacks, aboriginals, women, and gays and lesbians.
One was at the centre of the only Anglican schism in Canadian history; two jeopardized their careers; and one was voted the sixth most important person of the twentieth century whose world view has transformed society.
In finely drawn and thoroughly researched biographies, Julie H. Ferguson chronicles the impact these four ground-breaking bishops had on Canadian society, while delving with compelling insight into their personal and spiritual lives. Meet the quartet of crusading bishops in Sing a New Song.
(350 pages; 60 illustrations)