RNA nomination for Ottawa writer

Published June 17, 2011

Robert Sibley, author of “A Rumour of God”
Photo courtesy of Novalis Publishing

Robert Sibley, a senior writer with the Ottawa Citizen, has been nominated for a Religion Newswriters Association (RNA) award for his book, A Rumour of God: Rekindling Belief in an Age of Disenchantment.

A Rumour of God is a collection of essays that draws on the work of philosophers, theologians, explorers, writers and artists to find ways to restore the spiritual side of our lives in everyday things. Sibley describes “moments of being” to show us concrete ways to respond emotionally to our fragmented post-modern world–in meditation and monastic retreats as well as in routine things such as Sunday walks.

Founded in 1949 and based in Ohio, the RNA is an educational organization that promotes excellence in media coverage of religion. The winners will be announced publicly at the RNA’s 62nd Annual Conference in Durham, N.C., Sept. 15 to 17.

The book is published by Novalis, a 75-year-old organization founded in Ottawa by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate specializing in religious and spiritual books.

Robert Sibley, who considers himself “a Christian with Buddhist notions,” holds a PhD in political science and is the author of Northern Spirits, a study of Canadian political thought.


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