About 130 people attended an Ottawa launch on November 2nd for Dennis Gruending’s new book, Pulpit and Politics: Competing Religious Ideologies in Canadian Public Life. The event took place at Southminster United Church and was co-sponsored by Kingsley Publishing and an Ottawa-based group called Canadians for Democratic Renewal. Veteran journalist Juliet O’Neill, who is now working as a media officer at Oxfam Canada, interviewed Dennis about his book and that was followed by a period of audience questions and comments. Rev. Bill Blaikie, a former long-time Member of Parliament, was a special guest. He has written a new book called The Blaikie Report: An Insider’s Look at Faith and Politics, released by United Church Publishing House. In Ottawa, Pulpit and Politics is available at Brittons magazine stores as 846 Bank Street (at 5th Avenue) or at 352 Richmond Road in Westboro. It can be ordered through Alpine Book Peddlers, toll free 1-866-478-2280. Pulpit and Politics is also available at Amazon.ca.