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Considerations

Convivium brings you news, commentary and research on issues affecting daily life for Canadians of all faiths.
Submissions welcomed for consideration: convivium@cardus.ca.

Launching Questions

 

Raymond J. de Souza

Editor in Chief Father Raymond J de Souza reflects on the launch of Convivium as an online publication and examines the matter of multiple answers, and questions. 

Editor in Chief Father Raymond J de Souza reflects on the launch of Convivium as an online publication and examines the matter of multiple answers, and questions. 

Carry On Questioning

 

Peter Stockland

Today Publisher Peter Stockland reflects on the importance of asking honest, essential questions about democratic life. 

Today Publisher Peter Stockland reflects on the importance of asking honest, essential questions about democratic life. 

  • Web of Lies About Families

    Andrea Mrozek

    Cardus Family Director Andrea Mrozek raises concern over a website that brings people together to co-parent, without being in a relationship or living under the same roof.

  • Only Ourselves To Thank

    John Robson

    Canada has been transformed in the 50 years since Canada’s 1967 Centennial. For some, the change shows we are now what history always meant us to be. But contrary voices have been to argue that we have, in fact, been cut off from our national origins, and natural development, by calculated ideological schemes.

  • Hasidic Joy in Outremont

    Gideon Strauss

    Each week Gideon Strauss brings fresh perspective both to Convivium and our Thread of 1000 Stories series as he explores the unique intersections of faith and tradition in his new neighbourhood of Outremont, Montreal. 

  • Faith Like a River

    Kevin Vickers

    I live in Miramichi, a very rural, isolated part of New Brunswick. I have a home up in the northwest of Miramichi. It’s where deer go to die. I jumped in my truck this morning at about 7:00 a.m. and I drove up to Hatch Brook, which is about a mile down from Smoker Brook. This is where I went as a little boy, fishing for trout in the river.

  • Bennett to Senate: Protect Religious Freedom

    Daniel Proussalidis

    Well settled into his new role as a senior fellow at Cardus, Dr. Andrew Bennett continuing the mission he took on in 2013 as Canada’s first (and only) ambassador for religious freedom. He joined Cardus in July of this year after the Trudeau government decided not to renew the mandate of the Office of Religious Freedom (ORF), which he headed up.

  • Art by the Word

    Norm Klassen

    The Canterbury Tales is a pilgrimage, of course, but St. Jerome's University professor Norm Klassen concludes it is equally an homage to art that calls us to live beautiful lives, taking care to define beauty with reference to Christ.

Thread of 1,000 Stories

Millions of Canadians live their faith through everyday acts. The Thread seeks to stitch those stories together. Submissions welcomed for consideration: thread@faithincanada150.ca.

#97: The Sidewalk View

Gideon Strauss

In his seventh regular dispatch from from Montreal’s faith-rich Outremont district, Gideon Strauss meets with Emile Kutlu, the president of the Laurier West Merchant Association, responsible for the commercial interests along this street that runs along the southern end of the borough of Outremont to Mile End. 

#96: Margaret Burwash

Marguerite Van Die

Margaret Proctor Burwash had a keen interest in the welfare of female students at the University of Toronto’s Victoria College, and believed that their education should be largely in the hands of women.

Sacred Spaces

Photography is the art of seeing, which can bring the sacred to light and give pause to reflect, to ponder, to pray. Submissions welcomed for consideration: convivium@cardus.ca.

Engaging Voices

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