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Convivium brings you news, commentary and research on issues affecting daily life for Canadians of all faiths.
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  • How COVID Leaves Trust In the Dust

    Travis D. Smith

    A severe social side effect of the pandemic is the disconnection between those in authority we must trust and our personal experiences that contradict what we’re told, Travis Smith writes.

  • Trusting COVID’s Novel Vaccines

    Travis D. Smith

    In the third of Convivium’s essays on the politics of the pandemic, Travis Smith argues reassurances about vaccine safety will convince only some of the people some of the time.

  • An Error Plagued Affront to Liberty

    Douglas Farrow

    In Convivium’s series exploring the line between freedom and COVID-19 responses, Douglas Farrow argues Quebec’s curfew and lockdown cut off our noses to spite our masked faces.

  • Protecting Freedom From COVID-19

    Peter Stockland

    There’s no question the pandemic is real and really deadly but we must never forget that liberty, too, can suffer the painful demise of simply being forgotten, Peter Stockland argues.

  • The Spiritual Connection of Violence

    Robert Joustra

    Robert Joustra writes that last week’s violence at the U.S. Capitol isn’t a phenomenon of lone nutters but the toxicity of radicalized communities persistent even among religious faithful.

News & Views

  • Wherefore Art Thou Peterson?

    Brent McCamon

    Brent McCamon recounts a visit to the National Gallery and reflects on how one evening visit to the art gallery became an opportunity to consider free speech and "the Peterson Phenomenon."

  • The Sinner and the Sin

    Brett Fawcett

    To bear the spiritual shock of revelations about Jean Vanier, Brett Fawcett suggests, we must remember that the L’Arche founder’s own Christian words condemn his sexual abuses.

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.

To Be Human

The hand of the artist dips the paintbrush in and out of paint with patience and ease.

Raindrops

The water droplets are as ephemeral as one's glance towards them.

This is Home

A cup of something deliciously warm to my side, I wrap my toes under the blanket as I listen to the soundtrack of the world happening outside my window.

Voices From the Crowd

Millions of Canadians live their faith through everyday acts. Voices From the Crowd seeks to stitch those stories together. Submissions welcomed for consideration: convivium@cardus.ca.

Stopping Fear, Spreading Hope

Nolan Toscano

Fear may seem as prevalent as the COVID-19 virus during this difficult time. But trusting that good can come from that which we can’t control might be the hopeful antidote we need, writes Nolan Toscano.

The Myths of Starting Over

Jacob Sims

When we travel and separate from our historical baggage and community, we reach a radical moment to start over, writes Jacob Sims. But we do not start from square one.

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