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What are you doing? Why does Comment exist?

Comment magazine serves Christian leaders and culture makers with rooted, fresh ideas for the faithful practice of North American public life. Leaning on 2000 years of Christian thought, we seek a renewed social architecture-"not new wine into old wine-skins, but old wine in new wineskins for festive drinking" (Calvin Seerveld, "Footprints in the Snow").

We're not here just to celebrate and affirm that it's good for Christians to engage culture. We want to now ask the hard questions-to resource those who are on board with the project and are now looking for wisdom about how to actually do this. Think of Comment as the magazine where we not only encourage you to see your work as pursuing God's shalom; we also dig deep to consider just what shalom looks like in economics and education, for cities and civil society.

To get a sense of our vision and focus, see the recent "manifesto" from our editor, "Meet Comment Again for the First Time."

How are you accomplishing this mission?

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We publish feature essays, reviews and opinions, a daily blog, and feature some of our best material in a quarterly print edition. (You really should subscribe.)

Who publishes Comment?

Comment is the first principles journal of Cardus, a non-profit public policy think tank dedicated to the renewal of North American social architecture, based in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Cardus focuses on the long-term concerns of society, working to enrich and challenge public debate through research, events, and publications, for the common good.

What does 'Cardus' mean?

The Cardus was an ancient north-south road that connected the people of Roman cities to their major public spaces. On the Cardus or Cardo Maximus governments, markets, temples, and more lived and worked to build a common life for the good of the city.

How long has Comment been around?

Cardus was incorporated under the former name "Foundation for Research and Education in Developing a Christian Approach to Industrial Relations and Economics" (really!) in September, 1974. Comment was published as a 8.5x11 newsletter starting in January, 1983, under the editorial direction of Harry Antonides. After a brief hiatus in the early 2000s, Comment re-emerged in its current form (perfect bound book, and regular online content) in August 2005.

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