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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. 

A Message From Manning

 

Peter Stockland

Publisher Peter Stockland sits down with Dr. Andrew Bennett on the eve of the 2017 Manning Conference. 

Publisher Peter Stockland sits down with Dr. Andrew Bennett on the eve of the 2017 Manning Conference. 

  • To Wake Up the Heart

    Gideon Strauss

    This week, in the sixth of his regular dispatches from from Montreal’s faith-rich Outremont district, Gideon Strauss talks to one restaurant owner of Jewish background who was drawn to Sufi Islam.

  • Leonard Loved The Light

    Douglas Todd

    Most biographers focus on how Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen was rooted in Judaism and how he took up Zen Buddhist practice. Many fans also recount his fondness for psychedelics, wine and the erotic. Yet it’s especially intriguing that, despite his iconoclasm, Cohen also appealed to millions who are active or nominal Christians.

  • 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. 

  • Educated Fleas

    Rex Murphy

    In this excerpt from an essay that will appear in the next issue of Convivium magazine, Rex Murphy scratches an itch about the unhealthy infestation of inanity on Canadian university campuses

  • Education Research as a Travel Guide for Wholesome Public Life

    Beth Green

    The Cardus Education Survey (CES) has been on tour. For the last three months I have been discussing the impact of the public and independent school sectors on North America’s graduates with Christian educators across Canada and the USA. Along the way I’ve been privileged to witness the beauty of a salmon run on Vancouver Island, the splendor of the Canadian Rockies, and the eerie majesty of the Grand Canyon.

  • Special Edition: Universities Canada and Religious Freedom

    Michael Van Pelt

    Senior administrators at Canadian universities will meet behind closed doors in October to debate a bylaw that could exclude faith-based institutions from membership. They will be asked by the Board of Governors of Universities Canada to pass the bylaw in express defiance of existing human rights and Charter law.

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.

#100: Giving Space

Gideon Strauss

Leila Marshy, the daugther of a Palestinian refugee, moved to Outremont in 2008. She grew to understand the Hasidim in her community and what they were contributing to her neighbourhood. When tension surrounding the referendum arose, she spoke out in support of her local synagogue.

#99: Prayer Houses

Jennifer Neutel

Calgary’s interfaith community hosted Habitat for Humanity build days during UN World Interfaith Harmony Week in early February. Pictured: a clergy build day last August in Calgary.

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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