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

Breitbart Today. Baptists Tomorrow?

 

Raymond J. de Souza

What is the relationship between morality and commerce? Editor-in-Chief Father Raymond de Souza on Shopify, Breitbart, free speech, and the importance of standards.

What is the relationship between morality and commerce? Editor-in-Chief Father Raymond de Souza on Shopify, Breitbart, free speech, and the importance of standards.

Nobody Babies

 

Peter Stockland

In an interview with Convivium, Andrea Mrozek, program director for Cardus Family, says Ottawa’s recent pledge of $650 million to make abortion more widely available overseas as part of a reproductive health initiative is another marker of Canadian society’s generalized disdain for having babies

In an interview with Convivium, Andrea Mrozek, program director for Cardus Family, says Ottawa’s recent pledge of $650 million to make abortion more widely available overseas as part of a reproductive health initiative is another marker of Canadian society’s generalized disdain for having babies

  • Telling Our Better Stories

    Doug Sikkema

    Convivium's Doug Sikkema examines the role that story telling plays in his life as a Canadian and a man of faith. And as project lead for The Ross and Davis Mitchell Prize for Faith and Writing, he's looking for Canadian writers and poets to submit unpublished short stories or suites of poetry by June 30. There's $25,000 in prize money to be won. 

  • Full Disclosure

    T.W.S. Hunt

    Author T.W.S. Hunt reflects on the true nature of pluralism as a tool to navigate difference within both society and literature. 

  • Missing the Point of Prayer

    Michael Van Pelt

    Earlier this month, Cardus President and CEO Michael Van Pelt attended the annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington attended by President Trump. Van Pelt witnessed first hand the hardened divisions between Americans of faith and their media. He warns Canadians should brace themselves for a spill over effect.

  • 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.

  • Perpetuating Homeschool Myths

    Ray Pennings

    Homeschooling is back in the news, but as usual, the tone of the coverage is negative. I suspect that’s due, in large measure, to journalists simply being unaware of what a wealth of research has shown about the value of homeschooling. Allow me to explain by pointing out two recent media reports.

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.

#105: Lionel Groulx

Preston Jones

Lionel-Adolphe Groulx did not only write history, he made it, stoking the flame of Quebec nationalism. Groulx was a historian who believed that pride in the past would give French Canadians confidence in their future. Despite thirty-four years as a professor at the University of Montreal, Groulx was no ivory-tower academic.

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.

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