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Submissions welcomed for consideration: convivium@cardus.ca.

  • Coming Anew to Religious Faith

    Ray Pennings

    With fresh polling data from the Cardus-Angus Reid Institute in hand, Cardus Executive Vice-President Ray Pennings tells Convivium newly arrived Canadians hold the key to renewing our public understanding of faith.

  • Journalists Hurting Journalism

    Peter Menzies

    Those who moil in the media have always been privately infatuated with their own opinions, but the current cohort seems obsessed with telling the public what to think, admonishes former Calgary Herald Publisher Peter Menzies.

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  • Making Time For Time

    Tim McCauley

    Convivium contributor Father Tim McCauley reflects on the necessity of creating space to enjoy the passing of time and the discipline that must be cultivated in carving out time for rest, the sacredness of contemplation, love, and worship. 

  • Every Moment Holy

    Anthony Diehl

    Do you have liturgy at the ready for ordinary life? Today, Convivium contributor Anthony Diehl reviews Doug Mckelvey's Every Moment Holy, a liturgical companion that baptizes the everyday in prayer. 

  • To Differ Without Deferring

    Andrew Bennett

    Addressing the Our Whole Society interfaith conference at St. Paul University in Ottawa, Cardus’ Andrew Bennett argues genuine pluralism ensures freedom to differ without any obligation to defer.

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.

Love Begets Love

July 17, 2018

The stillness of the summer day opens up before you and I, the only sound between us the clicking of cicadas and the cool breeze stirring up the long grass between our feet.

Summer Pavement

July 17, 2018

The smell of hot pavement is its own very particular vehicle in service of memory lane.

Cracks In the Pavement

July 17, 2018

New life breaks in and the tendrils of the plants and trees bend their way to the sun, and we too reach towards the Son asking, "will you make me disruptively new?"

Trusting Waters

July 06, 2018

Life lived on and by the water, a holy place of sorts. Is not water the space in which we are most continually asked to trust?

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.

Steadfast Love

Krista Ewert

Amid the tempest of arranging her family’s move to England, Krista Ewert found shelter from the storm in the words of Psalms reminding her that God’s wondrous love never falters.

The Church in Surrey

Lloyd Mackey

Lloyd Mackey explores the rich role of churches and other faith-based ministries in the social, economic, governance and health of Surrey and White Rock, British Columbia.

Tuned to True Calling

Chiara Bertoglio

Pianist Chiara Bertoglio reflects on her two-fold identity, as both a musician and a Christian. When, as a child, she wanted to be the greatest pianist in the world, she now realizes she was trying to be something other than the actual, flesh-and-bone Chiara – and something other than what she was designed to be.

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