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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.

Empathy

 

Raymond J. de Souza

Father Raymond J de Souza takes a look at empathy in the broader context of today's entertainment industry and socio-political sphere. 

Father Raymond J de Souza takes a look at empathy in the broader context of today's entertainment industry and socio-political sphere. 

Finding Faith in Hidden Figures

 

Peter Stockland

Publisher Peter Stockland reviews recently released film Hidden Figures and examines the nature of a forgiveness that continues to honour pain and hard truths. 

Publisher Peter Stockland reviews recently released film Hidden Figures and examines the nature of a forgiveness that continues to honour pain and hard truths. 

  • A Gift that Cannot be Given

    John Robson

    Among Christmas delights are many centuries’ worth of marvellous music that brings joy, transcendence and in my case a great gift of humility because I can no more make that sound ring out than I could make the star over Bethlehem shine.

  • 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

  • What to do in Post-Truth Politics?

    Ray Pennings

    There have never been perfect candidates in any election that I’ve ever voted in. The U.S. presidential campaign, now winding down toward November 8, only emphasizes the impossibility of perfectibility – and perhaps adds the rider that some are more imperfect than others.

  • Parenting, Interrupted

    Deborah Rankin

    Just when society has settled in to the reality and implications of surrogate parenthood, the adult children of medical conception are speaking out against it, Deborah Rankin writes

  • When ad Hominem Attacks Are All You Have

    Albertos Polizogopoulos

    Last week, Ian Millhiser of ThinkProgress, a far-left publication, wrote a piece titled “The Stunning, Hilarious Hypocrisy of The Christian Right’s Top Legal Team.” In it Millhiser discusses two American organizations, the Heritage Foundation and the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), and how these organizations have, in his words, had an “abrupt shift in position on one of the most contentious issues in American constitutional law.” What Millhiser is speaking about here is neither a shift in position nor hypocritical, but rather is simply Heritage and ADF’s recognition and use of the current law.

  • Yes, Let's Reopen the Debate on Lobbying Limits

    Janet Epp Buckingham

    “Who lobbies for the lobbyists? Should we credit the Association of Good People Who Just Want to Serve? People for the Ethical Treatment of Former Hill Staffers?” I won’t lobby for lobbyists. But I will take issue with Andrew Coyne, in the National Post last week, painting unfairly an important vocation.

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.

#87: David Toycen

Nigel Hannaford

Over his 42-year career with World Vision Canada, David Toycen led the organization to raise more than $4 billion to assist some of the world’s most vulnerable children, families and communities. 

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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