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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. 

  • Web of Lies About Families

    Andrea Mrozek

    Cardus Family Director Andrea Mrozek raises concern over a website that brings people together to co-parent, without being in a relationship or living under the same roof.

  • Letting Go And Holding On

    Stephen Lazarus

    Rosalyn Murphy is Vicar of St Thomas’ Church located in an urban priority area in central Blackpool, UK. As a parish priest she is an advocate for government collaborations with faith-based organizations designed to address economic, cultural and social challenges that impact many communities. 

  • Building Faith in Calgary

    Jennifer Neutel

    Interfaith Harmony Week in Calgary this year will go beyond encouraging different traditions to live together. One of its featured events will explore how different faiths can live under the same roof.

  • Harmony in Halifax

    Jennifer Neutel

    As we begin World Interfaith Harmony Week 2017, Jennifer Neutel shares how Halifax has become a model of religious diversity and openness.

  • Finding My Song

    Hannah Marazzi

    Music is the way Pinchas Gutter, a Holocaust survivor, meets the world. His song helped Hannah Marazzi find hers – in places heavy with the memory of suffering, where words fail and prayer falters.

  • 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.

#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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