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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. 

Banana Peel Politics

 

Peter Stockland

Publisher Peter Stockland reports on the Manning Conference, Jason Kenney's new platform, and the University of Toronto's Jordan Peterson on the importance of speaking up. 

Publisher Peter Stockland reports on the Manning Conference, Jason Kenney's new platform, and the University of Toronto's Jordan Peterson on the importance of speaking up. 

  • Murders and Meaning

    Andrew Bennett

    In the wake of the homicidal attack on a mosque in suburban Quebec City at the end of January, Convivium Publisher Peter Stockland spoke with Cardus’ Andrew Bennett, Canada’s former ambassador for religious freedom, about the cultural signs such violence illuminates. Bennett is blunt: Canada has a religion problem. 

  • 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. 

  • 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

  • Protecting Patients in the Shadows of Euthanasia: 3 Recommendations

    Faye Sonier

    Co-authored by Dr. Margaret Cottle and Faye Sonier. Margaret Cottle, MD, CCFP (Palliative Care) is a palliative care physician in Vancouver, BC, and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of BC. Faye Sonier is Canadian Physicians for Life’s Executive Director and General Legal Counsel.Bill C-14, which sets out the legal framework for decriminalized euthanasia, satisfies no one.

  • Is the Party Over?

    Ray Pennings

    For political junkies, presidential nominating conventions are destination television. It’s ritualistic theatre as, almost without exception in living memory, the presumptive nominee has been confirmed. Yes, officially winning a nomination warrants “Breaking News Alerts,” but the conventions are more about marketing than decision-making.

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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