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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. 

Carry On Questioning

 

Peter Stockland

Today Publisher Peter Stockland reflects on the importance of asking honest, essential questions about democratic life. 

Today Publisher Peter Stockland reflects on the importance of asking honest, essential questions about democratic life. 

  • To Wake Up the Heart

    Gideon Strauss

    This week, in the sixth of his regular dispatches from from Montreal’s faith-rich Outremont district, Gideon Strauss talks to one restaurant owner of Jewish background who was drawn to Sufi Islam.

  • 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.

  • Defending a Foundational Freedom

    Andrew Bennett

    Andrew Bennett, Canada’s former Ambassador for Religious Freedom and now Cardus Senior Fellow, argues for the need to recognise the foundational nature of freedom of religion and conscience in our society and its link to our common life.  

  • Not My Rights Movement

    Fred Litwin

    In his thoughtful and comprehensive essay first published in the online journal C2C, Ottawa writer Fred Litwin raises provocative questions about the omnipresent ideology of transgenderism that seems to have swamped what was once a personal decision for gender reassignment.

  • Finding God at the AGO

    Doug Sikkema

    Can you find God in a Monet? I hate the question and its kind. Even when well-intentioned Christians ask it, the question belies a ham-fisted approach to all art as some utilitarian vehicle to the Divine. As if Crane and Waugh, Picasso and Turner, Wagner and Bach are all “up to” the same kind of thing.

  • The Muscular Solidarity of Truth

    Andrew Bennett

    What constitutes a rightly ordered response to hate in this world? This is a question that abruptly confronts us when both random and orchestrated persecution and denigration of human beings takes place.

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.

#98: The Reading Light

Helen Warner

A decade ago, Helen Warner felt a calling to help incarcerated women keep their bond with their children. Since then, she has been recording women in custody reading to their children. Through this experience have come countless stories of the strength of love.

#97: The Sidewalk View

Gideon Strauss

In his seventh regular dispatch from from Montreal’s faith-rich Outremont district, Gideon Strauss meets with Emile Kutlu, the president of the Laurier West Merchant Association, responsible for the commercial interests along this street that runs along the southern end of the borough of Outremont to Mile End. 

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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