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Convivium brings you news, commentary and research on issues affecting daily life for Canadians of all faiths.
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  • The Shortfalls of Quebec’s Bill 21

    Ruth Dick

    As legislation banning religious symbols in public sector workplaces leaves committee and heads for passage in the National Assembly, Ottawa writer Ruth Dick dissects it on feminist, philosophic, legal, and religious neutrality grounds.

  • A Skeptical Eye on the Science Guy

    Peter Stockland

    If Donald Trump alleged he ate a million ice cream cones, fact-checkers everywhere would have a field day investigating the statement. But when it comes to claims of environmental issues of global proportions, no one seems to bat an eye, writes Peter Stockland. 

News & Views

  • Wherefore Art Thou Peterson?

    Brent McCamon

    Brent McCamon recounts a visit to the National Gallery and reflects on how one evening visit to the art gallery became an opportunity to consider free speech and "the Peterson Phenomenon."

  • Association Not Discrimination

    Albertos Polizogopoulos

    A B.C. faith-based school’s dismissal of a teacher for sexual conduct contrary to its standards is neither shocking nor discriminatory, notes Ottawa constitutional lawyer Albertos Polizogopoulos. In fact, he says, it’s protected by Charter of Rights rulings that date back to 1984.  

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.

Growing

May 08, 2019

A flower isn't told when to bloom, but does so with grace, capturing the light through its vibrant colour and delicate fragility.  

Journeying Inward

May 08, 2019

We take vacations and go on trips, move quickly as days pass by.

Symmetry from Chaos

May 08, 2019

Each rock stacked, one atop the other, working as a team to produce something each individual one could not withstand.

Steady into the Wake

April 15, 2019

There is courage in venturing out with the intention of returning home again.

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.

An Unexpected History

Alan Hustak

An Islamic school stands on the same grounds where a rich history of religious education once took place in a small town in Saskatchewan. Alan Hustak explores the origins and stories of those who have passed through the walls of the old school. 

What's In A Name?

Valerie Michailovich

An internet search of a person's name will tell you much about them and who they are, but in the Jewish faith, G-d's way of identifying with people goes far beyond a name. 

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