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Convivium brings you news, commentary and research on issues affecting daily life for Canadians of all faiths.
Submissions welcomed for consideration: convivium@cardus.ca.

  • When Christians Fall Short

    Brittany Beacham

    Convivium writer Brittany Beacham reminds us that to give our failures to Christ is to live out the Gospel’s saving grace that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

  • On Opening Christian School Doors

    Matthew Beimers

    In this second segment of his two-part essay, Matthew Beimers ponders whether the wider community would better know Christians by their love if greater diversity were fostered in Christian schools.

  • Schools Leaning Out

    Matthew Beimers

    In part one of this two-part essay appearing on Convivium.ca today and tomorrow, school principal Matthew Beimers makes the case that opening doors to strangers might make Christian education even more Christian, not less.

News & Views

  • Trudeau Versus Trudeau

    Peter Stockland

    In an interview this week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke about his insistence on proper conduct between the sexes on Parliament Hill and, by extension, among Canadians generally. Peter Stockland examines what it means for a son to grapple with what his father catalyzed.

  • To Differ Without Deferring

    Andrew Bennett

    Addressing the Our Whole Society interfaith conference at St. Paul University in Ottawa, Cardus’ Andrew Bennett argues genuine pluralism ensures freedom to differ without any obligation to defer.

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.

Love Begets Love

July 17, 2018

The stillness of the summer day opens up before you and I, the only sound between us the clicking of cicadas and the cool breeze stirring up the long grass between our feet.

Summer Pavement

July 17, 2018

The smell of hot pavement is its own very particular vehicle in service of memory lane.

Cracks In the Pavement

July 17, 2018

New life breaks in and the tendrils of the plants and trees bend their way to the sun, and we too reach towards the Son asking, "will you make me disruptively new?"

Trusting Waters

July 06, 2018

Life lived on and by the water, a holy place of sorts. Is not water the space in which we are most continually asked to trust?

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.

Steadfast Love

Krista Ewert

Amid the tempest of arranging her family’s move to England, Krista Ewert found shelter from the storm in the words of Psalms reminding her that God’s wondrous love never falters.

The Church in Surrey

Lloyd Mackey

Lloyd Mackey explores the rich role of churches and other faith-based ministries in the social, economic, governance and health of Surrey and White Rock, British Columbia.

Tuned to True Calling

Chiara Bertoglio

Pianist Chiara Bertoglio reflects on her two-fold identity, as both a musician and a Christian. When, as a child, she wanted to be the greatest pianist in the world, she now realizes she was trying to be something other than the actual, flesh-and-bone Chiara – and something other than what she was designed to be.

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