Rebecca Darwent

Rebecca Darwent is the Editorial Assistant for Cardus and Convivium. A graduate from Algonquin College’s esteemed Journalism program, Rebecca is a natural storyteller and journalism professional. Her byline exists in the Ottawa Business Journal, Community Voice and The Catholic Register, among other places. 

Bio last modified December 20th, 2019.
Articles by Rebecca Darwent
  • Peace Past Understanding

    Rebecca Darwent

    Clamour and division surround us, yet as Advent bends into Christmas, Rebecca Darwent writes, the presence of God with us reminds that He is constant.

  • The Point of Darkness Around the Light

    Rebecca Darwent

    In the second of her weekly reflections on Advent, Convivium’s Rebecca Darwent notes that even in biology certain flowers need a time of darkness before they flourish. So, spiritually, we need winter’s night in our souls to encounter the blazing light of Christ.

  • Stitching an Abrahamic Tapestry

    Rebecca Darwent

    During the years he spent knitting together a vast artwork of ecumenism, Kirk Dunn thought he might be wasting his time. Convivium’s Rebecca Darwent writes that what he produced is just what our present time needs.

  • An Advent(ure) of the Heart

    Rebecca Darwent

    Why rush ahead to Christmas, Convivium’s Rebecca Darwent asks, when this very moment of the Advent season – right now! – affords yet another glorious step on the journey toward Christ?

  • Am I My Brother’s Keeper?

    Rebecca Darwent

    Matthew Kaemingk, recently named Hamilton-based Redeemer University College’s 2019 Emerging Intellectual, challenges Christians to defend the religious freedom of all faiths as they do their own. 

  • Too Soon To Despair For Andrew Scheer

    Rebecca Darwent

    Convivium’s Rebecca Darwent argues that, attacks from his political and media enemies withstanding, Canadians haven’t rejected the federal Conservative leader because of his religious faith.

  • Putting the Human Back in Dignity

    Rebecca Darwent, with Andrew Bennett, Aaron Neil

    In a just-released paper, the Cardus Religious Freedom Institute seeks to kickstart a Canada-wide conversation on the real meaning of human dignity. CRFI’s Rev. Dr. Andrew Bennett and researcher Aaron Neil talked with Convivium’s Rebecca Darwent about why it’s urgently needed.

  • Division and Hope

    Rebecca Darwent

    On the feast of Pope St. John Paul II, we need to heed his messages of hope, courage and conviviality in the aftermath of a divisive election, writes Convivium's Rebecca Darwent.

  • Big City in Training

    Rebecca Darwent

    Convivium’s Rebecca Darwent finds her old hometown growing up from underground as a brand new light rail commuter train lets Ottawans connect from the far flung ‘burbs almost as if they lived in a real city like Montreal.

  • His Work of Art

    Rebecca Darwent

    The wings of the butterfly flutter by, landing every so often to pause and allow those around to wonder at its beauty.

  • Marriage Made Simply Sacred

    Rebecca Darwent

    Convivium’s Rebecca Darwent finds comfort that her wedding this spring wasn’t about saying “yes” to the dress. It was about affirming before God a faithful life with her husband-to-be.

  • 50 Years of Missing Stories

    Rebecca Darwent with Mike Schouten

    Convivium’s Rebecca Darwent talks to producer Mike Schouten about The Missing Project documentary, which fills in the blanks on the 50 years since Canada’s abortion law was overturned and then abandoned entirely.

  • The Constancy of New Hellos

    Rebecca Darwent

    Reflecting on the annual rite of school graduation, Convivium’s Rebecca Darwent discovers that for all its bittersweetness, saying goodbye is a new moment to ensure God remains with us on the journey.

  • Another Look at the Lending Market

    Rebecca Darwent with Brian Dijkema

    Anticipating next week’s Cardus study on pay day loans, and a vote by the city of Kitchener to regulate the sector, Convivium’s Rebecca Darwent talks to Cardus Work and Economics Program Director Brian Dijkema about helping low-income Canadians gain fair and equal access to credit.  

  • A Resounding Yes to Life… And Death

    Rebecca Darwent

    In the premature deaths of two young priests and in the hand-made rosary she carries with her, Convivium’s Rebecca Darwent finds incarnate reminders to affirm God’s gift of life even at its end.

  • Notre Dame at Noon

    Rebecca Darwent

    Stopping for midday Mass at Ottawa’s downtown Cathedral, Convivium’s Rebecca Darwent encounters an impromptu young choir that moves her heart to honour anew Our Lady, Mary, the Mother of God.

  • Unplanned Speaks the Unspeakable

    Rebecca Darwent

    After a week where she watched a film that takes viewers inside the U.S. abortion industry, then observed the annual March for Life on Parliament Hill, Convivium’s Rebecca Darwent says Canadians must be allowed to debate the “choice” being made.

  • When The Flood Hits Home

    Rebecca Darwent

    Convivium writer Rebecca Darwent missed the last once-in-a-hundred-year inundation of her Ottawa neighbourhood. Two years later, even worse flooding has taught her the meaning of community.