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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.

An Encomium For Actual Icons

 

Raymond J. de Souza

Only icons are iconic, Father Raymond J. de Souza cautions. Deep fried dough and Neil Young are not

Only icons are iconic, Father Raymond J. de Souza cautions. Deep fried dough and Neil Young are not

Bonjour-Hi

 

Peter Stockland

A government push to stop Quebec businesses from politely using a French-English greeting for customers is more than just another example of the province's language wars. Convivium Publisher Peter Stockland argues the move interferes with Quebec's social architecture.

A government push to stop Quebec businesses from politely using a French-English greeting for customers is more than just another example of the province's language wars. Convivium Publisher Peter Stockland argues the move interferes with Quebec's social architecture.

  • Eight Myths of Choice

    Andrea Mrozek

    In this talk to a group of interns on Parliament Hill last week, Cardus Family program director Andrea Mrozek offered a new way to see familiar pro-choice arguments

  • Meaning and MAID

    Christopher De Bono

    Today, we release the fourth piece in our series of Policy Options articles that have emerged as a response to our Spirited Citizenship: Care, Conflict, and Virtue round table in Ottawa last month, convened in partnership with the Angus Reid Institute to mark Canada’s Sesquicentennial. 

  • Religion's Perception Gap

    Peter Stockland with Ray Pennings

    With today's release of the fourth major Angus Reid Institute polls on the state of religion in Canada, Cardus Executive Vice-President Ray Pennings says the biggest identifiable gap is between Canadians' positive lived experiences of faith and their negative perceptions arising from narratives about spiritual belief. 

  • Points of Christian Re-Formation

    Ray Pennings

    On Monday night during a panel discussion at McGill University’s Newman Centre in Montreal, Cardus Executive Vice-President Ray Pennings set out five points that he, as a Reformed believer, considers vital if Christians are to re-form a divided Church into unified faith. 

  • Treating College Like Costco

    Doug Sikkema

    Doug Sikkema, senior researcher at Cardus and the managing editor of our sister publication Comment, argues that until we know what higher education is for, we’ll have difficulty protecting those who toil within it

  • Religious Freedom Month

    Janet Epp Buckingham

    Today, we release the third piece in our series of Policy Options articles that have emerged as a response to our Spirited Citizenship: Care, Conflict, and Virtue round table in Ottawa last month, convened in partnership with the Angus Reid Institute to mark Canada’s Sesquicentennial. 

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.

#187: Communion Of Fire

Ashley Linttell

"British Columbia is nothing but trees. At least to anyone with half a heart, the freeway disappears and the car sounds fall away like other people’s conversations in a Vancouver coffee shop while you’re having your heart broken. But I don’t know that yet, and anyway the mountains broke my heart first, and harder."

#185: Fields of the Lord

Joanna Geck

Joanna Geck learned through personal struggle that neither failure nor success has to define her. It’s the undying love of God that defines her, and who shapes her identity. 

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.

Do you ever take a moment to let your gaze linger on the horizon? What does the expanse of land and see evoke within you?  Read More ›

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