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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. 

Banana Peel Politics

 

Peter Stockland

Publisher Peter Stockland reports on the Manning Conference, Jason Kenney's new platform, and the University of Toronto's Jordan Peterson on the importance of speaking up. 

Publisher Peter Stockland reports on the Manning Conference, Jason Kenney's new platform, and the University of Toronto's Jordan Peterson on the importance of speaking up. 

  • Web of Lies About Families

    Andrea Mrozek

    Cardus Family Director Andrea Mrozek raises concern over a website that brings people together to co-parent, without being in a relationship or living under the same roof.

  • Time to Bury the Bulls of Donation

    Douglas Farrow

    From Tierra del Fuego to Ungava Bay /  the history of betrayal continues to today /  the spirit of Almighty Voice, the ghost of Anna Mae /  call like thunder from the mountains – you can hear them say /  It's a stolen land […]

  • Deadly Misinformation

    Albertos Polizogopoulos and Faye Sonier

    Now that assisted suicide and euthanasia have been decriminalized in Canada, news articles and opinion pieces are spreading incorrect information about the legal obligations and rights of the parties affected by this change in law. While the authors of these pieces are likely well intentioned and simply unaware that the information shared is misleading or wrong, it is vital that we set the record straight each time this occurs.

  • Bennett to Senate: Protect Religious Freedom

    Daniel Proussalidis

    Well settled into his new role as a senior fellow at Cardus, Dr. Andrew Bennett continuing the mission he took on in 2013 as Canada’s first (and only) ambassador for religious freedom. He joined Cardus in July of this year after the Trudeau government decided not to renew the mandate of the Office of Religious Freedom (ORF), which he headed up.

  • When Four Good is Too Bad

    Andrea Mrozek

    You may not be aware of Bill 28, but you should be. Ontario’s government is about to airbrush out the terms “mother” and “father” from provincial laws, while also raising the number of legal parents to four. That’s right – four.

  • Is the Party Over?

    Ray Pennings

    For political junkies, presidential nominating conventions are destination television. It’s ritualistic theatre as, almost without exception in living memory, the presumptive nominee has been confirmed. Yes, officially winning a nomination warrants “Breaking News Alerts,” but the conventions are more about marketing than decision-making.

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.

#100: Giving Space

Gideon Strauss

Leila Marshy, the daugther of a Palestinian refugee, moved to Outremont in 2008. She grew to understand the Hasidim in her community and what they were contributing to her neighbourhood. When tension surrounding the referendum arose, she spoke out in support of her local synagogue.

#99: Prayer Houses

Jennifer Neutel

Calgary’s interfaith community hosted Habitat for Humanity build days during UN World Interfaith Harmony Week in early February. Pictured: a clergy build day last August in Calgary.

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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