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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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News & Views

  • Trinity’s Fight For Religious Freedom

    Bob Kuhn

    On Nov. 30, Trinity Western University will argue in the Supreme Court of Canada for its right to operate a law school from evangelical Christian principles. Recently, the school’s President Bob Kuhn advised a Commons’ committee studying Islamophobia to look at the systemic discrimination suffered by TWU if they want to see anti-religious bigotry in action.

  • Stigma and Shame

    Barry Bussey

    When Ontario’s Court of Appeal trampled conscience rights for medical professionals last week, it grievously wounded the entire body of religious believers across Canada, argues lawyer Barry Bussey.

  • Crucifixes, Kippahs, and Quebec’s Bill 21

    Don Hutchinson

    Constitutional lawyer and legal commentator Don Hutchinson says it’s “unthinkable” the Quebec government would override Constitutional guarantees of religious freedom to proclaim a State-sponsored doctrine of secularism.

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.

To Be Human

The hand of the artist dips the paintbrush in and out of paint with patience and ease.

Raindrops

The water droplets are as ephemeral as one's glance towards them.

This is Home

A cup of something deliciously warm to my side, I wrap my toes under the blanket as I listen to the soundtrack of the world happening outside my window.

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.

Bringing It All Back Home

Stephen Lazarus

Reading Faith For Exiles: Five Ways for a New Generation To Follow Jesus in Digital Babylon, Stephen Lazarus discovers crucial findings about keeping Christian children homeward bound toward Christ.

The Visual Prayers of Timothy Schmalz

Hannah Marazzi with Timothy Schmalz

For years, sculptor Timothy Schmalz has been turning the gazes of passersby towards visual representations of scripture, with his large-scale sculptures erected worldwide. Our own Hannah Marazzi sits down with Schmalz to discuss his art and the vision behind it. 

Written In Heaven

Gerry Turcotte

What's in a name? Gerry Turcotte reflects on Our Creator giving appropriate names to both things and people, and how sometimes the circumstances we find ourselves in, reflect the names we've been given. 

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