In a new study on social assistance and marital decision-making in Canada, Cardus Family senior researcher Peter Jon Mitchell finds growing acceptance that getting married is a sound way to avoid going on the dole.
Convivium brings you news, commentary and research on issues affecting daily life for Canadians of all faiths.
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Father Raymond de Souza, Convivium’s editor in chief, says a pastor’s unadorned call to Christ was crucial following this week’s horrific bus crash in Saskatchewan.
When Alastair Sterne was sent to plant a new Anglican Network in Canada church in downtown Vancouver, he never dreamed how arid the soil would be. Then the ache in his heart became the joyful hope of trust in God.
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As clouds scatter across the sky, viewers are drawn to the density of the landscape and the sheer creative expanse of creation, heaven meeting earth in tumbling abandon. Credit: Christian Joudrey
An old, worn tarpaulin is transformed from within by the presence of a torch. Are our worn frame so too capable of being lit by a Holy Flame? Credit: Bobby Burch
As the sun banks in the low hills of the wadi, the power of a flickering flame brings old biblical prayers back to the tongues of those it illuminates. Credit: Jeremy Bishop
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Shyly silent before non-believing friends, Tricia Friesen Reed’s heart is filled with the God of love of who burns in anger at the world’s injustice, and dies to heal it.
"I learned my lesson on a warm September evening 10 years ago, and I hope and pray that I will never again raise my hand in anger against another being made in the image of God."
Anika Barlow and her neighbour are both sojourners. Her neighbour has taughter her how to say "Welcome" from wherever she stands.