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  • Fellowship of the Rings

    Farhad Khadim

    After last month’s mass murder of Jews at worship in the U.S., Toronto Muslims formed Rings of Peace around local synagogues to manifest compassion and solidarity. Today, Farhad Khadim reflects on the power of the gentle gesture as way to stand against bigotry, and touch hearts afflicted by hatred's pain.

  • The Aftermath of Genocide

    Peter Stockland

    On International Human Rights Day, survivors of histories and geographies torn apart by crimes against humanity used a Parliament Hill panel discussion to etch a path of repentance, repair, reconciliation and renewal. Convivium’s Peter Stockland reports.

  • Home at the Library

    Peter Stockland

    Today, Peter Stockland writes a letter to his past self, and extends his gratitude to the people whose words lined the library he liked to call home. These minds shaped him, and lead him to keep asking the questions that keep him coming home to wonder.

News & Views

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.

Resplendent Sky

April 24, 2018

Anar Rajabali marvels at the vibrant colours of the Okanagan on a summer afternoon, and how her eyes and mind are drawn up.

Downward Tree Tops

April 23, 2018

If we were birds, we would see trees as we often imagine God sees the world, down from above on the creation that grows up to give us places of sanctuary and rest.

Give Thanks

April 23, 2018

In the early morning light, wonder is present within creation, each serving as a conduit of a particular, natural grace.

Why Do We Scale the Mountaintops?

April 23, 2018

Have you ever scaled a mountain or even a small hill? What is it about the process of ascent? Are we following an intrinsic desire set forth by the desert fathers or our first fathers even, to seek His face?

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.

Darkness

Melissa Payne

As the days grow darker, Melissa Payne reflects on the way darkness and cold weave themselves into the pace of our living. In darkness lies more than despair, Payne writes.

Embracing My Inheritance

Susan Fulmore

Susan Fulmore was brought up in the evangelical tradition. She explores her inheritance, of rooms unused, of spaces she had not sat. The full house has been calling her. 

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