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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.

Re-evaluating Russia

 

Raymond J. de Souza

Father Raymond J de Souza delivers an analysis of Prime Minister Trudeau's promotion of Chrystia Freeland to foreign minister and Russia's position on the world stage. 

Father Raymond J de Souza delivers an analysis of Prime Minister Trudeau's promotion of Chrystia Freeland to foreign minister and Russia's position on the world stage. 

Finding Faith in Hidden Figures

 

Peter Stockland

Publisher Peter Stockland reviews recently released film Hidden Figures and examines the nature of a forgiveness that continues to honour pain and hard truths. 

Publisher Peter Stockland reviews recently released film Hidden Figures and examines the nature of a forgiveness that continues to honour pain and hard truths. 

  • Defending a Foundational Freedom

    Andrew Bennett

    Andrew Bennett, Canada’s former Ambassador for Religious Freedom and now Cardus Senior Fellow, argues for the need to recognise the foundational nature of freedom of religion and conscience in our society and its link to our common life.  

  • Including Us Out

    Daniel Proussalidis

    Were it not on the school’s official website (which appeared earlier this week but has since been removed, no doubt chased away by howls of laughter), you might have thought a recent news release from Texas Woman’s University was a parody from The Onion. In the release that cribs a Seinfeld line about a “Festivus for the Rest of Us,” multicultural women’s and gender studies professor Mark Kessler offers tips to plan what he calls “an all-inclusive, multicultural holiday party at the office.” .

  • The Tyrant’s Helpers

    Andrea Mrozek

    Fidel Castro, the Cuban dictator, haunts me still. He haunted me during his life. He haunts post-mortem as I read about the injustices he spread. There can be no dispute: Castro ruled Cuba as a tyrant. He murdered and stole and viciously repressed opposition. And he never could have done it alone.

  • The Long Chain of Care

    Milton Friesen

    You can download and read Milton Friesen's latest paper, Charity and Social Capacity, on the Cardus website. Imagine that you are the crew of a ship sailing from Italy to Hamilton. You arrive in Canadian waters only to discover that complications related to the sale of your vessel means it is stuck in limbo in Hamilton harbour and you along with it.

  • 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.

  • Art by the Word

    Norm Klassen

    The Canterbury Tales is a pilgrimage, of course, but St. Jerome's University professor Norm Klassen concludes it is equally an homage to art that calls us to live beautiful lives, taking care to define beauty with reference to Christ.

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.

#87: David Toycen

Nigel Hannaford

Over his 42-year career with World Vision Canada, David Toycen led the organization to raise more than $4 billion to assist some of the world’s most vulnerable children, families and communities. 

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.

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