As Canada’s Parliament is convulsed by a cabinet-splitting controversy that goes to the heart of our legal system, Ottawa Rabbi Moishele Fogel has released a research paper on the vital role of ancient Jewish law, Halacha, in sustaining identity and relationships. The full report can be read on the Cardus Religious Freedom Institute web site.
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Former Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould’s miscue, Father Raymond de Souza notes, was to insist on the rule of law in a game where the rules are rigged.
The spreading toxin of treating political differences with dehumanizing contempt, Convivium contributor Ruth Dick warns, sounds a tocsin for the future of democratic life.
By the end of a new documentary on children’s TV pioneer Fred Rogers, Alison Van Ginkel isn’t sure the film resolves the paradox it creates about the man who was Mister Rogers. What it does reveal to her is a man wholly suffused by faith, hope and love.
The death sentence handed to a Canadian convicted of drug smuggling reminded the world that China is the world’s top state executioner. But as former MP and veteran human rights observer David Kilgour tells Convivium readers, Beijing’s vicious persecution of its own minority populations rivals Maoist-era inhumanity.
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: email@example.com.
Red apples wait for harvest. The crunchy sweetness drifting through the air.
Dense fog descends over the barren rows. The promise of bringing forth fruit seems distant, unimaginable, and possibly unattainable.
Anar Rajabali marvels at the vibrant colours of the Okanagan on a summer afternoon, and how her eyes and mind are drawn up.
Millions of Canadians live their faith through everyday acts. Voices From the Crowd seeks to stitch those stories together. Submissions welcomed for consideration: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Musician Brian Doerksen sits down with Convivium to discuss how music shaped him, how the needs of his family shaped his music, and how, in the end, collaboration is life.
Convivium’s Hannah Marazzi learns from author Douglas McKelvey how we can make every moment holy by seeing even milk, honey and coffee as worthy objects of liturgy.
Karin Gerber-Bartel is a former refugee who now make comforters for Mennonite Central Committee to support other displaced people.