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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.

  • Pilot Palliative Project a Good First Step

    Rebecca Darwent

    Paramedics in Ottawa will soon have the option of caring for palliative patients on the scene, but existing issues of overcrowding in Ontario hospitals are a concern for healthcare experts Greg Kung and Dr. Andrew Taylor.

  • Good News During a Secular Winter

    Peter Stockland

    Despite the Quebec government announcing in January it would cancel the last substantial religious element of provincial school curriculum, Concordia University's Catholic students were hard at work. Peter Stockland reports.

  • Is Human Dignity Enough?

    Rabbi Reuven Bulka

    Rabbi Reuven Bulka examines a recent Cardus Religious Freedom report on human dignity, suggesting that there may be more to the question surrounding the freedom to make personal choices.

  • Paying Faith News Forward

    Rebecca Darwent

    An innovative approach by Winnipeg journalist John Longhurst engages religious communities in the media by asking them to fund multi-faith coverage, Convivium’s Rebecca Darwent reports.

News & Views

  • Standing Up For Trinity Western’s Board

    Ray Pennings

    Cardus Executive Vice-President Ray Pennings challenges social media “experts” disparaging TWU’s volunteer board for altering its Community Covenant. Agree or disagree, with the decision, the members served with honour and sincerity, Pennings argues.

  • Why is Sex Ed Silent About Marriage?

    Andrea Mrozek

    Meet Ontario’s new old sex ed, same as Ontario’s old new sex ed, writes Cardus Family Director Andrea Mrozek. Meanwhile, Mrozek notes, the proven, enduring good of marriage gets crickets.

  • 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.

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.

A New Resolution

Trevor Anzai

A worthier goal than trying to chase after material or physical New Year's resolutions is the seeking out of God’s fulfillment to our hearts’ desires, writes Trevor Anzai.  

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