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Submissions welcomed for consideration: convivium@cardus.ca.

Calling And Caravaggio

 

Raymond J. de Souza

Today Father Raymond J. de Souza revisits the light and beauty of Caravaggio's timeless work ‘The Calling of St. Matthew’ and the truth it continues to communicate to viewers in this day and age. 

Today Father Raymond J. de Souza revisits the light and beauty of Caravaggio's timeless work ‘The Calling of St. Matthew’ and the truth it continues to communicate to viewers in this day and age. 

Patti Smith’s Faithful Devotion

 

Peter Stockland

Convivium Publisher Peter Stockland reviews the veritable Patti Smith's new book Devotion, drawing out the profound themes of love, light, and freedom found therein. 

Convivium Publisher Peter Stockland reviews the veritable Patti Smith's new book Devotion, drawing out the profound themes of love, light, and freedom found therein. 

  • Gay Pride Meets Jewish Orthodoxy

    Peter Stockland with Daniel Jonas

    As Ottawa heads into one of the last Pride weekends of the summer in Canada, Convivium publisher Peter Stockland interviews Daniel Jonas, an Israeli LGBT activist trying to balance contemporary interpretations of human rights and identity with his devout commitment to the timeless truths of Orthodox Judaism.

  • Renewing On Middle Ground

    Cecil Chabot

    Reflecting on a ceremony he contributed to in Moose Factory, Ontario this summer, Cecil Chabot sees a model for recovering right relations between Indigenous and “Newcomer” Canadians.

  • Campus Violence And Moral Community

    James R. Vanderwoerd

    While everyone should be concerned by sexual violence at North American universities, writes Professor James R. Vanderwoerd, his newly published research indicates the best answer to toxic masculinity is cultivation of moral communities on campus.

  • The Age of Hubris

    Ray Pennings

    Cardus Executive Vice President Ray Pennings delivers a thoughtful essay on the Age of Hubris and the way in which dignity and humility serve as essential ingredients to effective disagreement. 

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.

#165: The Rich Present Of Past And Future Faith

Kevin Wiebe

Kevin Wiebe, the pastor of a small country church, shares what has consistently held together his community: faith. And the costs that commitment has created. But most importantly, how that same faith has sustained his people for generations.

#164: Of Faith and Fairies

Ariella Kimmel

At a sacred ceremony at the Turtle Lodge on Sagkeeng Territory, memories of her grandmother flooded Ariella Kimmel. In her Golden Thread submission, Ariella reflects on her faith, the legacy of her grandmother, and how visiting Auschwitz and Birkenau in the presence of loved ones living and gone was a significant part of her faith journey.

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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