Last night’s improbable NBA championship for the Toronto Raptors was one professional sports team’s triumph. Even more, Alida Thomas writes, it’s a historic moment of shared belonging when Canadians discovered who they want to keep becoming.
Convivium brings you news, commentary and research on issues affecting daily life for Canadians of all faiths.
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In advance of tonight's big game for the Toronto Raptors, Editor-in-Chief Father Raymond de Souza muses on the ins and outs of the group's fan base, diversity in the crowds and temporary tattoo shows of support.
The mania for cranking every political message up to 11 is drowning out our democratic capacity to speak moderately, listen perceptively, and care about what our neighbours are saying, argues Convivium's Peter Stockland.
Canadians who shrug off the loss of organized religion need to be made aware of the vital role churches and other faith-based institutions play in our national life, writes Convivium contributor John Longhurst.
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.
John Stackhouse, Jr. pays fond tribute to celebrated pastor, scholar, writer, Bible translator and poet Eugene Peterson, who died Monday of this week.
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.
A flower isn't told when to bloom, but does so with grace, capturing the light through its vibrant colour and delicate fragility.
We take vacations and go on trips, move quickly as days pass by.
Each rock stacked, one atop the other, working as a team to produce something each individual one could not withstand.
There is courage in venturing out with the intention of returning home again.
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.
With Father's Day around the corner, seminarian Joseph McDaniel reflects on his memories of fishing with his father, contemplating times past, while examining what fatherhood truly means.
Montreal actor, singer and writer Alisha Ruiss reflects on the way a collaborative event she long dreamed of creating was given flesh by musical theatre artists at the city’s Segal Centre this past spring.
Things didn't seem to line up for Brooke Kaulius as she listened to her husband's grandmother's anecdotes about the Second World War. Some digging around revealed information about a family history that suggests a far darker past than she's been led to believe.