This staircase leads to the peak ridge of a volcano--a burnt, desolate landscape scraping the sky. The construct of the stairs invites us right up to the top. But the way isn’t simple. Even though the stairs are there, it’s still a winding path. It will take hard work and consistency to climb, but it is possible. The bright sky calls us forward to the light up ahead, promising that it’s all worth the view from the top.
In a secular age, there is a push to strip the public square of all signs of faith. But freedom of religion and freedom of expression are the bare basics for a people to call themselves free. Convivium is a voice for the rightful role of faith and for people of faith in our pluralistic society.