Church

  • A Matter of Belonging

    Brittany Beacham

    After having spent some time away from the church of her childhood years, Brittany Beacham tells the tale of coming back to membership among the familiar congregation.

  • Encouraging Faith and Family

    Ray Pennings

    The issues of social isolation and loneliness in Canada are important challenges in our times, writes Cardus Executive Vice President Ray Pennings. Instead of doing away with family life and religiosity as an attempt at social progress, we should recognize the good these factors play in our lives.

  • We've Got to Talk

    Ray Pennings

    Recently, Convivium has run columns rebutting accusations of discrimination against an independent Christian school in Surrey, B.C. Today, Cardus Executive Vice-President Ray Pennings unveils research showing religious schools are needed precisely because faithful North Americans have deep misgivings about government-run schools harming spiritual formation.  

  • Good That Comes From Nazareth

    Jeff Lockert

    Visiting the site that was home of Mary, the Mother of God, Convivium contributor Jeff Lockert, president of Catholic Christian Outreach, meditates on the difference that Incarnational leadership can make to the world

  • The Shared Space of Faith And Science

    Peter Stockland with Milton Friesen

    Milton Friesen, program director of Cardus Social Cities, will deliver a lecture this evening at McMaster University’s Divinity College on Religion And Science: Conspiring Together For God. As Milton tells Convivium’s Peter Stockland, he intends it as a catalyst to a much broader and deeper conversation about the institutional responsibilities of faith and science in Canada’s common life.

  • Bringing Lent Home

    Brittany Beacham

    Echoing Isaiah, Convivium contributor Brittany Beacham says the Lenten fast has to be about more than giving up creature comforts. It must mean opening the doors of our hearts – even of our houses – purely for God’s love.

  • Living A Different Answer

    Andrew Bennett

    Father Deacon Andrew Bennett, director of Cardus Law, celebrates Christmas with hundreds of Millennials  who respond to old holiday questions with a new zeal for Truth

  • A Hand Out For God

    Peter Stockland

    Next week, the campus evangelical group Catholic Christian Outreach begins a cross-country veneration of bones from Saint Francis Xavier. Convivium’s Peter Stockland asks CCO co-founder Angèle Regnier why.

  • The Church’s Village Voice

    Hannah Marazzi with Mark Clark

    Born into a staunchly atheistic family, Mark Clark has built Village Church into a community of 6,000 worshippers in multiple places across Canada. The success, Clark tells Convivium’s Hannah Marazzi, springs from fostering a Gospel-rooted church for the de-churched.

  • Entering In

    Peter Stockland

    To follow in the footsteps of the faithful who have come before shapes our path to glory. 

  • City of Sparks

    Hannah Marazzi, Tim Day

    Convivium's Hannah Marazzi sits down with Tim Day of City Movement to discuss listening postures, the digital age, and Canada's transforming faith landscape.