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Faith In Canada 150

  • How Friendship Builds Civilization

    Hannah Marazzi with Eboo Patel

    In the midst of the politics of uproar, Convivium’s Hannah Marazzi chats with Ismaili Muslim writer, speaker, neighbourhood builder, and Little League Coach Eboo Patel about creating a civil world through quiet acts of community.

  • Countdown To the Mitchell Literary Prize

    Peter Stockland with Doug Sikkema

    Judges for the $25,000 Faith In Canada in 150 Mitchell Literary Prize have their short list ready to announce today. Convivium Publisher Peter Stockland spoke with contest director Doug Sikkema about what the high quality of the entries means for Canadian literature.

  • Theology of the Hammer

    Daniel Proussalidis

    Daniel Prousssalidis, Cardus director of communications, visits a Habitat For Humanity site this week and discovers that  people of various faiths working on a building sound like religious belief in action. 

  • Petal to the Metal

    Raymond J. de Souza

    Ottawa spends $50 million on showpiece gardens in Winnipeg. Yet Churchill's lone rail line can't be repaired. From Confederation to now, Canada began to go seriously off track.

  • A Special Message From Jean Vanier

    Jean Vanier

    Enjoy this series of touching and uplifting messages from Jean Vanier, Companion of the Order of Canada and founder of L'Arche on the occasion of Canada's Sesquicentennial Anniversary. 

  • The Future of Canada’s Day

    Raymond J. de Souza

    Indigenous accusations of genocide made our 150th birthday a day of repentance with sporadic fireworks, says Father Raymond J. de Souza. That's not good for Canada. It's even worse for Aboriginal Canadians.

  • Dear Canada

    Today Convivium publishes an open letter, authored and affirmed at the Faith in Canada 150 Millennial Summit at the Ottawa Offices of Cardus, Canada’s faith based think tank, June 30, 2017. 

  • Psalm A Day

    Carole Sebastian

    To mark Canada’s 150th birthday, Providence Renewal Centre in Edmonton has initiated a 150-day prayer challenge. The challenge begins on Saturday, July 1. Read more about how you can get involved. 

  • A Dream I Had

    Dave Andrews

    Photographer Dave Andrews shares a shot, as envisioned in a dream he had back in the middle of Canadian winter, to celebrate Canada in the middle of an open field. 

  • Side By Side

    Hayley Lockrem

    Photographer Haley Lockrem captures the essence of Canadian communities of faith, standing side by side, facing the future in faith and friendship. 

  • Believing in Cities

    Andrew Bennett

    In this final text from the Cardus’ What Makes a Good City forum, Andrew Bennett for reviving the spirit of urbi et orbi – the city and the world – by which religious traditions have made beauty and comfort integral to our urban lives.

  • For Peace Comes Dropping Slow

    David Johnston

    His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, participates in a non-partisan and apolitical way, at a variety of events across the country to meet with Canadians in order to encourage dialogue, promote national identity and foster national unity. On May 18, 2017, His Excellency attended the National Prayer Breakfast in Ottawa during which he delivered these remarks on faith.  Convivium is delighted to publish his inspiring words.

  • Canada: Intimations of Liberty

    John von Heyking

    Hearing the seductive, loon-like call of so-called postnationalists who claim Canada is without identity, political philosopher John Von Heyking insists the Fathers of Confederation would have seen the “ironic pose of non-identity as infertile soil for heartfelt protection of rights.” 

  • 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. 

  • Telling Our Better Stories

    Doug Sikkema

    Convivium's Doug Sikkema examines the role that story telling plays in his life as a Canadian and a man of faith. And as project lead for The Ross and Davis Mitchell Prize for Faith and Writing, he's looking for Canadian writers and poets to submit unpublished short stories or suites of poetry by June 30. There's $25,000 in prize money to be won. 

  • Writing With The Light On

    Hannah Marazzi

    Sarah Bessey, lay theologian, writer, and blogger is a Canadian whose voice has emerged to lead a generation. Convivium’s Hannah Marazzi interviewed Bessey by correspondence about the changing nature of theology in the public sphere, the importance of literature to a life of faith, and the imagery of the author’s beloved Canadian landscape that finds its way into all of her writing.

  • Sacred Fire

    Ray Pennings

    Ray Pennings reflects on the sacred in a ceremony and looks forward to how Canada can best flourish over the next 150 years.