Faith In Canada 150

  • Renewing Canadian Citizenship

    Trevor Shelley

    Trevor Shelley, of the Calgary-based citizen’s group imagination 150, warns in this contribution that neglect of the meaning of citizenship risks severing the essential common civic bonds that connect us as Canadians. What do you think? Is the value of Canadian citizenship diminishing? If so, what can you do to reverse the decline? Convivium would love to hear from you and publish a selection of responses..

  • Clear Numbers For School Choice

    Beth Green

    Beth Green, program director for Cardus Education, tells Convivium’s Peter Stockland that Angus Reid polling data released today show Canadians overwhelmingly support public funding of faith-based schooling

  • Religious Freedom Month

    Janet Epp Buckingham

    Today, we release the third piece in our series of Policy Options articles that have emerged as a response to our Spirited Citizenship: Care, Conflict, and Virtue round table in Ottawa last month, convened in partnership with the Angus Reid Institute to mark Canada’s Sesquicentennial. 

  • Diversity and Division

    Shachi Kurl, Angus Reid

    Follow along as we feature a series of articles published in Policy Options that have emerged as a response to the Spirited Citizenship: Care, Conflict, and Virtue round table, an initiative convened by Cardus and the Angus Reid Institute to mark Canada's Sesquicentennial. 

  • Religion's Perception Gap

    Peter Stockland with Ray Pennings

    With today's release of the fourth major Angus Reid Institute polls on the state of religion in Canada, Cardus Executive Vice-President Ray Pennings says the biggest identifiable gap is between Canadians' positive lived experiences of faith and their negative perceptions arising from narratives about spiritual belief. 

  • Literary Good News

    Peter Stockland

    Convivium's Publisher Peter Stockland reports on the inaugural Ross and Davis Mitchell Prize for Faith and Writing Reception and the presentation of $25,000 dollars in prize money to emerging voices in the Canadian literary sphere.

  • And The Mitchell Prize Winners Are….

    Doug Sikkema

    This Monday evening at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto, a Canadian poet and a Canadian fiction writer will be feted – and awarded $25,000 – as winners of the Ross and Davis Mitchell Prize For Faith In Writing. Cardus’ editor and senior researcher Doug Sikkema, who oversaw the competition from its beginnings two years ago, says everyone who put pen to paper has contributed to advancing the vital role religious traditions play in Canadian life.

  • 100 Years of Fortitude

    Raymond J. de Souza

    Convivium's editor in chief Father Raymond J. de Souza marks the anniversary of both the Sacred Heart of Mary parish and Queen's University's "Newman Club." 

  • 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 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.

  • 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. 

  • Oh Canada

    Dave Andrews

    Photographer Dave Andrews brings the people of Carp together to mark Canada Day in the beauty of the Canadian landscape. 

  • 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 Hayley 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.