Naomi Biesheuvel

Naomi Biesheuvel is an editor, writer, teacher, and producer who specializes in social media.

Bio last updated June 17th, 2021.

Naomi Biesheuvel

Articles by Naomi Biesheuvel

  • The Cost of Driving

    I’ve been steadfast for nearly 20 years in my views that driving is overrated and overpriced, so those who know me well are pretty surprised that I’m taking steps to get behind the wheel And I’ve always lived in cities, where public transit is a viable—if often slow and occasionally frustrating—opti...

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  • Stolen Sisters

    on the need to respect Indigenous spirituality in its own right, the history and legacy of residential schools and the roles of the church parties in that system, the history and legacy of religious con?ict in Aboriginal families and communities, and the responsibility that churches have to mitigate...

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  • The Argument for Argument

    And the fellow would typically look at me and say, “Well, that’s true for you but it’s not true for me It’s the same with topics like democracy, freedom—all the other topics in my book, fourteen in all—they come down to irresolvable differences in the belief systems or philosophical approaches to li...

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  • The Argument for Argument

    Author William Gairdner discusses his latest book

    It’s the same with topics like democracy, freedom—all the other topics in my book, fourteen in all—they come down to irresolvable differences in the belief systems or philosophical approaches to life And the fellow would typically look at me and say, “Well, that’s true for you but it’s not true for ...

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  • Are Private School Students Just Privileged?

    And it does show that graduates of private schools, as a whole, compared to the public school sector, look back more favourably on their education and consider it more crucial to adult life, which confirms the StatsCan report One of the things we know from the research associated with independent re...

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  • Total Victory?

    “The minority judgment would have granted Loyola High School, as a religious corporation, the right to religious freedom,” she explains, but “the majority did not rule on that point In the 4-3 split, the minority was in considerably stronger support of religious freedom than the majority, explains E...

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  • On the Table

    We're renovating these pages in 2015 to open them up to you, our readers. Each month, we'll send out a question via our weekly emails, Twitter account (@conviviumproj) and our Facebook page (facebook.com/conviviumproject). The next step is up to you: we want to hear your opinions about the topics we're discussing in these pages.

    In this issue of Convivium, Andrew Bennett, Ambassador for Canada's Office of Religious Freedom, recounts this tale from his October 2013 visit to Turkey, during which he met with all the different religious communities and had conversations with the ecumenical patriarch, with the Jewish community i...

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  • Thinking With Your Hands

    Crawford, who wrote the New York Times bestseller Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work, was the featured guest speaker at Cardus's latest Hill Family Lecture Series, which took place as a component of the Building Meaning Project ...

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  • Don't Kill the Messenger

    Social media are simply new forms of institutions, no better or worse than institutional forms of ages past And, for better or worse, Facebook is for today what faith-based institutions were for many communities not too many years ago: places for social interaction, event announcements, worship, con...

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  • The Light and Dark of China's Church

    Naomi Biesheuvel says Christianity is growing despite difficulties

    Li is a Chinese-Canadian Christian who has travelled to and spoken at many churches — both official and unofficial — in China over the last several years, and she describes Chinese Christians as "hungry and thirsty Wang, "this kind of misunderstanding was caused by the different missionary policies ...

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  • Trading Up: Women and the New Industrial Revolution

    Kellie Leitch, Canada's Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, who pointed out the continued relevance of this issue: "We don't have the right people in the right places doing the right things And following Minister Leitch was Rosemary Sparks, another of the few remarkable women who bel...

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  • Allies or Enemies? I don't buy it

    But what stood out to me were the surprisingly astute questions the Guardian posted to encourage commenting from the general public: "Is Morrissey right in refusing to pigeonhole his sexuality? Is our sexuality simple enough to be confined to binary categories? Does it change over time? Are there be...

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