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Peter Stockland

Peter Stockland is Senior Writer with Cardus, and publisher of Convivium. Read More ›

Bio last modified May 29th, 2017.
Articles by Peter Stockland
  • Accounting for Khadr

    Peter Stockland

    Convivium Publisher Peter Stockland argues Canadians deserve better from the Khadr case than sketches of fact becoming caricatures of truth.

  • Time's Passage

    Peter Stockland

    The cycle of creation is made manifest in the details of  an old motor vehicle gradually being subsumed into the earth. 

  • Peak Season

    Peter Stockland

    Convivium author Peter Stockland reflects on the mysterious collapse of motels and the spiritual significance that these places of refuge possess. 

  • #137: The Language of Faith

    Peter Stockland

    For the past year, Peter Stockland has had the dream-work opportunity of gathering stories like that of Sikh artist Juss Rani Kaur, from Canadians across the country as part of the Thread of 1000 Stories project.

  • Acts of Good X 150 = Canada

    Peter Stockland

    After Canada’s July 1 bash for our 150th birthday, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) challenged every mosque, church, temple, synagogue and place of worship to commit to 150 acts of public service this year. Convivium publisher Peter Stockland asked CIJA CEO Shimon Koffler Fogel for more details.

  • #135: Come and See Me

    Peter Stockland

    Blindness brought Father Jack Kennedy to the priesthood 52 years ago. Not blind faith. Not metaphorical inability to see. Literal legal blindness.  

  • Simply About Freedom

    Peter Stockland

    In the past two weeks, Ottawa lawyer Albertos Polizogopoulos has argued the case for conscience rights of doctors, and won a major freedom of information legal battle over publicizing statistics about abortion. Convivium Publisher Peter Stockland sat down with him to discuss the cases.

  • Media Defined Faith

    Peter Stockland

    Publisher Peter Stockland offers a compelling defence of how faith is inextricably tied to his identity and vocation as a journalist, thereby illuminating the public sphere and his place in it. 

  • Clarity

    Peter Stockland

    Photographer Peter Stockland takes Sacred Spaces viewers behind the scenes, ecouraging them to view the world with the clarity of a child once again. 

  • #128: Appropriate for You

    Peter Stockland

    Senior Editor Peter Stockland shares about the Mitchell Prize for Faith and Writing and the Golden Thread Contest – and how they matter as ways to "bring together stories that vividly recount the role of religious faith in Canada’s past and present, and nourish active spiritual life for the future."

  • Appropriate For You

    Peter Stockland

    Senior Editor Peter Stockland shares about the Mitchell Prize for Faith and Writing and the Golden Thread Contest – and how they matter as ways to "bring together stories that vividly recount the role of religious faith in Canada’s past and present, and nourish active spiritual life for the future."

  • God In The Trunk

    Peter Stockland

    Convivium Publisher Peter Stockland interviews Cardus co-founder and Executive Vice President Ray Pennings on the findings revealed in last week's Angus Reid poll. Learn more about what Canadians think about sin, faith, and prayer. Convivium Publisher Peter Stockland also took the time to speak with Ray Pennings on the findings revealed in last week's Angus Reid Poll.

  • Under Siege Is Essential Reading

    Peter Stockland

    Publisher Peter Stockland reports from the launch of Don Hutchinson's Under Siege, an examination of the evolution of religious freedom in Canada from 1867 up to our 150th birthday this year.

  • Choir

    Peter Stockland

    The choir is so distant it is barely identifiable in Jeff Sheldon’s photograph except that for our eyes to even discern them we are first urged up to look up to the full soaring height of the ceiling where, we know, the glorious sounds of holy song rise, gather, fall back to our waiting ears. 

  • How Faith Fosters Civility

    Peter Stockland

    Convivium Publisher Peter Stockland reflects on the recent Our Whole Society conference held at St. Paul University and the need for faith communities to ensure secular society respects both spiritual and civil religion.

  • City As Witness

    Peter Stockland

    The photo of a public worship service in downtown Montreal appeals to me   because of the way the Cross signifies the sacred, but the heads bowed in silent prayer affirm its presence. I chose to shoot the photo with the Cross in the bottom right corner, which is the second place our eyes normally track to on an image, not to subordinate it but to integrate it into humility of the random heads and faces that it foregrounds.

  • Cardus Law: You, Me, Community

    Peter Stockland and Andrew Bennett

    With the release of a new research paper this week exploring relations between law, faith and government, and with planning underway for launch of a new religious freedom institute later this year, Cardus Law Program Director Andrew Bennett took time to catch up with Convivium.ca publisher Peter Stockland and discuss the critical balance between individual and institutional faith rights. 

  • Art and the Divine

    Peter Stockland

    This weekend our Convivium team is hosting artist Juss Rani Kaur, transforming our office into a showcase for her “Reflective Mantra Art Series" as part of Sikh Heritage Month. Publisher Peter Stockland reports on Kaur's story and her connection to the Divine. 

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