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Peter Stockland

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

Bio last modified October 18th, 2018.
Articles by Peter Stockland
  • Religious, Not Holy

    Peter Stockland

    Patti Smith—the punk poet laureate—identifies Christ as an artist, crafting his ideal of salvation with imagination. Smith’s own art and imagination, writes Convivium Publisher Peter Stockland, is a cry against the modern mania for “God usurped by Goal.”

  • Pause and Effect

    Peter Stockland

    Today, Peter Stockland explores how the act of running is not some Olympic-level commitment to all-in exhaustion. Rather, this discipline creates space in our lives to move away from stress and towards a fuller sense of health and goodness.

  • The Lost Art of Asking

    Peter Stockland

    Whatever happened to saying “I just don’t know”? Today Convivium Publisher Peter Stockland shares concerns, in light of the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation debacle, about troubling changes to public dialogue and the growth of political tribalism. Words are used to impress others with a willingness to think as they think—rather than to express thought.

  • Full House Religious Freedom

    Peter Stockland

    Convivium Publisher Peter Stockland says next week’s Parliamentary Forum on Religious Freedom might be just the ticket for bringing newly arrived and long-standing Canadians of faith together to safeguard religious freedom

  • Independent Doesn’t Mean Isolated

    Peter Stockland with Deani Van Pelt

    Who’s blazing a trail on school funding in Canada? Turns out it’s Saskatchewan. And as Cardus senior fellow Dr. Deani Van Pelt tells Convivium publisher Peter Stockland, two new education research papers hold some fascinating findings for Canadians interested in public education.

  • Drawing the Stranger Near

    Peter Stockland with Anika Barlow

    Anika Barlow, hospitality coordinator at Vancouver’s Kinbrace Refugee Community Society, talks to Convivium about the power of faith to bring new arrivals and hosts alike closer to encountering God.

  • Pigskin Crossing Pattern

    Peter Stockland with Rodd Sawatzky

    As the Calgary Stampeders prepare for their annual Labour Day Classic against their CFL rivals from Edmonton, team chaplain Rodd Sawatzky’s role is to help the team’s strong cohort of Christian players remember true victory is in Christ. The director of pro ministries for Athletes in Action spoke recently with Convivium’s Peter Stockland.

  • When Politics Goes Wrong

    Peter Stockland

    Convivium publisher Peter Stockland argues recovery of genuine political conversation requires that we start asking the right questions about our political differences.

  • New Catholic Hymnal is Nothing to Sing About

    Peter Stockland

    We tend to treat music like entertainment breaks from the serious phases of our church services, writes Convivium Publisher Peter Stockland. But music ought to be so much more. Today, Peter defends the core of music: to lift our hearts, and our voices, towards God's love.

  • The NDP’s Anti-Labour Paradox

    Peter Stockland with Brian Dijkema

    Cardus’ director of Work and Economics made waves on Canada’s West Coast this month with a report critiquing the B.C. government’s move to let only unionized construction companies bid for major infrastructure projects. But, Brian Dijkema tells Convivum, the policy will cost taxpayers billions, punish workers, and risk damage to democracy itself.

  • Canada Missing in Action on Religious Freedom

    Peter Stockland with Andrew Bennett

    Top cabinet ministers from more than 80 countries are in Washington D.C. today planning global action against religious persecution. Rev. Andrew Bennett, Director of the Cardus Religious Freedom Institute, is there and tells Convivium he’s hearing widespread disappointment over Canada’s absentee leadership on the critical issue.

  • Exactly Where You Are

    Peter Stockland

    In a world caught up with the noise surrounding one man having his moment in the spotlight, Convivium Publisher Peter Stockland calls us to ease back from the glamour we perceive in everything beyond us – and see the majesty right at our front door.

  • Mentors, Manipulators And Making It New

    Peter Stockland with Jamil Jivani

    In late June, Convivium’s Peter Stockland engaged in public conversation with lawyer, teacher and community activist, and author Jamil Jivani, 30, about his new book Why Young Men: Rage, Race and the Crisis of Identity. In this third installment of three parts, Convivium will serialize an edited transcript of the discussion so readers who weren’t able to attend might experience Jivani’s remarkable story and wisdom

  • A Life Saved by Tears

    Peter Stockland with Jamil Jivani

    In late June, Convivium’s Peter Stockland engaged in public conversation with lawyer, teacher and community activist, and author Jamil Jivani, 30, about his new book Why Young Men: Rage, Race and the Crisis of Identity. In this second installment of three parts, Convivium will serialize an edited transcript of the discussion so readers who weren’t able to attend might experience Jivani’s remarkable story and wisdom

  • Getting There From Here

    Peter Stockland with Jamil Jivani

    In late June, Convivium’s Peter Stockland engaged in public conversation with lawyer, teacher and community activist, and author Jamil Jivani, 30, about his new book Why Young Men: Rage, Race and the Crisis of Identity. Over the next three days, Convivium will serialize an edited transcript of the discussion so readers who weren’t able to attend might experience Jivani’s remarkable story and wisdom.

  • Saving the Idea of Faith

    Peter Stockland

    At a yearly gathering of big-thinking Canadians, Cardus’ Ray Pennings challenges attendees to examine their own ideas about the critical place of religious faith in our common life.

  • The Graying Of Cohabitation

    Peter Stockland with Peter Jon Mitchell

    Senior Researcher Peter Jon Mitchell talks with Convivium about a new report from Cardus Family on data showing a doubling of the number of middle-aged Canadians choosing to cohabitate rather than marry. There are risks, Mitchell says, for the couples and for society.

  • Re-ordering The Relationship

    Peter Stockland

    Today, Convivium is sharing a video sampling of the speech delivered by the Hon. Jason Kenney on May 18, 2018 as well as the fascinating panel discussion that followed between Kenney, Pat Nixon, founder and CEO of Calgary’s Mustard Seed ministry for the socially disadvantaged, and journalist Jen Gerson.

  • MAiD and Modern Medicine

    Peter Stockland

    Two years ago, on June 1, 2016, federal Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould was escorted to her seat in front of Canada’s Senate to explain her governments rationale for Bill C-14, a legislative concoction with a name from a high school chemistry class and the full power to transform Canadian society forever.

  • Trinity Western Loses

    Peter Stockland

    Trinity Western University has lost its legal battle to have graduates of its proposed law school accredited by law societies in Ontario and B.C.

  • The Liberty To Dissent

    Peter Stockland

    Convivium Publisher Peter Stockland argues that freedom itself, not just the subset of religious freedom, is at stake in Friday’s Supreme Court of Canada decision regarding Trinity Western University.

  • Religion, Freedom, Citizenship

    Peter Stockland with Andrew Bennett

    In early May, Cardus hosted launch events in Ottawa for its Religious Freedom Institute. Father Deacon Andrew Bennett, CRFI’s director, spoke with Convivium's Peter Stockland about the kickoff and what’s to come for the new institute.

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