Rebecca Darwent

A graduate from Algonquin College’s esteemed Journalism program, Rebecca is a natural storyteller. She is currently pursuing a BA in Social Communication at St. Paul University. Her byline exists in the Ottawa Business Journal, Community Voice and The Catholic Register, among other places. 

Bio last modified May 15th, 2020.
Articles by Rebecca Darwent
  • Pilot Palliative Project a Good First Step

    Rebecca Darwent

    Paramedics in Ottawa will soon have the option of caring for palliative patients on the scene, but existing issues of overcrowding in Ontario hospitals are a concern for healthcare experts Greg Kung and Dr. Andrew Taylor.

  • Paying Faith News Forward

    Rebecca Darwent

    An innovative approach by Winnipeg journalist John Longhurst engages religious communities in the media by asking them to fund multi-faith coverage, Convivium’s Rebecca Darwent reports.

  • When God Gives Himself to Us

    Rebecca Darwent

    The secret Santa truth is that, for many, Christmas can be more painful than joyful. But true joy, Rebecca Darwent writes, is creating an interior place for the Child to be born anew.

  • Peace Past Understanding

    Rebecca Darwent

    Clamour and division surround us, yet as Advent bends into Christmas, Rebecca Darwent writes, the presence of God with us reminds that He is constant.

  • The Point of Darkness Around the Light

    Rebecca Darwent

    In the second of her weekly reflections on Advent, Convivium’s Rebecca Darwent notes that even in biology certain flowers need a time of darkness before they flourish. So, spiritually, we need winter’s night in our souls to encounter the blazing light of Christ.

  • Stitching an Abrahamic Tapestry

    Rebecca Darwent

    During the years he spent knitting together a vast artwork of ecumenism, Kirk Dunn thought he might be wasting his time. Convivium’s Rebecca Darwent writes that what he produced is just what our present time needs.

  • An Advent(ure) of the Heart

    Rebecca Darwent

    Why rush ahead to Christmas, Convivium’s Rebecca Darwent asks, when this very moment of the Advent season – right now! – affords yet another glorious step on the journey toward Christ?

  • Am I My Brother’s Keeper?

    Rebecca Darwent

    Matthew Kaemingk, recently named Hamilton-based Redeemer University College’s 2019 Emerging Intellectual, challenges Christians to defend the religious freedom of all faiths as they do their own. 

  • Too Soon To Despair For Andrew Scheer

    Rebecca Darwent

    Convivium’s Rebecca Darwent argues that, attacks from his political and media enemies withstanding, Canadians haven’t rejected the federal Conservative leader because of his religious faith.

  • Putting the Human Back in Dignity

    Rebecca Darwent, with Andrew Bennett, Aaron Neil

    In a just-released paper, the Cardus Religious Freedom Institute seeks to kickstart a Canada-wide conversation on the real meaning of human dignity. CRFI’s Rev. Dr. Andrew Bennett and researcher Aaron Neil talked with Convivium’s Rebecca Darwent about why it’s urgently needed.

  • Division and Hope

    Rebecca Darwent

    On the feast of Pope St. John Paul II, we need to heed his messages of hope, courage and conviviality in the aftermath of a divisive election, writes Convivium's Rebecca Darwent.

  • Big City in Training

    Rebecca Darwent

    Convivium’s Rebecca Darwent finds her old hometown growing up from underground as a brand new light rail commuter train lets Ottawans connect from the far flung ‘burbs almost as if they lived in a real city like Montreal.

  • His Work of Art

    Rebecca Darwent

    The wings of the butterfly flutter by, landing every so often to pause and allow those around to wonder at its beauty.

  • Marriage Made Simply Sacred

    Rebecca Darwent

    Convivium’s Rebecca Darwent finds comfort that her wedding this spring wasn’t about saying “yes” to the dress. It was about affirming before God a faithful life with her husband-to-be.

  • 50 Years of Missing Stories

    Rebecca Darwent with Mike Schouten

    Convivium’s Rebecca Darwent talks to producer Mike Schouten about The Missing Project documentary, which fills in the blanks on the 50 years since Canada’s abortion law was overturned and then abandoned entirely.

  • The Constancy of New Hellos

    Rebecca Darwent

    Reflecting on the annual rite of school graduation, Convivium’s Rebecca Darwent discovers that for all its bittersweetness, saying goodbye is a new moment to ensure God remains with us on the journey.

  • Another Look at the Lending Market

    Rebecca Darwent with Brian Dijkema

    Anticipating next week’s Cardus study on pay day loans, and a vote by the city of Kitchener to regulate the sector, Convivium’s Rebecca Darwent talks to Cardus Work and Economics Program Director Brian Dijkema about helping low-income Canadians gain fair and equal access to credit.