The federal election has begun with more mud than Saturday bath night at a pig farm. Alas, Convivium contributor Peter Menzies says, too many reporters are jumping in and further sinking journalism’s #credibility.
Convivium brings you news, commentary and research on issues affecting daily life for Canadians of all faiths.
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Convivium’s Rebecca Atkinson 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.
Peter Jon Mitchell, acting director of Cardus Family, details a new report showing how federal and provincial child care policies distort the way Canadians care for their kids.
Cardus Executive Vice-President Ray Pennings challenges social media “experts” disparaging TWU’s volunteer board for altering its Community Covenant. Agree or disagree, with the decision, the members served with honour and sincerity, Pennings argues.
A B.C. faith-based school’s dismissal of a teacher for sexual conduct contrary to its standards is neither shocking nor discriminatory, notes Ottawa constitutional lawyer Albertos Polizogopoulos. In fact, he says, it’s protected by Charter of Rights rulings that date back to 1984.
Brent McCamon recounts a visit to the National Gallery and reflects on how one evening visit to the art gallery became an opportunity to consider free speech and "the Peterson Phenomenon."
Photography is the art of seeing, which can bring the sacred to light and give pause to reflect, to ponder, to pray. Submissions welcomed for consideration: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The hand of the artist dips the paintbrush in and out of paint with patience and ease.
I love late summer days.
The water droplets are as ephemeral as one's glance towards them.
A cup of something deliciously warm to my side, I wrap my toes under the blanket as I listen to the soundtrack of the world happening outside my window.
Millions of Canadians live their faith through everyday acts. Voices From the Crowd seeks to stitch those stories together. Submissions welcomed for consideration: email@example.com.
Kevan Chandler tells the story of reading The Princess Bride and draws out from it the theme of impossible challenges and what it means to overcome them.
Technology can be useful for new moms, but the constant rings of Instagram, Facebook, messages and more can also be too big a scream for attention.
The story of St. Maximilian Kolbe, a priest who gave his life for another prisoner in Auschwitz, inspires us to integrate faith and action, writes contributor Michael Gonari.