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  • Starting to Stop Every Day

    Peter Stockland

    In part two of Convivium’s series on homelessness, addiction and mental illness, Peter Stockland speaks with a woman who was hours away from being out on the streets and homeless. Now, Christina is on her way to recovery from a lifetime of alcoholism.

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  • Trinity’s Fight For Religious Freedom

    Bob Kuhn

    On Nov. 30, Trinity Western University will argue in the Supreme Court of Canada for its right to operate a law school from evangelical Christian principles. Recently, the school’s President Bob Kuhn advised a Commons’ committee studying Islamophobia to look at the systemic discrimination suffered by TWU if they want to see anti-religious bigotry in action.

  • Last Kiss

    Hannah Marazzi with Joshua Harris

    Convivium has been following the journey of writer and documentary-maker Joshua Harris as he unpacks the effects of his generation-changing book I Kissed Dating Goodbye. Hannah Marazzi caught up with him as he moves on to the next chapter in his life and work.

Sacred Spaces

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: convivium@cardus.ca.

Sentinel

March 19, 2019

Weeds are only pests because we decided we didn't want to see them. But who else runs to greet spring and clings on despite questionable conditions? The wind has lost its edge, which feels like a gift of its own. Maybe I will be tolerant and accept this fellow eager greeter.

Moss

March 19, 2019

Slowing down to see the details and to hear the quieter voices. Something in the silence says, the winter will end as I promised it would. The smell of change is in the air, and as the earth softens there's a reminder that pleas don't go unheard. Fingers trail and feel the softness and the tender life.

Creeping Crocus

March 19, 2019

They run ahead to spread the news: Spring is coming. Soon other flowers will follow, looking decadent compared to the colourless landscape that held a firm grip not long ago. Is there anything more hopeful than their cheery faces when the trees still stand bare?  

Hidden

March 01, 2019

You could miss it if you don't look at exactly the right gap in the trees, from the path.

Voices From the Crowd

Millions of Canadians live their faith through everyday acts. Voices From the Crowd seeks to stitch those stories together. Submissions welcomed for consideration: convivium@cardus.ca.

The Good Faith Work of Jimmy Pattison

Lloyd Mackey

The life story of B.C. entrepreneur and philanthropist Jim Pattison testifies to his Christian capacity for working across differences to achieve the greater good, writes Convivium contributor Lloyd Mackey.

Opening The Gate for Baha’i

Geoffrey Cameron

Geoffrey Cameron reviews the film The Gate: The Dawn of the Bahá’í Faith, the first cinematic attempt to portray the life, history, and teachings of The BábThere are challenges in interpreting the lives and teachings of Prophets and Messengers of God, he writes.

Moved by Music

Brian Doerksen with Hannah Marazzi

Musician Brian Doerksen sits down with Convivium to discuss how music shaped him, how the needs of his family shaped his music, and how, in the end, collaboration is life.

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