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Convivium brings you news, commentary and research on issues affecting daily life for Canadians of all faiths.
Submissions welcomed for consideration: convivium@cardus.ca.

  • Reverence and the Rule of Law

    Rabbi Moishele Fogel

    As Canada’s Parliament is convulsed by a cabinet-splitting controversy that goes to the heart of our legal system, Ottawa Rabbi Moishele Fogel has released a research paper on the vital role of ancient Jewish law, Halacha, in sustaining identity and relationships. The full report can be read on the Cardus Religious Freedom Institute web site.

  • Gaming the Law

    Raymond J. de Souza

    Former Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould’s miscue, Father Raymond de Souza notes, was to insist on  the rule of law in a game where the rules are rigged.

  • Courting Contempt

    Ruth Dick

    The spreading toxin of treating political differences with dehumanizing contempt, Convivium contributor Ruth Dick warns, sounds a tocsin for the future of democratic life.

News & Views

  • Sacred Music In Secular Culture

    Hannah Marazzi with Ben Ewert

    Convivium’s Hannah Marazzi talks to musical scholar and choral director Ben Ewert about his new role creating music to remind us that “God requires worship from every part of our being, not just our emotions.”

  • Won't You Be My Neighbour?

    Alison Van Ginkel

    By the end of a new documentary on children’s TV pioneer Fred Rogers, Alison Van Ginkel isn’t sure the film resolves the paradox it creates about the man who was Mister Rogers. What it does reveal to her is a man wholly suffused by faith, hope and love.

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.

Standing Out

December 19, 2018

Rows of green on rows of brown leading up into the sky.

Fruits

December 19, 2018

Red apples wait for harvest. The crunchy sweetness drifting through the air.

The Winter of Life

December 17, 2018

Dense fog descends over the barren rows. The promise of bringing forth fruit seems distant, unimaginable, and possibly unattainable.

Resplendent Sky

April 24, 2018

Anar Rajabali marvels at the vibrant colours of the Okanagan on a summer afternoon, and how her eyes and mind are drawn up.

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.

God in the Chaos

Samantha Dignam

Overcoming her doubts about the mission, though not the message, of the Church, the University of Ottawa’s Samantha Dignam discovers at the Urbana18 conference how acknowledging the faults of Christians is key to carrying the Gospel to the world.

Faith Among the Seconds

Joyce Deng

Through often painful moments listening to a broken man at an Ottawa drop-in centre, Joyce Deng began to hear God’s voice in the briefest of encounters.

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