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Convivium brings you news, commentary and research on issues affecting daily life for Canadians of all faiths.
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  • Rise Again

    Peter Stockland

    In the example of the new life given his Quebec parish church, Convivium Publisher Peter Stockland witnesses the living hope that makes Christians an Easter people.  

  • Better News for Canadian Jews

    Rabbi Reuven Bulka

    As Passover arrives, an Environics survey shows Canada’s Jewish community is faring much better than its U.S. counterpart in number of ways. But as Ottawa’s Rabbi Reuven Bulka cautions, doing better doesn’t automatically mean doing well.

  • Heading Off The Robots

    John Robson

    Ottawa journalist John Robson warns that once machines become intelligent enough to tell human beings precisely what we’re good for, we might not like answer.

News & Views

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:

Steady into the Wake

April 15, 2019

There is courage in venturing out with the intention of returning home again.

Buffeted Back

April 15, 2019

A home on the waves and a creature all her own. She has carried me, doubts and all.  

Safe in Harbour

April 15, 2019

Looking like their own herd, I watch their dance, advancing into the deep blue sea for another day of catch and release, their small bows a kingdom unto themselves for all the day long.


April 10, 2019

The water shifts, coming and going — a loss that takes something with it as it goes. The passage of time has not been kind, smoothing away the edges, erasing the very substance of the stone structure.

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:

Word Shed

Rev. Fred Marshall

Newfoundland Anglican minister Rev. Fred Marshall dreamed of drawing more local men into his church. God told him to build a wooden shed instead.

Virtue in a Backpack

Christopher Konrad

Reducing the material world to what can be carried, lodging in hostels and sharing with transient strangers, Chris Konrad grasps how the ache of pilgrimage can become the beginning of spiritual practice.

Living by Faith

Dan Chook Reid

Often, we do not realize what we have put our trust in until those things have failed us. As Convivium contributor Dan Chook Reid navigates his cancer diagnosis, he and his family forgo fear and embrace risk, discovering how God stretches and strengthens them.

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