The earth’s circumference is 40,075 kilometres, yet we hear the adage “what a small world.” How can the world be so big and so small at the same time? Learning where we are in relation to others offers a spatial awareness that opens up a wonder about our world. It makes our familiar bounds sacred to us as we occupy a space we’ve come to know and love well, and it allows us to stretch our minds to people across the globe, wondering what they view as sacred.
In a secular age, there is a push to strip the public square of all signs of faith. But freedom of religion and freedom of expression are the bare basics for a people to call themselves free. Convivium is a voice for the rightful role of faith and for people of faith in our pluralistic society.