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Peter Stockland

Peter Stockland is Senior Writer with Cardus, and publisher of Convivium. Read More ›

Bio last modified May 29th, 2017.
Articles by Peter Stockland
  • Media Defined Faith

    Peter Stockland

    Publisher Peter Stockland offers a compelling defence of how faith is inextricably tied to his identity and vocation as a journalist, thereby illuminating the public sphere and his place in it. 

  • Clarity

    Peter Stockland

    Photographer Peter Stockland takes Sacred Spaces viewers behind the scenes, ecouraging them to view the world with the clarity of a child once again. 

  • #128: Appropriate for You

    Peter Stockland

    Senior Editor Peter Stockland shares about the Mitchell Prize for Faith and Writing and the Golden Thread Contest – and how they matter as ways to "bring together stories that vividly recount the role of religious faith in Canada’s past and present, and nourish active spiritual life for the future."

  • Appropriate For You

    Peter Stockland

    Senior Editor Peter Stockland shares about the Mitchell Prize for Faith and Writing and the Golden Thread Contest – and how they matter as ways to "bring together stories that vividly recount the role of religious faith in Canada’s past and present, and nourish active spiritual life for the future."

  • God In The Trunk

    Peter Stockland

    Convivium Publisher Peter Stockland interviews Cardus co-founder and Executive Vice President Ray Pennings on the findings revealed in last week's Angus Reid poll. Learn more about what Canadians think about sin, faith, and prayer. Convivium Publisher Peter Stockland also took the time to speak with Ray Pennings on the findings revealed in last week's Angus Reid Poll.

  • Under Siege Is Essential Reading

    Peter Stockland

    Publisher Peter Stockland reports from the launch of Don Hutchinson's Under Siege, an examination of the evolution of religious freedom in Canada from 1867 up to our 150th birthday this year.

  • Choir

    Peter Stockland

    The choir is so distant it is barely identifiable in Jeff Sheldon’s photograph except that for our eyes to even discern them we are first urged up to look up to the full soaring height of the ceiling where, we know, the glorious sounds of holy song rise, gather, fall back to our waiting ears. 

  • How Faith Fosters Civility

    Peter Stockland

    Convivium Publisher Peter Stockland reflects on the recent Our Whole Society conference held at St. Paul University and the need for faith communities to ensure secular society respects both spiritual and civil religion.

  • City As Witness

    Peter Stockland

    The photo of a public worship service in downtown Montreal appeals to me   because of the way the Cross signifies the sacred, but the heads bowed in silent prayer affirm its presence. I chose to shoot the photo with the Cross in the bottom right corner, which is the second place our eyes normally track to on an image, not to subordinate it but to integrate it into humility of the random heads and faces that it foregrounds.

  • Cardus Law: You, Me, Community

    Peter Stockland and Andrew Bennett

    With the release of a new research paper this week exploring relations between law, faith and government, and with planning underway for launch of a new religious freedom institute later this year, Cardus Law Program Director Andrew Bennett took time to catch up with Convivium.ca publisher Peter Stockland and discuss the critical balance between individual and institutional faith rights. 

  • Art and the Divine

    Peter Stockland

    This weekend our Convivium team is hosting artist Juss Rani Kaur, transforming our office into a showcase for her “Reflective Mantra Art Series" as part of Sikh Heritage Month. Publisher Peter Stockland reports on Kaur's story and her connection to the Divine. 

  • Utterly Transformed

    Peter Stockland

    Publisher Peter Stockland reflects on the "why" behind the annual Stations of the Cross tradition he participates in each year in downtown Montreal, Quebec. He asks readers to consider the value of a community and the depth of our belief in the one who gave us His all on the cross. 

  • Spiritual Grass Fire

    Peter Stockland

    Publisher Peter Stockland reflects on the legalization of marijuana and the spiritual significance that undergirds the debate set to unfold in Parliament.  

  • Political Potter’s Field

    Peter Stockland

    Publisher Peter Stockland contrasts the abrupt resignation of Andrew Potter, head of McGill University’s Institute for the Study of Canada and the lack of political consequences as connected to Montreal's latest snowstorm.

  • New Shoes. Old Leather.

    Peter Stockland

    A bold first step towards falling behind. Cardus Family Program Directors Andrea Mrozek and Brian Dijkema reflect on Budget 2017 and the impact that it will have on the Canadian public. 

  • Nobody Babies

    Peter Stockland

    In an interview with Convivium, Andrea Mrozek, program director for Cardus Family, says Ottawa’s recent pledge of $650 million to make abortion more widely available overseas as part of a reproductive health initiative is another marker of Canadian society’s generalized disdain for having babies

  • The Industry of Ideas

    Peter Stockland

    Publisher Peter Stockland contests the idea that the age in which we dwell is one marked entirely by misinformation and the mediocre. Rather, he points us towards the rich tradition of several publications upon which to delve and enjoy a taste of "the good, the true, and the beautiful." 

  • Lending For The Long Term

    Peter Stockland

    Publisher Peter Stockland sits down with Work and Economics Program Director Brian Dijkema to talk about Pay Day Loans. Hear what Dijkema told Convivium before his testimony to the Queen’s Park Standing Committee on Social Policy.

  • Banana Peel Politics

    Peter Stockland

    Publisher Peter Stockland reports on the Manning Conference, Jason Kenney's new platform, and the University of Toronto's Jordan Peterson on the importance of speaking up. 

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