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Peter Stockland

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

Bio last modified April 18th, 2019.
Articles by Peter Stockland
  • A Parliamentarian's Pursuit

    Peter Stockland

    Six years ago, after a decade in the House of Commons, David Anderson was in search of a new issue to pursue as an MP. Eventually, freedom of religion became his personal and vocational pursuit.

  • Portraits of Faith

    Peter Stockland

    Lloyd Mackey set out to highlight Canadian Christian leaders after a long career in faith-based journalism. Read about Mackey's Encyclopedia project here.

  • A Calling at Oxford

    Peter Stockland

    Thana de Campos, Brazillian academic living in Ottawa, Ontario, discovered God while studying at Oxford. Read her story here. 

  • A Jew by Choice

    Peter Stockland

    A former Bloc Québécois politician, Richard Marceau converted to Judaism in 2004. Since 2011, he has worked for the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs as a senior adviser. In 2011, he published A Quebec Jew: From Bloc Québécois MP to Jewish Activist, detailing his spiritual journey and involvement in the Jewish community. He recently sat down to talk to Convivium publisher Peter Stockland

  • Al Rashid: Mosque and Refuge

    Peter Stockland

    Peter Stockland visits Al Rashid in Edmonton, Canada's first Mosque, to talk about their efforts to rebuild community and offer support to evacuees of Fort McMurray.

  • Give Where You Live

    Peter Stockland

    Gertie Groenweg's faith called her to serve her neighbours in distress. Reporting from Edmonton, Peter Stockland watches how faith communities have responded to the Fort McMurray Fire. 

  • Help in the Wake of the Fort McMurray Fires

    Peter Stockland

    Peter Stockland reports from Edmonton in the wake of the Fort McMurray fires to see how faith communities respond to the catastrophe: "As she seems to do with everyone, Dalia Abdellatif listens calmly to the agitated young man in front of her at Edmonton’s Evacuee Reception Centre."

  • 50 Years of Yes

    Peter Stockland

    Fifteen years into ministry, he questioned himself rigorously about carrying on as a priest. Thirty-five years later, now retired, he still sometimes asks himself “why” he said yes time after time. 

  • Letting God Take the Wheel

    Peter Stockland with Bruce Myers

    In the 1990s, Bruce Myers was chasing political news stories as a member of the national press gallery in Ottawa. As of May, at age 43, he will be an Anglican bishop in Quebec, pastor of a small flock spread across hundreds of thousands of square kilometres. Myers tells Convivium Publisher Peter Stockland that, like a good reporter, he is confident he’ll be in the right place at the right time as Quebecers overcome their violent reaction to organized religion and let God into their lives again..

  • Rueing the Komagata Maru

    Peter Stockland

    On Tuesday, B.C. Liberal MP Sukh Dhaliwal rose in the House of Commons to invite all Canadians to join in celebrating Vaisakhi and Khalsa Day. Prime Minister Trudeau had just reminded Canadians the day before of the deplorable Komagata Maru incident, and vowed to make a formal apology in the House of Commons for the bigotry and mistreatment it embodied.

  • Fast Forward Faith

    Peter Stockland

    Daniel Bezalel Richardsen works for the federal government in Ottawa where he lives a life infused with his own Christian faith and deep interest in other religious traditions. 

  • Return to Beginnings

    Peter Stockland

    For both son and his father, travelling to holy sites in Israel deepened understanding of Christianity as a faith rooted in place. For Marceau, 45, it also illuminated the relationship between the Jewish faith to which he converted in his 30s. 

  • Faith On A Handshake

    Peter Stockland

    David Peck, founder of SoChange, sees his faith through a globalized lens. That means avoiding the exclusivist reflexes so many Christian churches have these days. His desire? "to get six billion faith-based people of the world on the same page when it comes to things like eradicating extreme poverty." 

  • Another Punch for Donald Trump

    Peter Stockland

    This July 4th, we bring you a piece from the archives by Convivium Publisher Peter Stockland who examines the link between current U.S. President Donald Trump and WWE. 

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