Launching Questions


Convivium, 10 February 2017

Editor in Chief Father Raymond J de Souza reflects on the launch of Convivium as an online publication and examines the matter of multiple answers, and questions.

When we planned our launch for the new digital Convivium at our Cardus office in Ottawa, we sought a conversation about how faith plays its part in various aspects of our common life: the arts, the press, politics and the relations between faiths themselves.

Our publisher Peter Stockland was to moderate such a conversation among MP Elizabeth May, leader of the Green Party of Canada, Rose Ekins, curator of Ottawa’s innovative art gallery Studio Sixty Six, Jim Creskey, co-founder of the venerable Hill Times newspaper, and Richard Marceau, a senior advisor with the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs.

But only 10 days before our event, the massacre at the Sainte-Foy mosque took place. At the launch of a venture that examines the place of faith in our common life, the conversation had to start there.

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