Peter Stockland is Senior Writer with Cardus, and publisher of Convivium.
Prior to joining Cardus, he was vice-president of English-language magazines for Readers' Digest Magazines Canada Ltd. He is a former editor-in-chief of The Gazette newspaper in Montreal, a former editorial page editor of the Calgary Herald newspaper and has worked as a journalist throughout Canada during his 30-year career in the media.
He currently runs his own communications company, Prima Communication, in Montreal where he lives with his wife, Linda. In addition to his journalism career, he is also a fiction writer who has published in numerous magazines across the country. His new collection of short stories, If Only, was published in November 2011 by Siren Song Press (www.sirensong.ca).Bio last modified December 21st, 2017.
Thread of 1,000 Stories
For the past year, Peter Stockland has had the dream-work opportunity of gathering stories like that of Sikh artist Juss Rani Kaur, from Canadians across the country as part of the Thread of 1000 Stories project.
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."
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."
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.
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.
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."
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation will hold a symposium in Richmond, B. C. this Thursday on whether cities in this country are doing enough to combat intolerance, including toward religious faiths. We sat down with CRRF Executive Director, Anita Bromberg, to discuss the upcoming event.
Pardeep Nagra is not all that surprised when instances of religious intolerance make news. For him, it is a normal experience as a Sikh Canadian. Read about how he strives towards truthful living and social justice amid an imperfect Canada.
What most Ottawa residents don’t know about the city's first suburb The Glebe, is that it was first church land set aside for sustaining the minister and the congregation of St. Andrew’s, an old cathedral on the corner of Bank Street.