Brian Dijkema

Brian Dijkema is the Vice President of External Affairs with Cardus, and an editor of Comment magazine. Prior to joining Cardus, Brian worked for almost a decade in labour relations in Canada after completing his master’s degree with Cardus Senior Fellow, Jonathan Chaplin. He has also done work on international human rights, with a focus on labour, economic, and social rights in Latin America and China.

Christian Sexual Liberation

On the sex lives of the Holy Family.


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