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Observations

by David Wilson

Harry Wilson, Irish immigrant

Columns

June 2017

Spirit Story

by Thérèse Samuel

O Canada!

Columns

July 2017

Conundrums

by Jane Dawson

Does the church really need to attract millennials?

Columns

July 2017

Spiritual But Secular

by Anne Bokma

10 books to help you understand the habits and drives of the ‘spiritual but not religious’

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My Year of Living Spiritually

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Taking a dip in the woods

by Anne Bokma

‘I ask you, is it unbecoming for a middle-aged woman to climb a tree?’

Justice

May 2017

Stolen mothers

by Kristy Woudstra

Almost 90 percent of Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women were parents. With the national inquiry hearings set to begin, we talk to five daughters who were left behind.

Society

April 2017

Dear Grandkids

by Various Writers

Six acclaimed Canadian authors write letters from the heart

Society

March 2017

Called to resist

by Paul Wilson

Liberal Christians in the United States test their faith against a demagogue

Culture

Camino de Cancer

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Meal tray communion

by David Giuliano

Video

ObserverDocs: Stolen Mother

by Observer Staff

The daughter and adoptive mother of one of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women share their story

Retrospect

To the Point

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Ecumenical squabbling in the heart of Christianity

by Michael Coren

A Christian critique of current affairs

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Sightings

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Happy Canada Day!

by Carolyn Pogue

Celebrate being a Canadian — or, if you’re four years old, you might try being an Oiler instead

Justice

May 2017

Stolen mothers

by Kristy Woudstra

Almost 90 percent of Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women were parents. With the national inquiry hearings set to begin, we talk to five daughters who were left behind.

Society

April 2017

Dear Grandkids

by Various Writers

Six acclaimed Canadian authors write letters from the heart

Society

March 2017

Called to resist

by Paul Wilson

Liberal Christians in the United States test their faith against a demagogue

Culture

The Scream (2016) by Kent Monkman, part of his Shame and Prejudice exhibition, shows priests, nuns and Mounties rounding up children for residential school as their anguished mothers protest. Photo courtesy of Kent Monkman

The art of resistance

by Julie McGonegal

Indigenous artists are boycotting Canada’s big birthday while also marking 150 years of confronting colonialism

Common Good

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Welcoming the stranger

by Dennis Gruending

Canada can still do more to assist refugees around the world

Faith

July 2017

2016 Press Awards

by Observer Staff

Six different organizations have honoured The United Church Observer with awards for editorial excellence this year. Here are some of the highlights.

Society

May 2016

Are vegans right?

by David Macfarlane

The writer is in the midst of a radical six-month change of diet. He’s discovering that no cheeseburger tastes as good as being ethical feels.

Justice

April 2016

Hell and high water

by Josiah Neufeld

The writer visits the shifting shorelines of Bangladesh and discovers tens of millions of people on the brink of climate disaster

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