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Observations

by David Wilson

If statues could talk

Columns

October 2017

Conundrums

by Antonio Gualtieri

What is spirituality, anyway?

Columns

October 2017

Spirit Story

by Mardi Tindal

Grateful to be here

Columns

October 2017

Spiritual But Secular

by Anne Bokma

Non-believers may have rejected doctrine, but they still gather together in community

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My Year of Living Spiritually

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Staring death in the face

by Anne Bokma

‘We spend our lives acting as if we are never going to die. But maybe getting used to the idea will force us to live a little more.’

Society

July 2017

From far and wide

by Various Writers

Meet 11 immigrants who are putting down new roots

World

June 2017

A suitcase for Cuba

by Christopher Levan

You’ll find more than giveaway toiletries and hand-me-downs in the writer's luggage. Each carefully chosen gift offers a glimpse into the lives of Cubans today.

Justice

June 2017

Undocumented

by Kristy Woudstra

Up to half a million people are living in Canada without official status. The ‘sanctuary city’ movement is growing, but the fear of deportation persists.

Culture

WATCH LIST: October 2017

by Observer Staff

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

Interviews

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Interview with Sister Teresa Forcades

by Nancy Fornasiero

The Benedictine nun, physician and feminist theologian from Catalonia, Spain talks about her social activism

To the Point

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Christianity and Khadr: What would Jesus do?

by Michael Coren

A Christian critique of current affairs

Short List

September 2017

Five animated shows that reveal the future of men

by Pieta Woolley

Short List

September 2017

Five wildfires that should alarm us

by Pieta Woolley

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Sightings

Dear Deborah

‘You were all about community . . . trying to encourage people to hope, to have faith and to be more justice-minded’

World

June 2017

Resisting genocide

by Sally Armstrong

In August 2014, ISIS attacked Iraq’s Yazidis, slaughtering thousands and forcing women and girls into sexual slavery. Today, the survivors are fighting for their ancient way of life.

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

Simu Liu, Jean Yoon, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee and Andrea Bang star in the CBC sitcom Kim’s Convenience. Photo courtesy of CBC Television

Refreshingly ordinary

by Lisa Van de Ven

Casting white actors in Asian roles used to be the norm. Audiences today want better representation.

Common Good

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The perils of wanderlust

by Dennis Gruending

Boyle and Lindhout may have survived their hostage ordeals, but they made reckless decisions

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.

World

June 2017

Resisting genocide

by Sally Armstrong

In August 2014, ISIS attacked Iraq’s Yazidis, slaughtering thousands and forcing women and girls into sexual slavery. Today, the survivors are fighting for their ancient way of life.

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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