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Observations

by David Wilson

Outrage is the new normal

Columns

November 2017

Spiritual But Secular

by Anne Bokma

Sober, spiritual – and so much fun

Columns

November 2017

Spirit Story

by Anne Simmonds

Remembrance revisited

Columns

October 2017

Conundrums

by Antonio Gualtieri

What is spirituality, anyway?

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My Year of Living Spiritually

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Why I still go to church

by Anne Bokma

‘I don’t believe in God. And I don’t believe in heaven or hell. But I do believe in people.’

Profiles

October 2017

Fall from grace

by Justin Dallaire

Don Hume was a United Church minister nearing retirement. Then he tried crack cocaine.

Faith

September 2017

Yearning

by Jane Dawson

Restless longing is at the core of the human condition, urging us onward through life. What happens when it veers off course?

Society

July 2017

From far and wide

by Various Writers

Meet 11 immigrants who are putting down new roots

Culture

WATCH LIST: November 2017

by Observer Staff

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Video

ObserverDocs: Stolen Mother

by Observer Staff

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

Announcement

To the Point

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How strident pro-lifers boost abortion rates

by Michael Coren

A Christian critique of current affairs

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Sightings

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‘Hilwie's Bread’

by Carolyn Pogue

Love, respect and gratitude comes with every bite

Faith

October 2017

A tale of two cancers

by Catherine Gordon

One year after the writer discovered she had breast cancer, her sister in California received the same diagnosis. They both recovered, but their experiences were worlds apart.

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

Culture

Lindy West, author of Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman. Photo by Jenny Jimenez/photojj.com

Plus-sized potential

by Kate Spencer

Larger women are landing major roles on film and TV. Is the industry squandering their talent on fat jokes?

Common Good

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Implementing the UN Indigenous declaration

by Dennis Gruending

Will conscience rule the day?

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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