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Observations

by David Wilson

Free speech and civility

Columns

September 2017

Spiritual But Secular

by Anne Bokma

The drug ayahuasca is risky and illegal, but disciples swear by its spiritual powers

Columns

September 2017

Spirit Story

by Sheri Clipperton

A quiet companion

Columns

September 2017

Conundrums

by Christopher Levan

Can forgiveness be forced?

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My Year of Living Spiritually

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What a wonderful world it is — sampling ‘shrooms’

by Anne Bokma

‘Did I indeed have a mystical experience or was it just a mind-altering drug trip?’

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: September 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

Photo by John Woods/Winnipeg Free Press

Interview with Kim Pate

by Trisha Elliott

The newly appointed Senator talks about standing up for marginalized groups within the justice system

To the Point

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‘Sorry’ is much more than an empty slogan

by Michael Coren

A Christian critique of current affairs

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Sightings

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Solidarity without borders

by Carolyn Pogue

Peacebuilding doesn’t have to be lonely work

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

Author Stephen Marche, left, with his spouse, Toronto Life editor-in-chief Sarah Fulford. Photo by Carlos Osorio/Toronto Star via Getty Images

The new masculinity

by Josiah Neufeld

Despite huge strides, gender equality remains elusive. Two recent books urge men to redefine themselves.

Common Good

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A message for pundits

by Dennis Gruending

The NDP leadership race matters

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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