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Columns

Column

June 2011

My View

By Eugenia Coates

Save the Memorial Library at Mount Allison University

Column

June 2011

The Big Question

By Janet Silman

Would Jesus approve of inclusive language?

Column

May 2011

Generations

By Karen Stiller

Protecting our kids

Column

May 2011

The Big Question

By Harold Wells

Is God really all-powerful?

Column

April 2011

The Big Question

By Sandra Beardsall

Why did Jesus die?

Column

April 2011

Spirit Story

By Anne Hines

The last class settled

Column

March 2011

The Big Question

By Nancy Steeves

What is the real power of prayer?

Column

March 2011

My View

By Sheila Noyes

The right to die

Column

February 2011

The Big Question

By John McTavish

How do we know Jesus wasn’t just a myth?

Column

February 2011

Generations

By Larry Krotz

Kick the bucket list

Column

January 2011

The Big Question

By James Christie

Did Jesus intend to start Christianity?

Column

January 2011

Generations

By Karen Stiller

Childhood revisited

Column

December 2010

The Big Question

By Wayne Hilliker

Do I need to be certain about my faith?

Column

December 2010

Generations

By Brian Platt

No one's priority

Column

November 2010

The Big Question

By Therese DesCamp

Can God’s existence be proved?

Column

November 2010

Generations

By Patricia Clarke

A woman's wrath

Column

October 2010

Decoding the Bible

By Janet Silman

What was Jesus thankful for?

Column

October 2010

Generations

By Larry Krotz

The urge to exert

Blog Entry

September 2010

Truth and crayons

By Carolyn Pogue

In praise of September and new beginnings

Column

September 2010

Generations

By Karen Stiller

Bible study gone bad

Column

September 2010

Decoding the Bible

By Catherine MacLean

Does God have a hand in natural disasters?

Column

July 2010

Generations

By Brian Platt

Muddled thinking

Column

July 2010

Decoding the Bible

By Thomas Reynolds

What is heaven?

Blog Entry

June 2010

A moment of peace

By Samantha Rideout

While G20 protesters and police squared off on Toronto’s streets, a downtown church offered a sanctuary from the fracas.

Blog Entry

June 2010

Collective chaos

By Samantha Rideout

With so many people at the G20 trying to make themselves heard, the result is a confusing din.

Blog Entry

June 2010

Big hopes for simple solutions

By Samantha Rideout

Faith leaders call on politicians to support the Millennium Development Goals as the World Religions Summit wraps up in Winnipeg

Blog Entry

June 2010

Open to interpretation

By Samantha Rideout

Senator Roméo Dallaire advises religious leaders to express their goals more clearly

Blog Entry

June 2010

Religious influence

By Samantha Rideout

Should faith play a role in world affairs? Leaders at the 2010 World Religions Summit in Winnipeg think so.

Blog Entry

June 2010

Dancing at the Forks

By Samantha Rideout

The first Truth and Reconciliation event winds up with a spirited powwow, but much work remains to be done

Blog Entry

June 2010

Restoring connections

By Samantha Rideout

The damage caused by residential schools echoes through the generations. But sharing stories of the hurt is bringing young and old together in Winnipeg.

Announcement

New Observer editor and CEO, Jocelyn Bell. Photo by Lindsay Palmer

New editor named

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Observations

by Jocelyn Bell

We’ll miss you, David Wilson

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Video

ObserverDocs: My Year of Living Spiritually

by Observer Staff

Anne Bokma left the Dutch Reformed Church as a young adult and eventually became a member of the United Church and then the Unitarian Universalists. Having long explored the "spiritual but not religious" demographic as a writer, she decided to immerse herself in practices — like hiring a soul coach, secular choir-singing and forest bathing — for 12 months to find both enlightenment and entertainment.

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Society

November 2017

Trump country

by David Macfarlane

A northern Alabama county voted almost unanimously for Donald Trump in 2016. One year later, the writer, together with photographer Nigel Dickson, travels there to try to understand why.

Faith

November 2017

Involuntary pilgrim

by David Giuliano

The return of a tumour sets David Giuliano on a path he calls his ‘Camino de Cancer’

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.

Society

November 2017

Trump country

by David Macfarlane

A northern Alabama county voted almost unanimously for Donald Trump in 2016. One year later, the writer, together with photographer Nigel Dickson, travels there to try to understand why.

Faith

November 2017

Involuntary pilgrim

by David Giuliano

The return of a tumour sets David Giuliano on a path he calls his ‘Camino de Cancer’

Faith

November 2017

Grey matter

by Trisha Elliott

Is consciousness just a function of the brain — or something more?

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