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January 2016

Trudeau’s honeymoon

By Dennis Gruending

Canada’s new prime minister over-promises and under-delivers

December 2015

Promising signs

By Dennis Gruending

There's no magic fix in Paris, but there are hints of hope

November 2015

We cannot turn away

By Dennis Gruending

Welcoming Syrian refugees to Canada is a marathon, not a sprint


November 2015

'Peace cannot be won on the battlefield'

By Dennis Gruending

Peacemaker Ernie Regehr has some advice for Canada's new government

October 2015

Trudeau's 'sunny ways'

By Dennis Gruending

Despite political optimism, there may be some clouds on the horizon

October 2015

Suppressing our better angels

By Dennis Gruending

Racism rears its head in the Canadian election

September 2015

Precious democracy

By Dennis Gruending

Voices-Voix confronts Conservatives on stifling Canadians' fundamental right

September 2015

Syrian refugee crisis

By Dennis Gruending

What you can do to help

August 2015

Election 2015

By Dennis Gruending

Faith groups have lots of questions for candidates this go around

August 2015

Paltry returns

By Dennis Gruending

Public spending on sports palaces is just bad economics

July 2015

Pontiff’s ‘grand message’

By Dennis Gruending

Pope Francis calls for spiritual and environmental revolution

June 2015

Happy warriors

By Dennis Gruending

Order of Canada recipients call for the elimination of nukes

June 2015

Truth, reconciliation and Canadian churches

By Dennis Gruending

Despite having been a part of the 130-year story of residential schools, churches have a history of protecting and promoting Indigenous rights. That's something to build on after the TRC's findings.

May 2015

TRC comes to an end

By Dennis Gruending

Still, residential schools statistics are hard for many Canadians to forget

May 2015

Justice Tour 2015

By Dennis Gruending

Churches focus on climate change and ending poverty

April 2015

Dignity for all

By Dennis Gruending

No anti-poverty measures are to be found in the federal budget

April 2015

A greater contribution

By Dennis Gruending

Canada extends its military mission in Iraq and Syria amidst skepticism

March 2015

Truth, reconciliation and remembrance

By Dennis Gruending

We may think that we know our history. But most of us still don't.

March 2015

Security or civil rights?

By Dennis Gruending

The debate over anti-terrorism bill heats up

February 2015

'The times are a-changin’

By Dennis Gruending

The popularity of Pope Francis shows no signs of abating

February 2015

Dying with dignity?

By Dennis Gruending

Faith groups respond to Supreme Court ruling on physician-assisted death

January 2015

Money talks

By Dennis Gruending

CBC bans journalists from making paid appearances

January 2015

Christian exodus

By Dennis Gruending

How do we protect the 'human' rights of religious minorities in the Middle East?

December 2014

Light for Lima

By Dennis Gruending

Canadian faith groups call for more action on climate change

November 2014

Clearing the plains

By Dennis Gruending

How John A. Macdonald starved Indigenous peoples 

November 2014

Global cry of the people

By Dennis Gruending

Canadian mining abroad continues to be criticized by civil society

September 2014

Climate Summit 2014   

By Dennis Gruending

Faith groups asked to get active for the environment

August 2014

2014 Peoples’ Social Forum 

By Dennis Gruending

Indigenous and environmental issues remain predominate

August 2014

A fragile democracy

By Dennis Gruending

CRA audits charitable groups it says are politically driven

July 2014

History does matter

By Dennis Gruending

The Middle East's cycle of violence and retaliation can only be ended through negotiations

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Observations

by David Wilson

The meaning of a masterpiece

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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

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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

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

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