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April 2016

Bill C-14

By Dennis Gruending

When it comes to medical assistance in dying, churches are one voice among many

April 2016

Truth and Reconciliation

By Dennis Gruending

The shared journey between Indigenous and non-indigenous peoples is a marathon

March 2016

‘Good religion’

By Dennis Gruending

Faith still has a role to play in peacebuilding

March 2016

Jobs versus human rights

By Dennis Gruending

Selling arms to the Saudis creates a ’reasonable risk’ to civilian populations

March 2016

No room for cynicism

By Dennis Gruending

Canada’s first ministers meet to talk climate change

February 2016

Seniors’ strategy

By Dennis Gruending

The CMA’s Demand A Plan campaign was the real winner last election

January 2016

Good neighbours

By Dennis Gruending

Politicians will only do whatever Canadians support — and accept

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?

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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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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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