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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

July 2014

PeaceQuest

By Dennis Gruending

Group wants rededication of Peace Tower and 'counter narrative' to militarism

June 2014

Poor process

By Dennis Gruending

Northern Gateway issue is not a matter of dollars and cents

June 2014

Day of action

By Dennis Gruending

Doctors battle Ottawa on refugee health cuts

May 2014

Attacking the most vulnerable

By Dennis Gruending

Refugee claimants aren’t ‘bogus’ despite government’s say-so

May 2014

Revamping the carbon economy

By Dennis Gruending

Greening, alone, will not stop climate change

April 2014

Continuing to discuss climate change

By Dennis Gruending

It’s real. We caused it. But what do we do now?

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Editorials

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Observations

by David Wilson

Enclaves of the elderly

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Video

ObserverDocs: A shoulder to lean on

by Observer Staff

Sheima Benembarek was born in Saudi Arabia, grew up in Morocco and moved to Canada in 2005. In 2015, she relocated to Toronto. At first, the city seemed so much bigger, impersonal — and even threatening — until a fateful encounter in the subway one day.

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Faith

January 2017

Presbytery turns down bid to halt Vosper hearing

by Mike Milne

World

February 2017

Many faces, one humanity

by Wade Davis

The words and photographs of the Canadian author and explorer capture the richness — and fragility — of global cultures and rituals

Society

February 2017

An anatomy of hate

by Douglas Tindal

It’s on the rise everywhere. The writer explores our most troubling emotion and asks how we might overcome it.

World

February 2017

Many faces, one humanity

by Wade Davis

The words and photographs of the Canadian author and explorer capture the richness — and fragility — of global cultures and rituals

Society

January 2017

The new agrarians

by Lois Ross

In the next 15 years, almost half of Canadian farms will change hands. Meet seven millennials who view agriculture as a career — and moral calling.

Faith

March 2016

The Walrus Talks Spirituality

by Observer Staff

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