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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?

April 2014

All we are saying

By Dennis Gruending

Giving nonviolence, spirituality and social transformation a chance

March 2014

Disheartened

By Dennis Gruending

Groups have dire predictions for Canada’s health accord

March 2014

Deadly name-calling

By Dennis Gruending

The propaganda wars continue in Ukraine

February 2014

Time to talk about a maximum wage

By Dennis Gruending

Canada’s top CEOs make 171 times the average

February 2014

War takes rising toll

By Dennis Gruending

Was Afghanistan really worth it?

January 2014

Faith in the public sphere

By Dennis Gruending

Religious freedom ends when it infringes on gender equality

January 2014

Big Brother revisited

By Dennis Gruending

We’re now discovering the extent of spying activity by Canada

December 2013

Nelson Mandela’s work continues

By Dennis Gruending

The Elders champion human rights for women and girls

November 2013

Cold diplomacy

By Dennis Gruending

Israel’s false logic on the Iran nuclear deal

November 2013

PeaceQuest

By Dennis Gruending

Proposing a counter-narrative on Canada’s wars

October 2013

Talking peace

By Dennis Gruending

Inter-religious cooperation thrives in Canada

October 2013

Climate change and churches

By Dennis Gruending

Bringing an ethical perspective to the debate

September 2013

Wishing a farewell to arms

By Dennis Gruending

The recent Navy Yard shooting in the U.S. sparks the question: is there no way to prevent Americans from killing each other with guns?

September 2013

Charter of Values

By Dennis Gruending

In the debate over religious symbols in the workplace, the Parti Quebecois is an odd spectacle to behold

August 2013

Going to bat for gay rights

By Dennis Gruending

Canada’s Foreign Affairs minister defends sexual minorities abroad

August 2013

Lac Mégantic rail disaster

By Dennis Gruending

Tragedy and public policy

Announcement

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

New editor named

by Observer Staff

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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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