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Culture

Arts Feature

October 2011

Rescuing Regina

By Debbie Cowling

Tale about a Congolese refugee shows the best and worst of human behaviour

Arts Feature

October 2011

Captivity

By Will Braun

Former hostage’s account is a journey into the ‘belly of paradox’

Arts Feature

September 2011

Hijacking the Holy Land

By Cory Ruf

Canadian production is yet another salvo in the Middle East conflict

Arts Feature

September 2011

Lost in the Amazon

By Richard Wright

A fantastical pilgrimage is captured in this television documentary

Arts Feature

September 2011

To Forgive ... Divine

By Patricia Clarke

Documentarian asks if forgiveness is always possible

Arts Feature

September 2011

A Message from Space

By David Wilson

Scientists turn their eyes to the heavens in a new film

Arts Feature

September 2011

Rosh Hashanah

By Chelsea Temple Jones

Canadian documentary paints an unsentimental portrait of a Jewish holiday

Arts Feature

July 2011

In Heaven, Underground

By Patricia Clarke

Award-winning doc tells the story of Holocaust survivors and Europe’s largest active Jewish burial ground

Arts Feature

July 2011

I Am Jesus

By Trisha Elliott

Film portrays modern-day ‘messiahs’ without judging them

Arts Feature

July 2011

The Redemption of General Butt Naked

By Drew Halfnight

Former Liberian warlord turns to Christianity in this intimate portrait

Arts Feature

July 2011

The Hilltops

By Jim Cairney

Filmmakers look closely at Israel’s hilltop settlements and the people who occupy them

Arts Feature

July 2011

How to die in Oregon

By Kevin Spurgaitis

Festival favourite tells the stories of those choosing death with dignity

Arts Feature

June 2011

To the End of the Land

By David Wilson

Tragedy and hope underlie this narrative about the Middle East conflict

Arts Feature

June 2011

Censoring an Iranian Love Story

By Patricia Clarke

Author offers a satiric perspective on his country’s history, foibles and tyranny

Arts Feature

June 2011

Beirut39

By Caley Moore

Anthology features bold and impressive mix of young Arabic writers

Arts Feature

June 2011

The Hakawati

By Samantha Rideout

Middle eastern storytelling combines mythology and realism seamlessly

Arts Feature

June 2011

The Museum of Innocence

By Cory Ruf

Nobel Prize-winning author writes a love story set in his native Istanbul

Arts Feature

April 2011

The Future of Faith

By Trisha Elliott

New book tolls the death knell for Christianity, without lamenting

Arts Feature

April 2011

The Armageddon Factor

By Kenneth Bagnell

Canadian journalist warns of the rise of the country’s religious right

Arts Feature

April 2011

Absence of Mind

By Ambury Stuart

Pulitzer Prize-winning author moves readers beyond the platitudes of current debate

Arts Feature

April 2011

The Tenth Parallel

By

New book reveals how Muslims and Christians meet, clash and find peace around the globe

Arts Feature

April 2011

Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years

By Patricia Clarke

Oxford professor journeys through the turbulent history of the Christian church

Arts Feature

March 2011

Barney’s Version

By Richard Wright

Film adaption about a flawed Montrealer with dementia is an endearing delight

Arts Feature

March 2011

Faith, Fraud and Minimum Wage

By Christen Thomas

Dramedy focuses on an atheist coming-of-age on the east coast

Arts Feature

March 2011

Score: A Hockey Musical

By Patricia Ingold

Song-and-dance movie takes a shot at our national pastime

Arts Feature

March 2011

A Touch of Grey

By

Canadian film tries to tell the truth about middle age

Arts Feature

March 2011

Incendies

By Samantha Rideout

Family secrets are unearthed in this Oscar-nominated film

Arts Feature

February 2011

Best Advice

By Ross Lockhart

Leading elders American preachers share their ecclesiastical wisdom

Arts Feature

February 2011

Going Missional

By Orville James

Inspiration and innovation are found in Canadian congregations that minister to the hungry, the broken and the marginalized

Arts Feature

February 2011

A Door Set Open

By Susan Tough

Book offers a clear-eyed look at the world in which we live invites readers to live out God's call in the 21st century

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Editorials

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Observations

by David Wilson

A perfect send-off

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Video

ObserverDocs: A Tale of Two Cancers

by Observer Staff

Catherine Gordon's October 2017 feature for The Observer, 'A tale of two cancers,' recently caught the eye of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and his Washington, D.C.-based team, and inspired a short documentary. Gordon talks about the experience of writing the article and participating in the film.

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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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