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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

Arts Feature

February 2011

Born of Water

By Harry Oussoren

New book plots the future for small congregations

Arts Feature

February 2011

Heart, Mind, and Strength

By Daniel A. Hansen

Author explains the need for renewal in Christian leadership

Arts Feature

January 2011

Canada’s History

By Frank Dabbs

Revamped magazine balances the wisdom of historians with the first-hand accounts of those who lived through historic events

Arts Feature

January 2011

This Magazine

By Drew Halfnight

Radical zine is a 'quiet triumph' over hypocrisy

Arts Feature

January 2011

Geez

By Samantha Rideout

Christian magazine introduces new ways of seeing the world and pursuing social justice

Arts Feature

January 2011

Canadian Dimension

By Vidya Kauri

Advocacy magazine reports on the issues too often overlooked by the mainstream

Arts Feature

January 2011

Alternatives

By Jasmine Budak

Peer-reviewed journal about the environment leaves room for lightness

Arts Feature

December 2010

I Shall Not Hate

By Miriam Spies

The need for understanding between Palestinians and Israelis is stressed in a new memoir

Arts Feature

December 2010

Stones into Schools

By Drew Halfnight

'Three Cups of Tea' author focuses on the everyday challenges of running a non-profit in Afghanistan

Arts Feature

December 2010

Nomad

By Pieta Woolley

Somali-born author addresses diversity in the 21st century

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December 2010

Tattoos on the Heart

By Lee Simpson

Forgiveness and compassion are evident at a youth outreach program in Los Angeles

Arts Feature

December 2010

A Year of Living Generously

By Wayne G. Smith

Author spends 12 months volunteering in an effort to 'do some good'

Arts Feature

November 2010

Finding Dawn

By Miriam Spies

Director puts a human face on the 500 missing Aboriginal women in Canada

Arts Feature

November 2010

Mystical Brain

By Drew Halfnight

Scientists survey the 'no man’s land' between science and religion

Arts Feature

November 2010

Everybody's Children

By Jasmine Budak

Documentary exposes the lack of support for minors seeking asylum

Arts Feature

November 2010

The Pacifist Who Went to War

By Lisa Van de Ven

Canada's conscientious objectors are brought into focus in new documentary

Arts Feature

November 2010

The Coca-Cola Case

By Kevin Spurgaitis

NFB film alleges links between the world's biggest soft-drink company and the violent suppression of trade unionists

Arts Feature

October 2010

The Complete Root Cellar Book

By Lee Simpson

Building your own food storage space isn’t as hard as you think

Arts Feature

October 2010

Simply in Season

By Samantha Rideout

Food writers celebrate the simple pleasures of eating locally

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October 2010

Good Food for All

By Richard Wright

Collection of recipes promotes universal access to healthy eats

Arts Feature

October 2010

Where People Feast

By Therese DesCamp

Cookbook explores the philosophy of indigenous gatherings

Arts Feature

October 2010

Ripe from Around Here

By Caley Moore

For holistic nutritionist, eating well is vital to being well

Arts Feature

September 2010

Tapestry

By Sandra Beardsall

CBC radio show faithfully explores spirituality and religion

Arts Feature

September 2010

Radiolab

By Kylie Taggart

Popular podcast gets the science right without bogging listeners down in terminology

Arts Feature

September 2010

Big ideas

By Samantha Rideout

TVO program gives listeners a taste of academia

Arts Feature

September 2010

A History of the World in 100 Objects

By Frank Dabbs

The BBC and the British Museum reconstruct two million years of human history

Arts Feature

September 2010

TEDTalks

By Lisa Van de Ven

Celebrity isn’t at the centre of this podcast; ideas themselves are the draw

Arts Feature

July 2010

Beatrice and Virgil

By Frank Dabbs

Announcement

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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