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Editorials

Column

May 2012

Losing our civility

By David Wilson

Let's face it: rudeness is becoming the new normal

Column

April 2012

The new look of discontent

By David Wilson

Young people drove the 1960s counterculture, and they're the backbone of the Occupy movement. But the similarities end there.

Column

March 2012

Down but not out at First United

By David Wilson

Helping marginalized people in the country's poorest neighbourhood is messy at the best of times

Column

February 2012

Stereotyping’s the thing

By David Wilson

Antipathy toward clergy runs pretty deep in a post-religious society

Column

January 2012

A new look for new times

By David Wilson

Denominational magazines must move forward or fall behind

Column

December 2011

The Christmas Can

By David Wilson

Something ordinary often means much more during the holidays

Column

November 2011

‘There’s nothing like it anywhere’

By David Wilson

Torontonians are feeling a little unsure of themselves right now, but their big city is much greater than the sum of its annoyances

Column

October 2011

The culture of debt

By David Wilson

Today, our children have to work — and borrow — to keep pace with our standard of living

Column

September 2011

The greater good

By David Wilson

Our views on taxation say much about the values that underpin society

Column

July 2011

A Pastoral Letter

By Mardi Tindal

Our church needs healthy leaders

Column

July 2011

Home is where the soul is

By David Wilson

The church's national office should be an expression of who we are

Column

June 2011

Dying with dignity

By David Wilson

Physician-assisted suicide demands no less than a national debate

Column

May 2011

Onward and upward

By David Wilson

Despite tough economic times, the next generation will find its own answers

Column

April 2011

Poles in peril

By David Wilson

The Arctic and Antarctica spell out the hard truths about the health of our planet

Column

March 2011

Believers versus non-believers

By David Wilson

Secularization does not mean the end of religion. It means better conversations about faith.

Column

February 2011

Considering post-theistic churches

By David Wilson

A debate over God’s place in 21st-century Christianity can’t be avoided

Column

January 2011

The stakes are high

By David Wilson

With poker becoming ever more present in Canadian culture, it's time for the United Church to speak out against gambling

Column

December 2010

An undercurrent of fear

By David Wilson

Anti-Islamic sentiment is on the rise almost everywhere. Canadians need to be on the lookout for signs of it here.

Column

November 2010

Hot under the collar

By David Wilson

There are plenty of reasons to feel anger today, but it's what we do with it that counts

Column

October 2010

Land of plenty

By David Wilson

Canada is the place where my neighbour and I want to be

Column

September 2010

'Churchman' in the best sense of the word

By David Wilson

The late Rev. Albion Wright believed in an inclusive church and an independent Observer

Column

July 2010

Making the perfect minister

By David Wilson

Survey reveals what congregations really want in a church leader

Column

June 2010

Letting old ways die

By David Wilson

The church’s anniversary is the prime time to ask, 'How could we be more alive?'

Column

May 2010

The story of Site 41

By David Wilson

Small church, big win for creation

Column

April 2010

Better lines of communication

By David Wilson

Make no mistake: dialogue between the United Church and Canadian Jewish groups can't be confined to the boardroom.

Column

March 2010

Let the healing and rebuilding begin

By David Wilson

The suffering in Haiti forces us to face the world's inequities

Column

February 2010

A closer look at the stars

By David Wilson

The more we learn about the universe, the more the mystery deepens

Column

January 2010

Justice for Canada's Aboriginals

By David Wilson

In honour of former editor Hugh McCullum, The Observer investigates the state of education on Canada’s First Nations reserves

Column

December 2009

A sense of history

By David Wilson

Understanding the church's past is critical for moving purposefully into the future

Column

November 2009

Moment of silence

By David Wilson

By rejecting our elders, we are losing our connection to a truly great generation

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Observations

by David Wilson

If statues could talk

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Video

ObserverDocs: Stolen Mother

by Observer Staff

The daughter and adoptive mother of one of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women share their story

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Society

July 2017

From far and wide

by Various Writers

Meet 11 immigrants who are putting down new roots

World

June 2017

A suitcase for Cuba

by Christopher Levan

You’ll find more than giveaway toiletries and hand-me-downs in the writer's luggage. Each carefully chosen gift offers a glimpse into the lives of Cubans today.

Justice

June 2017

Undocumented

by Kristy Woudstra

Up to half a million people are living in Canada without official status. The ‘sanctuary city’ movement is growing, but the fear of deportation persists.

World

June 2017

Resisting genocide

by Sally Armstrong

In August 2014, ISIS attacked Iraq’s Yazidis, slaughtering thousands and forcing women and girls into sexual slavery. Today, the survivors are fighting for their ancient way of life.

Society

April 2017

Dear Grandkids

by Various Writers

Six acclaimed Canadian authors write letters from the heart

Society

March 2017

Called to resist

by Paul Wilson

Liberal Christians in the United States test their faith against a demagogue

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