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Faith

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September 2008

Interview with Rt. Rev. David Giuliano

By David Wilson

Two-thirds of the way through his term, Moderator Rt. Rev. David Giuliano sat down with David Wilson to talk about leadership, trust and a personal journey of healing

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July 2008

Interview with James Loney

By David Wilson

Former Iraq hostage James Loney talks with David Wilson about how captivity tested his faith and raised his profile as an activist

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July 2008

Summer humour: youth group merriment

By Brian Platt

An expert reveals how ratty couches, embarrassing games and over-spiced food will draw youth to church

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June 2008

Designing sacred spaces

By Lorna Day

Sacred space can elevate our understanding of each other and the world we share

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June 2008

The problem with perfect

By Susan McCaslin

There's a crack in everything; that's how the light gets in

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June 2008

A way out of no way

By Paul Wilson

Win or lose, Barack Obama is helping to reshape American politics. His now-famous church did a lot to shape him.

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May 2008

Interview with Rev. Ambury Stuart

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Toronto minister Rev. Ambury Stuart has a doctorate in atmospheric physics and has been a respected climate change scientist for two decades. He talks to Lee Simpson about the convergence of faith and science.

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May 2008

Hijacking religion

By Trisha Elliott

Suicide terrorism is a weapon of choice for groups with economic and political aims. Too often, it’s sold as religion.

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April 2008

Interview with Lloyd Axworthy

By David Wilson

Nobel Peace Prize nominee, former Liberal foreign affairs minister and lifelong United Church member talks to David Wilson

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March 2008

An Easter people

By Rt. Rev. David Giuliano

New life is possible. But the path often winds through the valley of death.

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January 2008

The gospel according to Al Gore

By Larry Krotz

Al Gore's climate change campaign has more to do with old-time religion than you might imagine

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January 2008

A Muslim house divided

By Sabitri Ghosh

Canadian Muslim organizations are anything but unified -- something the United Church must face

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January 2008

Two faiths, one family

By Karen Stiller

Raising kids in an interfaith marriage has its challenges and rewards

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December 2007

Christmas as others see it

By Rose Tekel

Rose Tekel is one of five non-Christian Canadians who describe how Christmas appears to them

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October 2007

Sex and spirituality

By Trisha Elliott

Physical and spiritual fulfillment are more entwined than you might imagine

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May 2007

The forgiveness myth

By Trisha Elliott

The act of forgiving isn't always as tidy as we might imagine

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March 2007

Aches, pangs and humility

By Lee Simpson

Living with pain provides the opportunity to rise above it, to walk more closely with God

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January 2007

We're all panhandlers here

By Allen Tysick

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December 2006

"Don't be afraid"

By Rt. Rev. David Giuliano

A 2006 Christmas message from the moderator

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November 2006

Native spirituality and Christian faith

By Donna Sinclair

beyond two solitudes

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November 2006

It's time to go now

By Trisha Elliott

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October 2006

Paddling toward a deeper faith

By Lois Wilson

Very Rev. Lois Wilson has always been a canoeist. In this excerpt from her recent book Streams of Faith -- which examines the spiritual lives of a group of women with whom she paddled years ago -- the former United Church moderator (1980-82) and retired senator describes the summers of her childhood in which water, Scripture and paddling made a powerful spiritual mix.

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September 2006

Suicide

By P.Bonny Ball

breaking the silence

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April 2006

In the stillness of Holy Saturday

By Rt. Rev. David Giuliano

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April 2006

Easter Sunday is why we say, `Yes'

By Peter Short

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April 2006

'Christian unity is not just a dream, it's a duty'

By Hugh Mccullum

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April 2006

Living the Faith

By Keith Howard

If we are serious about transformation, we have to confront our fear factors

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April 2006

Hope's story

By Donna Sinclair

a faith that demands action

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March 2006

Where openness is everything

By Donna Sinclair

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March 2006

A different kind of call, but a call nonetheless

By Sharon Blank

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Editorials

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Observations

by David Wilson

The meaning of a masterpiece

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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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Justice

May 2017

Stolen mothers

by Kristy Woudstra

Almost 90 percent of Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women were parents. With the national inquiry hearings set to begin, we talk to five daughters who were left behind.

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

Justice

May 2017

Stolen mothers

by Kristy Woudstra

Almost 90 percent of Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women were parents. With the national inquiry hearings set to begin, we talk to five daughters who were left behind.

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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