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July 2012

Time to live it up

By Carolyn Pogue

Dying with dignity — and lots of parties

June 2012

Three ways to celebrate Canada with gusto

By Carolyn Pogue

A guitar, a quilt and a peace centre hold together our stories

June 2012

Riled up

By Carolyn Pogue

We all get angry. Let’s use it for good.

May 2012

Holy magic

By Carolyn Pogue

Famous PEOPLE Players continues to light up the stage

May 2012

A lesson on ending poverty

By Carolyn Pogue

Charity is important, but it's not always enough

April 2012

The joys of scavenging

By Carolyn Pogue

A passion for cast-offs is tops for the planet

April 2012

Baby steps

By Carolyn Pogue

Honouring children in Calgary

March 2012

Passion and hope

By Carolyn Pogue

A healer’s journey

March 2012

Soul food

By Carolyn Pogue

Stories that shape us

February 2012

What love looks like

By Carolyn Pogue

February is for prisoners, too

February 2012

Babes in the House of Commons

By Carolyn Pogue

Where’s Nellie McClung when we need her?

January 2012

Civility begins at the top

By Carolyn Pogue

Earth to Parliament: we’re trying to raise kids who aren’t bullies

January 2012

Spiritual housekeeping

By Carolyn Pogue

Looking forward, looking back, looking inside

December 2011

Occupy Calgary’s gift

By Carolyn Pogue

The tents have come down, but the spirit of kindness remains

December 2011

Gifts from the wise ones

By Carolyn Pogue

Travelling toward sanity, peace and real joy

November 2011

Fasting for climate justice

By Carolyn Pogue

Phipps’s action is a prayer for courage

November 2011

White poppies

By Carolyn Pogue

On Remembrance Day, let’s honour war veterans — and those working for peace

October 2011

A vacation from life

By Carolyn Pogue

Travelling to spiritual landscapes

October 2011

Thanksgiving for body and soul

By Carolyn Pogue

September 2011

Dreaming a new world

By Carolyn Pogue

International Peace Day

September 2011

Leaving us better than we were

By Carolyn Pogue

Layton, Laurence and Fox

August 2011

Makeovers: Our selves, our oil sands 

By Carolyn Pogue

Still the same, really

August 2011

Tragedy in Norway

By Carolyn Pogue

What would Gandhi do?

July 2011

Life and death and life 

By Carolyn Pogue

A visit to Haida Gwaii

July 2011

A riverside celebration and a royal parade 

By Carolyn Pogue

Smaller communities have that special something

June 2011

Apologies and opportunities

By Carolyn Pogue

Remembering residential schools

June 2011

Gaia and Mary

By Carolyn Pogue

Two Sundays, two mothers

May 2011

Celebrating a church

By Carolyn Pogue

A birthday, an anniversary and a social justice concert

May 2011

No laughing matter

By Carolyn Pogue

Clowning around on election day

April 2011

Don’t be afraid

By Carolyn Pogue

Facing our fear is the only way through it

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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Video

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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