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ObserverDocs: Cold Comfort

Last fall, The Observer reported on Canada's Out of the Cold programs, which shelter untold thousands every winter. The magazine recently returned to Waterloo, Ont.'s First United Church and found a continued need.

By Observer Staff


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ObserverDocs: Out of Syria

by Observer Staff

For nearly half a century, the Elnabrees family has fled one war after another: Palestine, Kuwait, Iraq and, more recently, Syria. This year, they arrived as refugees in Canada, sponsored by relatives and United churches. Ayman Elshafiy, his wife, Sonia, their two daughters, his sister and mother, were among them.

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Faith

September 2016

Rainbow Muslims

by Davide Mastracci

More than half of Canadian Muslims believe it’s impossible to be an observant Muslim while living openly in an LGBT relationship. El-Farouk Khaki and Troy Jackson, co-founders of Unity Mosque, are proving there is another way.

Essays

September 2016

Home

by Various Writers

They say there’s no place like it. Five recently uprooted writers reflect on the true meaning of the word.

Society

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All the lonely people

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An estimated six million Canadians live in isolation. Social researchers are now calling it a hidden epidemic.

Society

May 2016

Are vegans right?

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The writer is in the midst of a radical six-month change of diet. He’s discovering that no cheeseburger tastes as good as being ethical feels.

Faith

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The Walrus Talks Spirituality

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