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Columns

Column

June 2015

Currents

By Trisha Elliott

Where science meets faith

Column

June 2015

Spiritual But Secular

By Anne Bokma

New research makes a case for psychedelic drugs offering profound spiritual experiences

Column

May 2015

Currents

By Trisha Elliott

Theology of work

Column

May 2015

Quote Unquote

By David Giuliano

‘Remember who you are.’

Feature

May 2015

Spirit Story

By Janet Stobie

Twice blessed

Column

May 2015

Spiritual but Secular

By Anne Bokma

When good goes viral

Column

April 2015

Currents

By Trisha Elliott

Women, Earth and God

Column

April 2015

Quote Unquote

By Mardi Tindal

‘Without darkness nothing comes to birth, as without light nothing flowers’

Column

April 2015

Spirit Story

By Lorna Day

A New York moment

Column

April 2015

Spiritual But Secular

By Anne Bokma

Instead of gazing heavenward for assistance, meditation enthusiasts are looking within

Column

March 2015

Quote Unquote

By David Giuliano

'We have this treasure in earthen vessels.’

Column

March 2015

Currents

By Trisha Elliott

The theology of trauma

Column

March 2015

Spirit Story

By Debbie McMillan

Uncle Dudley’s Jesus

Column

March 2015

Spiritual But Secular

By Anne Bokma

They may not have a church community, but the ‘spiritual but not religious’ still need to connect

Column

February 2015

Currents

By Trisha Elliott

God in a mobile world

Column

February 2015

Quote Unquote

By Mardi Tindal

‘Tell all the truth but tell it slant.’

Column

February 2015

Spirit Story

By Pam Brown

Sign language

Column

February 2015

Spiritual But Secular

By Anne Bokma

Soul coaches help clients live a life of purpose

Column

January 2015

Spiritual but Secular

By Anne Bokma

There’s a lot more to the ‘spiritual but not religious’ than Oprah and sunsets. Churchgoers, take note.

Column

January 2015

Quote Unquote

By David Giuliano

‘In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.’

Column

January 2015

Currents

By Trisha Elliott

A soft-spoken God

Column

January 2015

Spirit Story

By Anne Bokma

Winter’s perfection

Column

June 2012

The Big Question

By Harold Wells

What (if anything) is at stake in the Trinity?

Column

January 2012

Spirit Story

By Leslie Sinclair

A Hindu practice, a Christian awakening

Column

January 2012

The Big Question

By Ross Lockhart

What does it mean that Jesus saves

Column

December 2011

Generations

By Patricia Clarke

End-of-life choices

Column

December 2011

The Big Question

By John McTavish

Was God ever born?

Column

December 2011

At Issue

By Michael Webster

When to 'Fa-la-la'

Blog Entry

December 2011

Hope, passion, urgency and destiny

By Alanna Mitchell

Why Africans are leading the charge to renew the Kyoto Protocol

Blog Entry

November 2011

Why I don’t 'believe' in climate change

By Alanna Mitchell

Carbon emissions are a fact, not a faith system

Interviews

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Why this woman is leaving the Catholic Church in her 60s

by Angela Mombourquette

After a lifetime devoted to Catholicism, a Nova Scotia teacher is settling in with the United Church of Canada. Here, she explains why.

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Editorials

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Observations: It’s a long road toward full equality for women

by Jocelyn Bell

'It’s a wonder that we continue to see male ministers as normative and attach shame to female ministers’ biology and sexuality.'

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Video

ObserverDocs: Playing by Heart

by Observer Staff

United Church music director Kara Shaw was born prematurely, became almost totally blind and was later diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Today, the 28-year-old showcases her unique musical ability, performing piano on local and national stages.

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Faith

May 2018

Toronto church builds interfaith friendship

by Vivien Fellegi

Faith

May 2018

This parent found no support for her autistic daughter — and decided to change that

by Kieran Delamont

Suzanne Allen talks about raising a daughter on the autism spectrum and bringing all autistic girls together

Faith

May 2018

Church retreat helps first responders with PTSD

by Joe Martelle

Interviews

May 2018

Why this woman is leaving the Catholic Church in her 60s

by Angela Mombourquette

After a lifetime devoted to Catholicism, a Nova Scotia teacher is settling in with the United Church of Canada. Here, she explains why.

Ethics

May 2018

Pregnant in the pulpit

by Trisha Elliott

Ministers who take a maternity leave still face discrimination in their own congregations

Interviews

May 2018

The two words Rev. Cheri DiNovo wants to hear from the United Church

by Alex Mlynek

The Toronto minister talks about her disappointment over the church’s silence when she officiated the country’s first legalized same-sex marriage 17 years ago – and why she wants an apology.

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