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Columns

Column

September 2010

Decoding the Bible

By Catherine MacLean

Does God have a hand in natural disasters?

Column

July 2010

Generations

By Brian Platt

Muddled thinking

Column

July 2010

Decoding the Bible

By Thomas Reynolds

What is heaven?

Blog Entry

June 2010

A moment of peace

By Samantha Rideout

While G20 protesters and police squared off on Toronto’s streets, a downtown church offered a sanctuary from the fracas.

Blog Entry

June 2010

Collective chaos

By Samantha Rideout

With so many people at the G20 trying to make themselves heard, the result is a confusing din.

Blog Entry

June 2010

Big hopes for simple solutions

By Samantha Rideout

Faith leaders call on politicians to support the Millennium Development Goals as the World Religions Summit wraps up in Winnipeg

Blog Entry

June 2010

Open to interpretation

By Samantha Rideout

Senator Roméo Dallaire advises religious leaders to express their goals more clearly

Blog Entry

June 2010

Religious influence

By Samantha Rideout

Should faith play a role in world affairs? Leaders at the 2010 World Religions Summit in Winnipeg think so.

Blog Entry

June 2010

Dancing at the Forks

By Samantha Rideout

The first Truth and Reconciliation event winds up with a spirited powwow, but much work remains to be done

Blog Entry

June 2010

Restoring connections

By Samantha Rideout

The damage caused by residential schools echoes through the generations. But sharing stories of the hurt is bringing young and old together in Winnipeg.

Blog Entry

June 2010

Today’s broken families

By Samantha Rideout

First Nations children are far more likely to end up in foster care than their non-Aboriginal peers

Blog Entry

June 2010

A time to heal

By Samantha Rideout

Residential school survivors give voice to painful memories at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s sharing circle in Winnipeg

Blog Entry

June 2010

Do meetings matter?

By Samantha Rideout

The discussions that take place at the World Religions Summit, the G20 meeting and the first national event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission will demonstrate whether talk can transform us

Column

June 2010

Generations

By Patricia Clarke

Old, but fully alive

Column

June 2010

Living in Faith

By Keith Howard

Sparking sacred conversations

Column

May 2010

Decoding the Bible

By Trisha Elliott

What is ‘speaking in tongues’?

Column

May 2010

Generations

By Larry Krotz

A slice of serenity

Column

April 2010

Decoding the Bible

By Sandra Beardsall

What makes Christians distinct?

Column

April 2010

Generations

By Karen Stiller

The very best years are not behind us

Column

March 2010

Decoding the Bible

By Therese DesCamp

Should we be fruitful and multiply?

Column

March 2010

Generations

By Brian Platt

Climate change is about saving human beings — plain and simple

Column

March 2010

My View

By Scaachi Koul

Token Indian girl

Column

February 2010

Generations

By Patricia Clarke

The class of 1944

Column

January 2010

Decoding the Bible

By James Christie

Do Earthlings have a special claim on God?

Column

January 2010

Decoding the Bible

By Orville James

Can we proclaim Jesus in a multi-faith world?

Column

January 2010

Generations

By Larry Krotz

Attending funerals of contemporaries is a wake-up call

Column

December 2009

At Issue

By Michael Webster

Human rights, by their very nature, are doomed to be taken for granted

Column

November 2009

A season for stories

By Mardi Tindal

A message for Christmas from the moderator

Column

November 2009

Generations

By Brian Platt

Debate about God is a good thing when done intelligently

Column

November 2009

At Issue

By Connie denBok

We mustn't ignore the conflict that pushed oppression so far beyond our borders

Faith

Chris Pratt's church, while claiming to accept everyone, states in its doctrine of faith that marriage should only be between one man and one woman. (Photo: Chris Pratt/Instagram)

Celebrity megachurches need to clarify LGBTQ acceptance: pastor

by Emma Prestwich

Zoe Church, where actor Chris Pratt worships, may not truly "open their doors" to everyone, like he claims.

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Editorials

The United Church Observer's editor and publisher, Jocelyn Bell. (Photo: Lindsay Palmer)

'The Observer' will soon relaunch with a new name and design

by Jocelyn Bell

Our magazine will be going through some changes, but we see blue skies ahead

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Video

Meet beloved church cats Mable and Mouse

by Observer Staff

They're a fixture of Kirk United Church Centre in Edmonton.

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Society

February 2019

Marriage problems: Is the ancient tradition worth saving?

by Pieta Woolley

Bitterness and boredom seem to define many mid-life marriages, but we might not have to settle for apathy ever after

Ethics

February 2019

A Yukon artist and a Tlingit trapper create this stunning jewelry

by Amy van den Berg

The fur jewelry in Whitehorse boutique store V. Ægirsdóttir is creating a new possibility for future partnerships with the region's trappers

Columns

February 2019

Why white people need to stop asking, 'where are you from?'

by Mike Sholars

"...For all intents and purposes, Canada is the only home I really recognize or remember. But none of that matters if I look like I don’t belong, and that single question makes that abundantly clear every single time."

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