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March 2016

‘Good religion’

By Dennis Gruending

Faith still has a role to play in peacebuilding

March 2016

Jobs versus human rights

By Dennis Gruending

Selling arms to the Saudis creates a ’reasonable risk’ to civilian populations

March 2016

No room for cynicism

By Dennis Gruending

Canada’s first ministers meet to talk climate change

February 2016

Seniors’ strategy

By Dennis Gruending

The CMA’s Demand A Plan campaign was the real winner last election

January 2016

Good neighbours

By Dennis Gruending

Politicians will only do whatever Canadians support — and accept

January 2016

Trudeau’s honeymoon

By Dennis Gruending

Canada’s new prime minister over-promises and under-delivers

December 2015

Promising signs

By Dennis Gruending

There's no magic fix in Paris, but there are hints of hope

November 2015

We cannot turn away

By Dennis Gruending

Welcoming Syrian refugees to Canada is a marathon, not a sprint


November 2015

'Peace cannot be won on the battlefield'

By Dennis Gruending

Peacemaker Ernie Regehr has some advice for Canada's new government

October 2015

Trudeau's 'sunny ways'

By Dennis Gruending

Despite political optimism, there may be some clouds on the horizon

October 2015

Suppressing our better angels

By Dennis Gruending

Racism rears its head in the Canadian election

September 2015

Precious democracy

By Dennis Gruending

Voices-Voix confronts Conservatives on stifling Canadians' fundamental right

September 2015

Syrian refugee crisis

By Dennis Gruending

What you can do to help

August 2015

Election 2015

By Dennis Gruending

Faith groups have lots of questions for candidates this go around

August 2015

Paltry returns

By Dennis Gruending

Public spending on sports palaces is just bad economics

July 2015

Pontiff’s ‘grand message’

By Dennis Gruending

Pope Francis calls for spiritual and environmental revolution

June 2015

Happy warriors

By Dennis Gruending

Order of Canada recipients call for the elimination of nukes

June 2015

Truth, reconciliation and Canadian churches

By Dennis Gruending

Despite having been a part of the 130-year story of residential schools, churches have a history of protecting and promoting Indigenous rights. That's something to build on after the TRC's findings.

May 2015

TRC comes to an end

By Dennis Gruending

Still, residential schools statistics are hard for many Canadians to forget

May 2015

Justice Tour 2015

By Dennis Gruending

Churches focus on climate change and ending poverty

April 2015

Dignity for all

By Dennis Gruending

No anti-poverty measures are to be found in the federal budget

April 2015

A greater contribution

By Dennis Gruending

Canada extends its military mission in Iraq and Syria amidst skepticism

March 2015

Truth, reconciliation and remembrance

By Dennis Gruending

We may think that we know our history. But most of us still don't.

March 2015

Security or civil rights?

By Dennis Gruending

The debate over anti-terrorism bill heats up

February 2015

'The times are a-changin’

By Dennis Gruending

The popularity of Pope Francis shows no signs of abating

February 2015

Dying with dignity?

By Dennis Gruending

Faith groups respond to Supreme Court ruling on physician-assisted death

January 2015

Money talks

By Dennis Gruending

CBC bans journalists from making paid appearances

January 2015

Christian exodus

By Dennis Gruending

How do we protect the 'human' rights of religious minorities in the Middle East?

December 2014

Light for Lima

By Dennis Gruending

Canadian faith groups call for more action on climate change

November 2014

Clearing the plains

By Dennis Gruending

How John A. Macdonald starved Indigenous peoples 

Justice

Photo: Courtesy of Josée Cardinal

How families cope when a loved one goes missing

by Justin Dallaire

A Quebec man went for a walk in the early morning of March 16, 2016, and hasn’t been seen since. His family, like many loved ones of the missing, finds it impossible to grieve — or give up hope.

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Observations

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Observations: Our magazine's plastic problem

by Jocelyn Bell

"While I can easily defend the use of a polybag on financial grounds, it would be unconscionable to deliver a cover story about plastics . . . in plastic."

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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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Features

April 2018

10 easy ways to kick our nasty plastic habit

by Susan Nerberg

It's not as hard as you think.

Features

April 2018

Tea bags and other surprising places plastics lurk

by Susan Nerberg

Hidden plastics rarely get recycled and often can’t be reused. Here we make some of the invisibles visible.

Features

April 2018

Drag queens help church raise money and awareness

by Darrell Noakes

The event, called “Take Me to Church,” after a popular song, was a fundraiser for LGBTQ youth in Saskatchewan.

Columns

April 2018

Why Canada needs a free-range parenting law

by Pieta Woolley

Features

April 2018

10 easy ways to kick our nasty plastic habit

by Susan Nerberg

It's not as hard as you think.

Faith

April 2018

4 science-trained faith leaders share what still gives them goosebumps

by Various Writers

"This greater knowledge amplified my belief in a mysterious God who still offers so much more for us to discover."

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