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November 2014

Global cry of the people

By Dennis Gruending

Canadian mining abroad continues to be criticized by civil society

September 2014

Climate Summit 2014   

By Dennis Gruending

Faith groups asked to get active for the environment

August 2014

2014 Peoples’ Social Forum 

By Dennis Gruending

Indigenous and environmental issues remain predominate

August 2014

A fragile democracy

By Dennis Gruending

CRA audits charitable groups it says are politically driven

July 2014

History does matter

By Dennis Gruending

The Middle East's cycle of violence and retaliation can only be ended through negotiations

July 2014

PeaceQuest

By Dennis Gruending

Group wants rededication of Peace Tower and 'counter narrative' to militarism

June 2014

Poor process

By Dennis Gruending

Northern Gateway issue is not a matter of dollars and cents

June 2014

Day of action

By Dennis Gruending

Doctors battle Ottawa on refugee health cuts

May 2014

Attacking the most vulnerable

By Dennis Gruending

Refugee claimants aren’t ‘bogus’ despite government’s say-so

May 2014

Revamping the carbon economy

By Dennis Gruending

Greening, alone, will not stop climate change

April 2014

Continuing to discuss climate change

By Dennis Gruending

It’s real. We caused it. But what do we do now?

April 2014

All we are saying

By Dennis Gruending

Giving nonviolence, spirituality and social transformation a chance

March 2014

Disheartened

By Dennis Gruending

Groups have dire predictions for Canada’s health accord

March 2014

Deadly name-calling

By Dennis Gruending

The propaganda wars continue in Ukraine

February 2014

Time to talk about a maximum wage

By Dennis Gruending

Canada’s top CEOs make 171 times the average

February 2014

War takes rising toll

By Dennis Gruending

Was Afghanistan really worth it?

January 2014

Faith in the public sphere

By Dennis Gruending

Religious freedom ends when it infringes on gender equality

January 2014

Big Brother revisited

By Dennis Gruending

We’re now discovering the extent of spying activity by Canada

December 2013

Nelson Mandela’s work continues

By Dennis Gruending

The Elders champion human rights for women and girls

November 2013

Cold diplomacy

By Dennis Gruending

Israel’s false logic on the Iran nuclear deal

November 2013

PeaceQuest

By Dennis Gruending

Proposing a counter-narrative on Canada’s wars

October 2013

Talking peace

By Dennis Gruending

Inter-religious cooperation thrives in Canada

October 2013

Climate change and churches

By Dennis Gruending

Bringing an ethical perspective to the debate

September 2013

Wishing a farewell to arms

By Dennis Gruending

The recent Navy Yard shooting in the U.S. sparks the question: is there no way to prevent Americans from killing each other with guns?

September 2013

Charter of Values

By Dennis Gruending

In the debate over religious symbols in the workplace, the Parti Quebecois is an odd spectacle to behold

August 2013

Going to bat for gay rights

By Dennis Gruending

Canada’s Foreign Affairs minister defends sexual minorities abroad

August 2013

Lac Mégantic rail disaster

By Dennis Gruending

Tragedy and public policy

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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