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Culture

Arts Feature

July 2011

I Am Jesus

By Trisha Elliott

Film portrays modern-day ‘messiahs’ without judging them

Arts Feature

July 2011

The Redemption of General Butt Naked

By Drew Halfnight

Former Liberian warlord turns to Christianity in this intimate portrait

Arts Feature

July 2011

The Hilltops

By Jim Cairney

Filmmakers look closely at Israel’s hilltop settlements and the people who occupy them

Arts Feature

July 2011

How to die in Oregon

By Kevin Spurgaitis

Festival favourite tells the stories of those choosing death with dignity

Arts Feature

June 2011

To the End of the Land

By David Wilson

Tragedy and hope underlie this narrative about the Middle East conflict

Arts Feature

June 2011

Censoring an Iranian Love Story

By Patricia Clarke

Author offers a satiric perspective on his country’s history, foibles and tyranny

Arts Feature

June 2011

Beirut39

By Caley Moore

Anthology features bold and impressive mix of young Arabic writers

Arts Feature

June 2011

The Hakawati

By Samantha Rideout

Middle eastern storytelling combines mythology and realism seamlessly

Arts Feature

June 2011

The Museum of Innocence

By Cory Ruf

Nobel Prize-winning author writes a love story set in his native Istanbul

Arts Feature

April 2011

The Future of Faith

By Trisha Elliott

New book tolls the death knell for Christianity, without lamenting

Arts Feature

April 2011

The Armageddon Factor

By Kenneth Bagnell

Canadian journalist warns of the rise of the country’s religious right

Arts Feature

April 2011

Absence of Mind

By Ambury Stuart

Pulitzer Prize-winning author moves readers beyond the platitudes of current debate

Arts Feature

April 2011

The Tenth Parallel

By

New book reveals how Muslims and Christians meet, clash and find peace around the globe

Arts Feature

April 2011

Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years

By Patricia Clarke

Oxford professor journeys through the turbulent history of the Christian church

Arts Feature

March 2011

Barney’s Version

By Richard Wright

Film adaption about a flawed Montrealer with dementia is an endearing delight

Arts Feature

March 2011

Faith, Fraud and Minimum Wage

By Christen Thomas

Dramedy focuses on an atheist coming-of-age on the east coast

Arts Feature

March 2011

Score: A Hockey Musical

By Patricia Ingold

Song-and-dance movie takes a shot at our national pastime

Arts Feature

March 2011

A Touch of Grey

By

Canadian film tries to tell the truth about middle age

Arts Feature

March 2011

Incendies

By Samantha Rideout

Family secrets are unearthed in this Oscar-nominated film

Arts Feature

February 2011

Best Advice

By Ross Lockhart

Leading elders American preachers share their ecclesiastical wisdom

Arts Feature

February 2011

Going Missional

By Orville James

Inspiration and innovation are found in Canadian congregations that minister to the hungry, the broken and the marginalized

Arts Feature

February 2011

A Door Set Open

By Susan Tough

Book offers a clear-eyed look at the world in which we live invites readers to live out God's call in the 21st century

Arts Feature

February 2011

Born of Water

By Harry Oussoren

New book plots the future for small congregations

Arts Feature

February 2011

Heart, Mind, and Strength

By Daniel A. Hansen

Author explains the need for renewal in Christian leadership

Arts Feature

January 2011

Canada’s History

By Frank Dabbs

Revamped magazine balances the wisdom of historians with the first-hand accounts of those who lived through historic events

Arts Feature

January 2011

This Magazine

By Drew Halfnight

Radical zine is a 'quiet triumph' over hypocrisy

Arts Feature

January 2011

Geez

By Samantha Rideout

Christian magazine introduces new ways of seeing the world and pursuing social justice

Arts Feature

January 2011

Canadian Dimension

By Vidya Kauri

Advocacy magazine reports on the issues too often overlooked by the mainstream

Arts Feature

January 2011

Alternatives

By Jasmine Budak

Peer-reviewed journal about the environment leaves room for lightness

Arts Feature

December 2010

I Shall Not Hate

By Miriam Spies

The need for understanding between Palestinians and Israelis is stressed in a new memoir

Columns

(Photo: cuatrok77/Flickr via Creative Commons)

Cormorants aren't the devil

by Douglas Hunter

Ontario's proposed new measures amount to a slaughter of an entire native bird species for no scientifically compelling reason, says this writer

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Editorials

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

The new name of 'The Observer' revealed!

by Jocelyn Bell

"United Church" will no longer be on the cover, but our commitment to sharing denominational news and perspectives remains the same

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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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