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Culture

Arts Feature

December 2010

Stones into Schools

By Drew Halfnight

'Three Cups of Tea' author focuses on the everyday challenges of running a non-profit in Afghanistan

Arts Feature

December 2010

Nomad

By Pieta Woolley

Somali-born author addresses diversity in the 21st century

Arts Feature

December 2010

Tattoos on the Heart

By Lee Simpson

Forgiveness and compassion are evident at a youth outreach program in Los Angeles

Arts Feature

December 2010

A Year of Living Generously

By Wayne G. Smith

Author spends 12 months volunteering in an effort to 'do some good'

Arts Feature

November 2010

Finding Dawn

By Miriam Spies

Director puts a human face on the 500 missing Aboriginal women in Canada

Arts Feature

November 2010

Mystical Brain

By Drew Halfnight

Scientists survey the 'no man’s land' between science and religion

Arts Feature

November 2010

"Everybody's Children": The story of two teen refugees and their struggle to stay in Canada

By Jasmine Budak

The documentary, directed by Monika Delmos, exposes the lack of support for minors seeking asylum

Arts Feature

November 2010

The Pacifist Who Went to War

By Lisa Van de Ven

Canada's conscientious objectors are brought into focus in new documentary

Arts Feature

November 2010

The Coca-Cola Case

By Kevin Spurgaitis

NFB film alleges links between the world's biggest soft-drink company and the violent suppression of trade unionists

Arts Feature

October 2010

The Complete Root Cellar Book

By Lee Simpson

Building your own food storage space isn’t as hard as you think

Arts Feature

October 2010

Simply in Season

By Samantha Rideout

Food writers celebrate the simple pleasures of eating locally

Arts Feature

October 2010

Good Food for All

By Richard Wright

Collection of recipes promotes universal access to healthy eats

Arts Feature

October 2010

Where People Feast

By Therese DesCamp

Cookbook explores the philosophy of indigenous gatherings

Arts Feature

October 2010

Ripe from Around Here

By Caley Moore

For holistic nutritionist, eating well is vital to being well

Arts Feature

September 2010

Tapestry

By Sandra Beardsall

CBC radio show faithfully explores spirituality and religion

Arts Feature

September 2010

Radiolab

By Kylie Taggart

Popular podcast gets the science right without bogging listeners down in terminology

Arts Feature

September 2010

Big ideas

By Samantha Rideout

TVO program gives listeners a taste of academia

Arts Feature

September 2010

A History of the World in 100 Objects

By Frank Dabbs

The BBC and the British Museum reconstruct two million years of human history

Arts Feature

September 2010

TEDTalks

By Lisa Van de Ven

Celebrity isn’t at the centre of this podcast; ideas themselves are the draw

Arts Feature

July 2010

Beatrice and Virgil

By Frank Dabbs

Arts Feature

July 2010

The Golden Mean

By Trisha Elliott

Arts Feature

July 2010

The Bishop’s Man

By Patricia Clarke

Arts Feature

July 2010

The Mistress of Nothing

By Sarah Bruer

Arts Feature

July 2010

Too Much Happiness

By Sheryl Spencer

Arts Feature

June 2010

Beyond This Place

By Kevin Spurgaitis

The father-son bond is faithfully explored in new film

Arts Feature

June 2010

Dreamland

By Lisa Van de Ven

Director asks if natural beauty should be sacrificed for energy

Arts Feature

June 2010

Budrus

By Alanna Mitchell

Ordinary Israelis and Palestinians collaborate for peace

Arts Feature

June 2010

La Belle Visite

By Tiina Cote

Film demands patience but gives insight into growing old

Arts Feature

June 2010

The Devil Operation

By Drew Halfnight

Documentary pits Peruvian farmers against gold-mining giants

Arts Feature

May 2010

Fingerprints of God

By Ambury Stuart

Barbara Bradley Hagerty reviews the science of spirituality

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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