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Culture

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

Arts Feature

May 2010

The Evolution of God

By Paul Fayter

Robert Wright explores the psychological origins of religion

Arts Feature

May 2010

Counterfeit God

By Lee Simpson

Timothy Keller tackles the follies of love and adoration

Arts Feature

May 2010

God Is Back

By Kenneth Bagnell

Two authors look at the emerging religious culture

Arts Feature

May 2010

The Case for God

By James Christie

Karen Armstrong embraces religious complexities

Arts Feature

April 2010

Sea Sick: The Global Ocean in Crisis

By Caley Moore

Author takes readers on a transformative journey into the deep

Arts Feature

April 2010

Climate Wars

By Lisa Van de Ven

Columnist examines the potential geopolitical effects of a warming world

Arts Feature

April 2010

A World Without Ice

By John Bird

Human-caused climate change is already disrupting our lives, but there's still hope

Arts Feature

April 2010

Ecofaith

By Bill Phipps

Author highlights humankind’s reconnection with the natural world

Arts Feature

April 2010

The Vanishing Face of Gaia

By Janet Silman

Gaia theory scientist worries that “green” is becoming the new religion

Arts Feature

March 2010

Carnivàle

By Patricia Ingold

Depression-era carnival and its patrons are shown with earthy authenticity

Arts Feature

March 2010

Planet Earth

By Drew Halfnight

BBC series is a breathtaking survey of the majesty and beauty of life

Arts Feature

March 2010

Kings

By Trisha Elliott

Kings teases out the complex relationship between its characters and God

Arts Feature

March 2010

In Treatment

By Karen Stiller

Series about a therapist and his patients is intense and revelatory

Interviews

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Why this woman is leaving the Catholic Church in her 60s

by Angela Mombourquette

After a lifetime devoted to Catholicism, a Nova Scotia teacher is settling in with the United Church of Canada. Here, she explains why.

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Editorials

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Observations: It’s a long road toward full equality for women

by Jocelyn Bell

'It’s a wonder that we continue to see male ministers as normative and attach shame to female ministers’ biology and sexuality.'

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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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Faith

May 2018

Toronto church builds interfaith friendship

by Vivien Fellegi

Faith

May 2018

This parent found no support for her autistic daughter — and decided to change that

by Kieran Delamont

Suzanne Allen talks about raising a daughter on the autism spectrum and bringing all autistic girls together

Faith

May 2018

Church retreat helps first responders with PTSD

by Joe Martelle

Interviews

May 2018

Why this woman is leaving the Catholic Church in her 60s

by Angela Mombourquette

After a lifetime devoted to Catholicism, a Nova Scotia teacher is settling in with the United Church of Canada. Here, she explains why.

Ethics

May 2018

Pregnant in the pulpit

by Trisha Elliott

Ministers who take a maternity leave still face discrimination in their own congregations

Interviews

May 2018

The two words Rev. Cheri DiNovo wants to hear from the United Church

by Alex Mlynek

The Toronto minister talks about her disappointment over the church’s silence when she officiated the country’s first legalized same-sex marriage 17 years ago – and why she wants an apology.

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