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The David Wilson Observer Fellowship

David Wilson Fellowship

In his 30 years at The Observer (11 years as Editor/Publisher), David Wilson was a familiar voice in the magazine through his award-winning features and his Observations column.

Now you can thank David for his superb leadership by making a one-time, tax receiptable donation to the newly established David Wilson Observer Fellowship. Your support will allow The Observer to hire top Canadian journalists to tackle investigative stories.

Here are 3 easy ways to make a donation.

1. Online: Go to our "Donate" page and select "The David Wilson Observer Fellowship Fund" when making your online donation.

2. By mail: Make your cheque payable to The United Church Observer and write "David Wilson Fellowship" on the cheque's memo line. Our mailing address is: The United Church Observer, 177 Danforth Ave, Suite 304, Toronto, ON M4K 1N2

3. By phone: Call Sharon Doran at 416-960-8500 (toll-free 1-800-936-4566), ext. 230, to make a secure credit-card donation by phone.

Thank you for helping us continue to publish high-calibre journalism!

Society

Sandy and Allan Wilson.

“Thank you for being my dopted parents”

by Allan Wilson

Eighteen years after his teen son died of cancer, this writer celebrates a new type of fatherhood when he becomes legal guardian of a man with disabilities.

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Editorials

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

Observations: #MeToo

by Jocelyn Bell

Our hope is that by giving voice to these #MeToo stories, a new conversation about sexual misconduct can begin.

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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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Society

June 2018

Why some women of colour are hesitant to say #MeToo

by Jacky Habib

Three women share their stories in the hope of creating safe spaces they never had.

Environment

May 2018

A Kinder Morgan protest in photos and song

by Kimiko Karpoff

On April 28, 2018, faith leaders from many traditions, including the United Church, stood in solidarity with Water Protectors from the Tsleil-Waututh nation to protest the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion in Burnaby, B.C.. Kimiko Karpoff captured the day in pictures.

Faith

June 2018

After 93 years, this will be the United Church's last General Council meeting

by Mike Milne

When the United Church meets in July, top priorities will be a streamlined governance structure and Indigenous ministries.

Justice

June 2018

#MeToo in the United Church

by Trisha Elliott

9 women share their stories of harassment and sexual assault in the United Church.

Columns

May 2018

On grief and the healing power of gardening

by Paul Fraumeni

A writer reflects on how growing tomatoes is helping him find peace while dealing with the loss of loved ones, including his son.

Editorials

June 2018

Observations: #MeToo

by Jocelyn Bell

Our hope is that by giving voice to these #MeToo stories, a new conversation about sexual misconduct can begin.

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