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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!

Columns

Rev. Don Collett had a hand in writing the document that paved the way for the open ordination of LGBT folks in the United Church of Canada. (Credit: Bayne Stanley)

For me, the landmark United Church vote on sexual orientation came at a high personal cost

by Don Collett

"Justice was served at General Council. Yes. And harm was also done," says Rev. Don Collett.

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Observations

Editor/publisher of The Observer, Jocelyn Bell.

Should we apologize for the hurt surrounding the 1988 decision?

by Jocelyn Bell

The groundbreaking United Church vote on gay and lesbian ministers has transformed the denomination in the years since, but there's still work left to do.

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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

September 2018

11 Ontarians share their opioid stories in this powerful project

by Mugoli Samba

The Opioid Chapters hopes to add nuance to the public discussion on opioids.

Society

September 2018

Do we face a future without Down syndrome?

by Kevin Spurgaitis

Advances in prenatal testing mean parents can detect the chromosomal difference earlier. What does this mean for the future of Down Syndrome?

Faith

September 2018

I send my kids to Catholic school, but I'm not Catholic

by Pieta Woolley

A lifelong United Church member explains why she's embracing lessons in reading, writing and rosaries.

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