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Editorials

Feature

October 2018

Sharing a meal with friends is a radical act of gratitude

By Jocelyn Bell

"I’ve begun to consider that regardless of how I’m feeling on Thanksgiving Day, the very act of preparing and enjoying a feast is an expression of gratitude in and of itself."

Feature

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.

Column

May 2018

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.'

Column

March 2018

Observations: My last conversation with Nanny

By Jocelyn Bell

Editor Jocelyn Bell reflects on the power of our final words with loved ones.

Column

February 2018

Observations: Can spirituality be linked to land?

By Jocelyn Bell

Column

January 2018

Observations

By Jocelyn Bell

We’ll miss you, David Wilson

Column

December 2017

Observations

By David Wilson

A perfect send-off

Column

November 2017

Observations

By David Wilson

Outrage is the new normal

Column

October 2017

Observations

By David Wilson

If statues could talk

Column

September 2017

Observations

By David Wilson

Free speech and civility

Column

July 2017

Observations

By David Wilson

Harry Wilson, Irish immigrant

Column

June 2017

Observations

By David Wilson

The meaning of a masterpiece

Column

May 2017

Observations

By David Wilson

Global famine in the Trump era

Column

April 2017

Observations

By David Wilson

The test of a lifetime

Column

March 2017

Observations

By David Wilson

Enclaves of the elderly

Column

February 2017

Observations

By David Wilson

Paralyzed by helplessness

Column

January 2017

Observations

By David Wilson

A world turned upside down

Column

December 2016

Observations

By David Wilson

The Presbyterian Record folds

Feature

November 2016

Observations

By David Wilson

Birds of a feather

Column

October 2016

Observations

By David Wilson

A ticking time bomb

Column

September 2016

Observations

By David Wilson

This bad-news planet

Column

July 2016

Observations

By David Wilson

The fire that scattered a flock

Column

June 2016

Observations

By David Wilson

The one and only

Column

May 2016

Observations

By David Wilson

My beef with veganism

Column

April 2016

Observations

By David Wilson

To the moon and beyond

Column

March 2016

Observations

By David Wilson

Spirituality takes centre stage

Column

February 2016

Observations

By David Wilson

Skating on thinning ice

Column

January 2016

Observations

By David Wilson

When Peterborough speaks

Column

December 2015

Observations

By David Wilson

The meaning of ‘Canadian’

Column

November 2015

Observations

By David Wilson

Feeling squeamish?

Columns

Courtesy Aurora Coulthard

To those who said I'll only be respected as a minister because I'm pretty

by Aurora Coulthard

A young ministry student says Christians, both within and outside of the United Church, have discouraged her from following her call.

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Editorials

Editor/publisher of The Observer, Jocelyn Bell.

Sharing a meal with friends is a radical act of gratitude

by Jocelyn Bell

"I’ve begun to consider that regardless of how I’m feeling on Thanksgiving Day, the very act of preparing and enjoying a feast is an expression of gratitude in and of itself."

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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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Justice

September 2018

Period poverty is a serious issue in Canada

by Angela Mombourquette

The high cost of menstrual products means many Canadians go without. Activists are seeing red.

Faith

October 2018

My church was literally dying, until we returned to prayer and confession

by Connie denBok

"No magic formulas. Just grace emerging through weakness."

Society

October 2018

4 Canadians with disabilities on the challenges they've faced in the workforce

by Diane Peters

Of the 14 percent of people in Canada with a disability, only half are employed. Companies are losing out.

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