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Editorials

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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?

Column

October 2015

Observations

By David Wilson

New structure, old sins

Column

September 2015

Observations

By David Wilson

A more balanced Holy Land

Column

July 2015

Observations

By David Wilson

Standing up for Canadian values

Column

June 2015

Observations

By David Wilson

A historic first – and last

Column

May 2015

Observations

By David Wilson

Consenting to a miracle

Column

April 2015

Observations

By David Wilson

Where the money comes from

Column

March 2015

Observations

By David Wilson

The picture of innocence

Column

February 2015

Observations

By David Wilson

Philanthropy in free fall

Column

January 2015

Observations

By David Wilson

New Year’s evolutions

Column

December 2014

Observations

By David Wilson

Truth-telling on the fringes

Column

November 2014

Observations

By David Wilson

The outlaws of cyberspace

Column

October 2014

Observations

By David Wilson

What health care really means

Column

September 2014

Observations

By David Wilson

Great mind, soulful yearnings

Column

July 2014

Observations

By David Wilson

A labour of love

Column

June 2014

Observations

By David Wilson

Trashing the global ocean

Column

May 2014

Observations

By David Wilson

Eulogy for a closed church

Column

April 2014

Observations

By David Wilson

Two media, same message

Column

March 2014

Caught between two Koreas

By David Wilson

With North Koreans now recognized as South Korean nationals, those living in asylum now face deportation

Column

February 2014

Good mourning

By David Wilson

People of faith should celebrate, not belittle, mega-funerals

Column

January 2014

The sober side of Rob Ford

By David Wilson

The debacle involving Toronto's mayor was a reminder that democracy begins, not ends, with elections

Column

December 2013

The intern economy

By David Wilson

Full-time salaried jobs continue to be a scarcity

Column

October 2013

Polar opposites, common ground

By David Wilson

There's a growing appetite for discussions about faith — including a lack of it

Column

October 2013

Reaching the age of surveillance

By David Wilson

The digital revolution has dazzled us so much that we haven’t considered its downside

Column

September 2013

The spirit of independence

By David Wilson

Though an arm’s length apart, The Observer and the United Church are probably closer than ever before

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The Observer has a bright future ahead

by Jocelyn Bell

Change is as vital to the publication's history as our founding Christian values are to our future, says editor and publisher Jocelyn Bell.

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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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Ethics

January 2019

Where to donate your unwanted stuff so it actually goes to those who need it

by Glynis Ratcliffe

It may be tempting when you declutter to just drop off all your items at Value Village, but sticking with local organizations is a better option.

Faith

January 2019

Former fundamentalists describe the trauma of leaving their faith

by Anne Bokma

At a weekend retreat, participants find the strength to reclaim their lives.

Columns

January 2019

I worry the United Church doesn't want evangelicals like me

by Marilyn Myhre

While the church community says it accepts everyone, one woman wonders if that is still true.

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