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Faith

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June 2008

A way out of no way

By Paul Wilson

Win or lose, Barack Obama is helping to reshape American politics. His now-famous church did a lot to shape him.

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May 2008

Interview with Rev. Ambury Stuart

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Toronto minister Rev. Ambury Stuart has a doctorate in atmospheric physics and has been a respected climate change scientist for two decades. He talks to Lee Simpson about the convergence of faith and science.

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May 2008

Hijacking religion

By Trisha Elliott

Suicide terrorism is a weapon of choice for groups with economic and political aims. Too often, it’s sold as religion.

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April 2008

Interview with Lloyd Axworthy

By David Wilson

Nobel Peace Prize nominee, former Liberal foreign affairs minister and lifelong United Church member talks to David Wilson

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March 2008

An Easter people

By Rt. Rev. David Giuliano

New life is possible. But the path often winds through the valley of death.

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January 2008

The gospel according to Al Gore

By Larry Krotz

Al Gore's climate change campaign has more to do with old-time religion than you might imagine

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January 2008

A Muslim house divided

By Sabitri Ghosh

Canadian Muslim organizations are anything but unified -- something the United Church must face

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January 2008

Two faiths, one family

By Karen Stiller

Raising kids in an interfaith marriage has its challenges and rewards

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December 2007

Christmas as others see it

By Rose Tekel

Rose Tekel is one of five non-Christian Canadians who describe how Christmas appears to them

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October 2007

Sex and spirituality

By Trisha Elliott

Physical and spiritual fulfillment are more entwined than you might imagine

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May 2007

The forgiveness myth

By Trisha Elliott

The act of forgiving isn't always as tidy as we might imagine

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March 2007

Aches, pangs and humility

By Lee Simpson

Living with pain provides the opportunity to rise above it, to walk more closely with God

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January 2007

We're all panhandlers here

By Allen Tysick

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December 2006

"Don't be afraid"

By Rt. Rev. David Giuliano

A 2006 Christmas message from the moderator

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November 2006

Native spirituality and Christian faith

By Donna Sinclair

beyond two solitudes

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November 2006

It's time to go now

By Trisha Elliott

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October 2006

Paddling toward a deeper faith

By Lois Wilson

Very Rev. Lois Wilson has always been a canoeist. In this excerpt from her recent book Streams of Faith -- which examines the spiritual lives of a group of women with whom she paddled years ago -- the former United Church moderator (1980-82) and retired senator describes the summers of her childhood in which water, Scripture and paddling made a powerful spiritual mix.

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September 2006

Suicide

By P.Bonny Ball

breaking the silence

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April 2006

In the stillness of Holy Saturday

By Rt. Rev. David Giuliano

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April 2006

Easter Sunday is why we say, `Yes'

By Peter Short

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April 2006

'Christian unity is not just a dream, it's a duty'

By Hugh Mccullum

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April 2006

Living the Faith

By Keith Howard

If we are serious about transformation, we have to confront our fear factors

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April 2006

Hope's story

By Donna Sinclair

a faith that demands action

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March 2006

Where openness is everything

By Donna Sinclair

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March 2006

A different kind of call, but a call nonetheless

By Sharon Blank

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March 2006

The shape of church to come

By Donna Sinclair

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February 2006

More Voices

By Donna Sinclair

songs in a new key

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February 2006

John Burton's journal

By John Burton

a coastal presence

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December 2005

One faith, many shades of meaning

By Donna Sinclair

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June 2005

Staying with the struggle

By Trisha Elliott

Ethics

Parliament House in Stockholm, Sweden. Photo: Pixabay

Sweden’s governing party pledges to abolish religious schools

by Al Donato

Should they be re-elected in September, the Swedish Social Democrats announced that their education policy would eliminate gender and religious segregation in schools.

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Observations

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Observations: Our magazine's plastic problem

by Jocelyn Bell

"While I can easily defend the use of a polybag on financial grounds, it would be unconscionable to deliver a cover story about plastics . . . in plastic."

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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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Features

April 2018

What that recycling logo actually means

by Susan Nerberg

Contrary to popular belief, its presence doesn’t guarantee the product is reusable or recyclable.

Features

April 2018

Tea bags and other surprising places plastics lurk

by Susan Nerberg

Hidden plastics rarely get recycled and often can’t be reused. Here we make some of the invisibles visible.

Culture

April 2018

3 fascinating books shed light on the refugee crisis

by Lisa Van de Ven

Recent fiction about the refugee experience invites readers to broaden their emotional borders.

Profiles

October 2017

Fall from grace

by Justin Dallaire

Don Hume was a United Church minister nearing retirement. Then he tried crack cocaine.

Features

April 2018

10 easy ways to kick our nasty plastic habit

by Susan Nerberg

It's not as hard as you think.

Features

April 2018

What that recycling logo actually means

by Susan Nerberg

Contrary to popular belief, its presence doesn’t guarantee the product is reusable or recyclable.

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