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Faith

Feature

October 2007

Sex and spirituality

By Trisha Elliott

Physical and spiritual fulfillment are more entwined than you might imagine

Feature

May 2007

The forgiveness myth

By Trisha Elliott

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

Feature

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

Feature

January 2007

We're all panhandlers here

By Allen Tysick

Feature

December 2006

"Don't be afraid"

By Rt. Rev. David Giuliano

A 2006 Christmas message from the moderator

Feature

November 2006

How can the spiritualities of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people co-exist in one church?

By Donna Sinclair

Feature

November 2006

It's time to go now

By Trisha Elliott

Feature

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.

Feature

September 2006

Suicide

By P.Bonny Ball

breaking the silence

Feature

April 2006

In the stillness of Holy Saturday

By Rt. Rev. David Giuliano

Feature

April 2006

Easter Sunday is why we say, `Yes'

By Peter Short

Feature

April 2006

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

By Hugh Mccullum

Feature

April 2006

Living the Faith

By Keith Howard

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

Feature

April 2006

Hope's story

By Donna Sinclair

a faith that demands action

Feature

March 2006

Where openness is everything

By Donna Sinclair

Feature

March 2006

A different kind of call, but a call nonetheless

By Sharon Blank

Feature

March 2006

The shape of church to come

By Donna Sinclair

Feature

February 2006

More Voices

By Donna Sinclair

songs in a new key

Feature

February 2006

John Burton's journal

By John Burton

a coastal presence

Feature

December 2005

One faith, many shades of meaning

By Donna Sinclair

Feature

June 2005

Staying with the struggle

By Trisha Elliott

Feature

May 2005

Held by a God who hurts too

By Bruce Mcleod

Feature

June 2004

The greatest myth ever told

By Donna Sinclair

Feature

April 2004

The Resurrection

By Peter Short

life stirred up out of the dust

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February 2004

In the pulpit and isolated

By Jocelyn Bell

Feature

January 2004

A new generation, a new need to discern our call

By Donna Sinclair

Feature

January 2004

To journey, to discern

By Donna Sinclair

Feature

January 2004

Waiting for whispers, searching for signs

By Peter Short

Feature

January 2004

In search of a theology that fits

By Donna Sinclair

Feature

January 2004

Weaving the fabric of faith

By Mike Milne

Columns

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Cormorants aren't the devil

by Douglas Hunter

Ontario's proposed new measures amount to a slaughter of an entire native bird species for no scientifically compelling reason, says this writer

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Editorials

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

The new name of 'The Observer' revealed!

by Jocelyn Bell

"United Church" will no longer be on the cover, but our commitment to sharing denominational news and perspectives remains the same

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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

February 2019

Marriage problems: Is the ancient tradition worth saving?

by Pieta Woolley

Bitterness and boredom seem to define many mid-life marriages, but we might not have to settle for apathy ever after

Ethics

February 2019

A Yukon artist and a Tlingit trapper create this stunning jewelry

by Amy van den Berg

The fur jewelry in Whitehorse boutique store V. Ægirsdóttir is creating a new possibility for future partnerships with the region's trappers

Columns

February 2019

Why white people need to stop asking, 'where are you from?'

by Mike Sholars

"...For all intents and purposes, Canada is the only home I really recognize or remember. But none of that matters if I look like I don’t belong, and that single question makes that abundantly clear every single time."

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