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Feature

February 2015

ObserverDocs: Faux trade?

By Observer Staff

For consumers who care, fair trade coffee is a feel-good drink. But are the actual benefits less than robust?

Feature

June 2014

ObserverDocs: Observer Survey 2014

By Observer Staff

To shed some light on perceptions of organized religion in Canada today, The Observer recently surveyed 3,000 English-speaking Canadians.

Feature

July 2012

ObserverDocs: Rights and wrongs at the edges of life

By Observer Staff

The 2012 Observer survey reveals deep differences between readers and the general public on the ethics of life and death

Feature

October 2011

ObserverDocs: Love of Water

By Observer Staff

Last century, water use grew at twice the rate of the world's population. Today, many countries suffer water scarcity and stress, while others — like Canada — are not as 'water rich' as you may think.

Feature

July 2011

ObserverDocs: What they believe

By Observer Staff

Talking honestly and openly about faith is vital for churches adapting to the 21st century. In this animated short, Observer readers tell us what they believe.

Culture

Indigenous actor and singer Tom Jackson has named his annual Christmas charity concert after the song. (Photo: Craig Koshyk)

6 must-hear recordings of the Huron Carol

by Will Pearson

From a beloved version by Tom Jackson to one translated into Mi’kmaw, Jesous Ahatonnia has been adapted in many creative ways over the years.

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Editorials

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

Why we pay our interns a fair wage

by Jocelyn Bell

But $15 an hour is only a small step in the right direction.

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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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Faith

December 2018

The complex history of the Huron Carol

by Will Pearson

A product of 17th-century Jesuit missionaries, the popular hymn was written to introduce the Wendat people to Christianity. The Observer explores its troubled origins and continued use today.

Columns

November 2018

Christians should stop using God to sanctify adoption

by Jackie Gillard

This adoptive mom writes that she's frustrated by the common evangelical Christian message that adoption is always the best outcome for a child.

Columns

November 2018

Christmas music was meaningless to me, so I started listening to this instead

by Paul Fraumeni

Tunes about snow and chestnuts and silent nights didn't bring the power of the holiday home to this writer, so he found a new soundtrack.

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