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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?


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.


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


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.


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.


Chris Pratt's church, while claiming to accept everyone, states in its doctrine of faith that marriage should only be between one man and one woman. (Photo: Chris Pratt/Instagram)

Celebrity megachurches need to clarify LGBTQ acceptance: pastor

by Emma Prestwich

Zoe Church, where actor Chris Pratt worships, may not truly "open their doors" to everyone, like he claims.

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

'The Observer' will soon relaunch with a new name and design

by Jocelyn Bell

Our magazine will be going through some changes, but we see blue skies ahead

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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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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


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


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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