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Podcasts

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November 2017

Observer Podcast: Episode 8

By Observer Staff

Editor-Publisher David Wilson shares his recent ‘Observations’ about free speech and writer David Giuliano talks about the return of a tumour that set him on a path he calls his ‘Camino de Cancer'

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May 2017

Observer Podcast: Episode 7

By Observer Staff

Editor-Publisher David Wilson's Observations; Interview with activist and Sojourners founder Jim Wallis; and environmentalist and broadcaster David Suzuki reads a letter to his grandchildren.

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March 2017

Observer Podcast: Episode 6

By Observer Staff

Editor-Publisher David Wilson's Observations; Interview with American theologian Rev. Walter Brueggemann; and writer Sheima Benembarek talks about a fateful encounter in the subway one day.

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October 2016

Observer Podcast: Episode 5

By Observer Staff

Editor-Publisher David Wilson's Observations; Interview with author and human rights advocate Joan Chittister; and Fort McMurray wildfire evacuee, Donalee Williams, reflects on the true meaning of the word, “home.”

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July 2016

Observer Podcast: Episode 4

By Observer Staff

Editor-Publisher David Wilson's Observations; Interview with Sheila Noyes, a former co-president of Dying with Dignity Canada; and writer Alison Brooks-Starks talk about a month-long solo paddle on the North Saskatchewan River

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February 2016

Observer Podcast: Episode 3

By Observer Staff

Editor-Publisher David Wilson's Observations, interview with writer and activist Sally Armstrong, and Debbie McMillan's Spirit Story

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October 2015

Observer Podcast: Episode 2

By Observer Staff

Editor-Publisher David Wilson's Observations; interview with author Alanna Mitchell and Erica Lenti's Spirit Story

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July 2015

Observer Podcast: Episode 1

By Observer Staff

Editor-Publisher David Wilson's Observations; interview with singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn and Janet Stobie's Spirit Story.

Columns

Courtesy Aurora Coulthard

To those who said I'll only be respected as a minister because I'm pretty

by Aurora Coulthard

A young ministry student says Christians, both within and outside of the United Church, have discouraged her from following her call.

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Editorials

Editor/publisher of The Observer, Jocelyn Bell.

Sharing a meal with friends is a radical act of gratitude

by Jocelyn Bell

"I’ve begun to consider that regardless of how I’m feeling on Thanksgiving Day, the very act of preparing and enjoying a feast is an expression of gratitude in and of itself."

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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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Justice

September 2018

Period poverty is a serious issue in Canada

by Angela Mombourquette

The high cost of menstrual products means many Canadians go without. Activists are seeing red.

Faith

October 2018

My church was literally dying, until we returned to prayer and confession

by Connie denBok

"No magic formulas. Just grace emerging through weakness."

Society

October 2018

4 Canadians with disabilities on the challenges they've faced in the workforce

by Diane Peters

Of the 14 percent of people in Canada with a disability, only half are employed. Companies are losing out.

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