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Podcasts

Feature

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.

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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