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October 2013

Spirit writing

By Carolyn Pogue

Make visible what you believe by putting it to paper

September 2013

'Earth become conscious'

By Carolyn Pogue

Three small offerings

September 2013

A troubadour’s caution

By Carolyn Pogue

Author voices concern about smartphones and social media

August 2013

'Mother' nature’s message

By Carolyn Pogue

Getting swept in the winds of change

August 2013

New beginnings

By Carolyn Pogue

The career author begins her next chapter

July 2013

Family reunion, Saskatchewan style

By Carolyn Pogue

The clan comes together under big Prairie skies

July 2013

After the flood

By Carolyn Pogue

Notes from a city under water

June 2013

Treaty cards for non-Natives

By Carolyn Pogue

The government doesn’t issue them, so I made my own

June 2013

Sunsets and dreams

By Carolyn Pogue

Words to live by

May 2013

The Road Allowance People

By Carolyn Pogue

Young adult fiction highlights the history of the Metis

May 2013

Another famous five

By Carolyn Pogue

The United Church’s women moderators and the origins of Mother’s Day

April 2013

Coyotes in the city

By Carolyn Pogue

Meeting my neighbours

April 2013

The power of puppetry

By Carolyn Pogue

Puppets can help us have difficult conversations

March 2013

Prairie tea

By Carolyn Pogue

A taste of summer in a teacup

March 2013

Paddling her own canoe

By Carolyn Pogue

E. Pauline Johnson/Tekahionwake, celebrated poet and performer, died 100 years ago. But her life still resonates today.

February 2013

Strong roots 

By Carolyn Pogue

A solid foundation helps us soar

February 2013

Help yourself

By Carolyn Pogue

Has self-service become self-serving?

January 2013

New year, new country

By Carolyn Pogue

We’re invited to join the dance

January 2013

Mary unpacked

By Carolyn Pogue

The girl from Galilee can’t be boxed in

December 2012

Friendship and forgiveness

By Carolyn Pogue

Wise stories for the New Year

December 2012

Paper vigil

By Carolyn Pogue

Tackling poverty with friends

November 2012

Magic wishes

By Carolyn Pogue

’Tis the season for lists and letters

November 2012

Kitchen prayer

By Carolyn Pogue

Pots, pans and memories

October 2012

Hope in a tulip bulb

By Carolyn Pogue

Planting kindness and encouragement

October 2012

Chain of hope

By Carolyn Pogue

Cutting child poverty, one paper doll at a time

September 2012

Crossing the water, changing the air

By Carolyn Pogue

A woman of courage, hope and vision

September 2012

Holidays, holy days

By Carolyn Pogue

A late summer’s pilgrimage

August 2012

Seeking the still point

By Carolyn Pogue

Why silence is good for the soul

August 2012

The Israel-Palestine report

By Carolyn Pogue

In search of a third option

August 2012

Wisdom for healing

By Carolyn Pogue

Remembering the children at Red Deer

Ethics

Parliament House in Stockholm, Sweden. Photo: Pixabay

Sweden’s governing party pledges to abolish religious schools

by Al Donato

Should they be re-elected in September, the Swedish Social Democrats announced that their education policy would eliminate gender and religious segregation in schools.

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Observations

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Observations: Our magazine's plastic problem

by Jocelyn Bell

"While I can easily defend the use of a polybag on financial grounds, it would be unconscionable to deliver a cover story about plastics . . . in plastic."

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Video

ObserverDocs: Playing by Heart

by Observer Staff

United Church music director Kara Shaw was born prematurely, became almost totally blind and was later diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Today, the 28-year-old showcases her unique musical ability, performing piano on local and national stages.

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Features

April 2018

What that recycling logo actually means

by Susan Nerberg

Contrary to popular belief, its presence doesn’t guarantee the product is reusable or recyclable.

Features

April 2018

Tea bags and other surprising places plastics lurk

by Susan Nerberg

Hidden plastics rarely get recycled and often can’t be reused. Here we make some of the invisibles visible.

Culture

April 2018

3 fascinating books shed light on the refugee crisis

by Lisa Van de Ven

Recent fiction about the refugee experience invites readers to broaden their emotional borders.

Profiles

October 2017

Fall from grace

by Justin Dallaire

Don Hume was a United Church minister nearing retirement. Then he tried crack cocaine.

Features

April 2018

10 easy ways to kick our nasty plastic habit

by Susan Nerberg

It's not as hard as you think.

Features

April 2018

What that recycling logo actually means

by Susan Nerberg

Contrary to popular belief, its presence doesn’t guarantee the product is reusable or recyclable.

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