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April 2011

Bullying at any age needs to be named

By Carolyn Pogue

Are adults smart enough to listen?

March 2011

Catastrophes and common sense

By Carolyn Pogue

The nuclear crisis in Japan exposes the cost of idolizing the experts

March 2011

Prayer, whatever it is

By Carolyn Pogue

Exploring the methods and meanings of prayer

February 2011

Café connections

By Carolyn Pogue

Yellowknife peace cafe is another light in the dark

February 2011

Women in Black

By Carolyn Pogue

Staying warm with hope

January 2011

Creative and powerful

By Carolyn Pogue

Einstein rated creativity and imagination over knowledge. We need both.

January 2011

Heavenly hosts

By Carolyn Pogue

Cute Cupids have their place, but real angels deliver profound messages of Good News

December 2010

In search of the Black Madonna

By Carolyn Pogue

This Advent, stories of Great Mothers give me strength

December 2010

Rag dolls in the Legislature

By Carolyn Pogue

A playful campaign asks Alberta MLAs to take a serious look at child poverty

November 2010

A precious opportunity

By Carolyn Pogue

The church is uniquely positioned to inspire action on climate change

November 2010

Road tripping through sacred space

By Carolyn Pogue

Nature’s mysticism is revealed on a drive across the Prairies

October 2010

Holy water

By Carolyn Pogue

As red poison seeps into the Danube, the author prays for rivers everywhere

October 2010

Honey, behold the bee

By Carolyn Pogue

All abuzz over urban apiaries

September 2010

At husking time

By Carolyn Pogue

Learning to prepare for the next season

September 2010

Truth and crayons

By Carolyn Pogue

In praise of September and new beginnings

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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