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August 2016

Five times the Olympics has fulfilled its ‘peace and dignity’ potential

By Pieta Woolley

July 2016

Five happy 'products' to buoy you up during those dark times

By Pieta Woolley

June 2016

Ten ways Canada can create its own Trump and Brexit phenomena

By Pieta Woolley

June 2016

Five outrageously expensive summer camps that will boggle your inner socialist

By Pieta Woolley

June 2016

Five eating regimes that fall somewhere between Tofurkey and all-you-can-eat ribs

By Pieta Woolley

May 2016

Five ways to celebrate Mother’s Day beyond cards and flowers

By Pieta Woolley

April 2016

Five climate reality checks in Canadians’ own backyards

By Pieta Woolley

March 2016

Five Easter meats that you should think twice about

By Pieta Woolley

March 2016

Five places that are getting it right – by not being Vancouver

By Pieta Woolley

February 2016

Five times the media declared WWIII in the past two years

By Pieta Woolley

February 2016

Five types of men for the modern era — and their shadows

By Pieta Woolley

January 2016

5 reasons behind all addiction

By Pieta Woolley

January 2016

Five uneasy questions about the Oregon militia standoff

By Pieta Woolley

December 2015

Five places to start your new career as a marijuana farmer

By Pieta Woolley

December 2015

Five ways to sound smarter about the Paris climate conference

By Pieta Woolley

November 2015

Five differences between Justin Trudeau and Stephen Harper: what we know so far

By Pieta Woolley

November 2015

Five times the Remembrance Day poppy got (far too) political

By Pieta Woolley

October 2015

Five ethically ghoulish ways to 'evil-up' your Halloween

By Pieta Woolley

October 2015

Five issues that didn't get enough play during the federal election campaign — so far

By Pieta Woolley

September 2015

Five important waves of refugees Canada has admitted since WWII

By Pieta Woolley

September 2015

Five ways to go better into that good night

By Pieta Woolley

August 2015

Five languages that have returned from the brink

By Pieta Woolley

July 2015

Five times the courts and the federal government said Canadians do not, in fact, have a “right to die” with help

By Pieta Woolley

June 2015

Five pieces of evidence that show today’s grandparents have come a long way, baby

By Pieta Woolley

June 2015

Ten things the United Church will be remembered for — in the distant future, of course

By Pieta Woolley

June 2015

Five things you probably didn’t know about divorce around the world

By Pieta Woolley

May 2015

Five leaders who have lost, well, their faith

By Pieta Woolley

May 2015

Five radical camping experiences for your revolutionary teen

By Pieta Woolley

April 2015

Five radical reconciliation activities for spring

By Pieta Woolley

March 2015

Five ways you may be a top climate change contributor

By Pieta Woolley

Interviews

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Why this woman is leaving the Catholic Church in her 60s

by Angela Mombourquette

After a lifetime devoted to Catholicism, a Nova Scotia teacher is settling in with the United Church of Canada. Here, she explains why.

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Editorials

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Observations: It’s a long road toward full equality for women

by Jocelyn Bell

'It’s a wonder that we continue to see male ministers as normative and attach shame to female ministers’ biology and sexuality.'

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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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Faith

May 2018

Toronto church builds interfaith friendship

by Vivien Fellegi

Faith

May 2018

This parent found no support for her autistic daughter — and decided to change that

by Kieran Delamont

Suzanne Allen talks about raising a daughter on the autism spectrum and bringing all autistic girls together

Faith

May 2018

Church retreat helps first responders with PTSD

by Joe Martelle

Interviews

May 2018

Why this woman is leaving the Catholic Church in her 60s

by Angela Mombourquette

After a lifetime devoted to Catholicism, a Nova Scotia teacher is settling in with the United Church of Canada. Here, she explains why.

Ethics

May 2018

Pregnant in the pulpit

by Trisha Elliott

Ministers who take a maternity leave still face discrimination in their own congregations

Interviews

May 2018

The two words Rev. Cheri DiNovo wants to hear from the United Church

by Alex Mlynek

The Toronto minister talks about her disappointment over the church’s silence when she officiated the country’s first legalized same-sex marriage 17 years ago – and why she wants an apology.

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