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Observations

by David Wilson

The test of a lifetime

Columns

April 2017

Spiritual But Secular

by Anne Bokma

Non-churchgoers who fast say that depriving the body feeds the soul

Columns

April 2017

Conundrums

by Jane Dawson

Is Easter Saturday just a day off?

Columns

April 2017

Spirit Story

by Gary Saunders

Not-so-silent meditation

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My Year of Living Spiritually

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Meeting my soul coach

by Anne Bokma

‘I didn’t need a guru, but I wanted the help of a spiritual guide.’

Society

March 2017

Called to resist

by Paul Wilson

Liberal Christians in the United States test their faith against a demagogue

World

February 2017

Many faces, one humanity

by Wade Davis

The words and photographs of the Canadian author and explorer capture the richness — and fragility — of global cultures and rituals

Faith

January 2017

Presbytery turns down bid to halt Vosper hearing

by Mike Milne

Retrospect

Camino de Cancer

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Thanksgiving 2015

by David Giuliano

Meal tray communion

Video

ObserverDocs: Dearest Ones

by Observer Staff

Geneticist, activist and broadcaster David Suzuki offers words of wisdom to his grandchildren — and younger generations

Society

The seawalk on Qualicum Beach’s waterfront provides an inviting space for exercise and to enjoy the scenery. Photo by ©Boomer Jerritt/StrathconaPhotography.com

Living young in Canada’s oldest town

by Mike Milne

With the highest percentage of seniors in the country, Qualicum Beach, B.C., offers a glimpse into our greying future

To the Point

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Euthanasia is an issue of empathy, not ideology

by Michael Coren

A Christian critique of current affairs

Short List

April 2017

Five holy craft beers for our turbulent times

by Pieta Woolley

Short List

April 2017

Five predictions for your grandchildren

by Pieta Woolley

Short List

March 2017

Five modern distractions that are leading us to our doom

by Pieta Woolley

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Sightings

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A harsh lesson

by Carolyn Pogue

When it comes to Indian Residential Schools, there’s just no comparison

Society

March 2017

Called to resist

by Paul Wilson

Liberal Christians in the United States test their faith against a demagogue

World

February 2017

Many faces, one humanity

by Wade Davis

The words and photographs of the Canadian author and explorer capture the richness — and fragility — of global cultures and rituals

Faith

March 2016

The Walrus Talks Spirituality

by Observer Staff

Culture

Late Show host Stephen Colbert charts the links between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin on the show’s chalkboard “Figure-It-Out-A-Tron.” Photo by Timothy Kuratek/CBS © 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Political punchlines

by Sharilyn Johnson

Donald Trump may be a disaster for liberal democracy, but he’s a godsend for late-night TV comedy

Common Good

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‘Stunning hypocrites.’ ‘Celebrity environmentalists.’

by Dennis Gruending

Words sure do fly whenever climate change is debated

Justice

April 2016

Hell and high water

by Josiah Neufeld

The writer visits the shifting shorelines of Bangladesh and discovers tens of millions of people on the brink of climate disaster

Faith

March 2016

The Holland I never knew

by Anne Bokma

A first-generation Dutch Canadian wrestles with her religious history in the land of her ancestors

Faith

May 2016

2015 Press Awards

by Observer Staff

The Observer won 41 church press awards and has been nominated for two National Magazine Awards for work published in 2015. The winners’ list included First Place for denominational magazines in the U.S.-based Associate Church Press competition. It was the third year in a row that The Observer was named the ACP’s best magazine.

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