Faduma Arab, of the advocacy group Positive Change, at a 2013 vigil on Parliament Hill for the more than 50 Somali Canadian young men who have been murdered in recent years. Photo by Ashley Fraser/Ottawa Citizen (Reprinted with permission.)
Canada's Somali community continues to struggle with higher-than-average levels of violence, unemployment and discrimination
By Andrew Livingstone
Leah, 96. Photo by Hugh Wesley
Researchers are using cutting-edge science in a quest to defy mortality. How far should they go?
By Larry Krotz
Sean Clifton, subject of the documentary NCR: Not Criminally Responsible, at the Brockville (Ont.) Mental Health Centre. Photo courtesy of J.S. Kastner Productions
Offenders labelled 'NCR: Not Criminally Responsible’ are often judged to be beyond redemption. Documentary filmmaker John Kastner offers a different take and is transforming public opinion.
By John Barber
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We all feel shame. Instead of running from it, maybe we should take a cue from the Bible and face up to our flaws and frailties.
By Trisha Elliott
Comedian Bill Cosby performs during a 2014 show in Florida. Photo by Phelan M. Ebenhack/AP Photo
I wasn't amused when comedian Bill Cosby came to town amid fresh allegations of sexual assault. So I and 30 others planned our own stand-up moment.
By Anne Bokma
Photo by Cynthia Munster
Truth and Reconciliation Commissioner Marie Wilson reflects on her experience and the ongoing work of healing the wounds of the residential school system
By David Wilson
Among the 33 awards won in church press competitions for work published in 2014, The Observer placed first in the General Excellence category of the Associated Church Press.
For parents and non-parents alike, it's easy to feel weighed down by constant decisions
By Drew Halfnight
Large food retailers catch on to the idea that good fruit doesn’t need to be beautiful
By Chantal Braganza