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Talking Theology
Welcome to the United Church Observer's roundup of interviews with today's leading thinkers on religion and spirituality. (Click here)


Observer Culture

Unsustainable cities

McClatchy-Tribune/Illustration Source
Books on urban environmentalism may be trendy, but feel-good activism only goes so far

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Observer Survey 2014

Ross Woolford
Ross Woolford
What do Canadians think about organized religion? By Observer Staff

ObserverDocs: Observer Survey 2014

Ross Woolford
Ross Woolford
To shed some light on perceptions of organized religion in Canada today, The Observer recently surveyed 3,000 English-speaking Canadians. By Observer Staff

Debunking the human myth

A reconstructed Neanderthal at the State Museum of Prehistory in Halle, Germany
A reconstructed Neanderthal at the State Museum of Prehistory in Halle, Germany
Science is blurring the lines between humans and other species. Maybe we’re not the pinnacle of Creation after all. By Alanna Mitchell

Older and wiser

Alberto Ruggieri/Illustration Works/Corbis
Alberto Ruggieri/Illustration Works/Corbis
New research confirms what we’ve always suspected: people grow more astute as they age. We’d be smart to take advantage of their wisdom. By Paul Knowles

The dissenters

Independent Jewish Voices supporters march at a Gaza solidarity demonstration in Montreal in 2008. Photo by scottmontrealFlickr/Creative Commons
Independent Jewish Voices supporters march at a Gaza solidarity demonstration in Montreal in 2008. Photo by scottmontrealFlickr/Creative Commons
Independent Jewish Voices operates on the margins of Canadian Judaism. But it has found common cause with church groups critical of Israel’s treatment of Palestinians. By David Berlin

Interview with Lori Triano-Antidormi

Photo by Sheryl Nadler
Photo by Sheryl Nadler
Psychologist talks about being an advocate for victims of crime and losing her own son to an attack by a mentally ill woman in 1997 By Patricia Clarke


The Observer marks its 185th year with more awards than ever before

We are pleased to announce a series of commendations for editorial excellence in 2013. Click here to read more. 

Blog

My Year of Buying Nothing

That time I answered questions from the audience (Part 2)
By Lee Simpson
The Common Good

A fragile democracy

CRA audits charitable groups it says are politically driven
By Dennis Gruending
The Pogue Blog

My sister’s garden

Realizing a life of connection to Mother Earth
By Carolyn Pogue
Column

Observations

A labour of love
By David Wilson
Column

The Big Question

Are Jesus and Christ one and the same?
By Peter Wyatt
Column

Spirit Story

Best girl camper, 1977
By Sara Jewell
Column

Soul Work

The invitation: Mark Sabbath in your life
By Mardi Tindal
Column

Reality Check

Women united
By David Ewart




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