What do Canadians think about organized religion?
By Observer Staff
To shed some light on perceptions of organized religion in Canada today, The Observer recently surveyed 3,000 English-speaking Canadians.
By Observer Staff
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
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
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
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.
That time I set the church on fire
By Lee Simpson
The Common Good
The Middle East's cycle of violence and retaliation can only be ended through negotiations
By Dennis Gruending
The Pogue Blog
Wondering which way the wind blows
By Carolyn Pogue
A labour of love
By David Wilson
Are Jesus and Christ one and the same?
By Peter Wyatt
Best girl camper, 1977
By Sara Jewell
The invitation: Mark Sabbath in your life
By Mardi Tindal
By David Ewart