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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

Image conscious

Freeman Patterson’s new book of nature photos reveals a soulful expression of the spirit within

WATCH LIST: October 2014

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October 2014

 
 

Breaking bread in a hungry world

Debbie Field, FoodShare's executive director, shows some of the fresh fruits and vegetables being shipped from Toronto to the Nishnawbe Aski Nation in northern Ontario in 2013. Photo by Deborah Baic/CP Images
Debbie Field, FoodShare's executive director, shows some of the fresh fruits and vegetables being shipped from Toronto to the Nishnawbe Aski Nation in northern Ontario in 2013. Photo by Deborah Baic/CP Images
Eight stories that will give you food for thought By Various Writers

ObserverDocs: Beyond food banks

A 50-year-old community group confronts urban hunger in Toronto's Regent Park, providing residents with access to high-quality food from local gardens By Observer Staff

Exodus

Syrian refugee Marfat Ibrahim with daughter Shurooq outside their tent, located in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. Photo by Bilal Hussein/AP Photo/CP Images
Syrian refugee Marfat Ibrahim with daughter Shurooq outside their tent, located in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. Photo by Bilal Hussein/AP Photo/CP Images
Civilians fleeing the war in Syria make up the largest refugee population in the world. As the conflict rages on, aid agencies are stretched to the limit. By Vidya Kauri

In pursuit of happiness

Children watch the celebrations at a festival in Paro, Bhutan, in 2012. Photo by Jonathan & Angela Scott/JAI/Corbis
Children watch the celebrations at a festival in Paro, Bhutan, in 2012. Photo by Jonathan & Angela Scott/JAI/Corbis
The small kingdom of Bhutan promotes itself as the most blissful place on Earth. The writer ventures there to see if the joy is genuine. By Tim Johnson

Interview with Donald B. Smith

Photo by Greg Fulmes
Photo by Greg Fulmes
The writer and professor emeritus of history at the University of Calgary talks about Ojibwa and Methodist interactions in the 19th century By Richard Wright


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 made a couple of lists
By Lee Simpson
The Common Good

Climate Summit 2014   

Faith groups asked to get active for the environment
By Dennis Gruending
The Pogue Blog

Feed the children

Feeling the ship turn
By Carolyn Pogue
Column

Observations

What health care really means
By David Wilson
Column

The Big Question

Should Christians celebrate Halloween?
By Ross Lockhart
Column

Spirit Story

Iona blessing
By Carol Scott
Column

Soul Work

The Invitation: How do you sustain an attitude of gratitude?
By Mardi Tindal
Column

Reality Check

The cash-flow crutch
By David Ewart




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