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Visions of the afterlife

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With a surge of interest in near-death experiences, a new book asks: Are the dying actually onto something?

WATCH LIST: MARCH 2015

Judi Dench in 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.' Laurie Sparham, © 2014 Fox Searchlight
March 2015

 
 

Beyond Ferguson

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Jim Young/Reuters/Corbis
Did Michael Brown’s shooting death in Missouri last August reawaken the civil rights movement? By Alicia von Stamwitz

ObserverDocs: Beyond Ferguson

In August 2014, the world watched as a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, exploded in outrage over the police shooting of an 18-year-old. In her own words, St. Louis-based writer Alicia von Stamwitz describes the tragedy and its aftermath. By Observer Staff

Extreme downsizing

Kayla Feenstra stands in the unfinished doorway of her 130-square-foot tiny house in Abbotsford, B.C., a year ago. Alina Konevski/Abbotsford News
Kayla Feenstra stands in the unfinished doorway of her 130-square-foot tiny house in Abbotsford, B.C., a year ago. Alina Konevski/Abbotsford News
For tiny house enthusiasts, sometimes less is more By Anne Bokma

Rainbow refugees

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©iStock/karammiri;©iStock/powerofforever
Persecuted in their home countries, LGBT asylum seekers hope for a safe haven in Canada — but it’s getting harder for them to gain entry By Marc Colbourne

Interview with Karen Armstrong

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David Hartley/REX/CP Images
The former nun and author of more than 20 books on the world’s major faith traditions talks about the history of religion and violence By John Suk
Parenthood

Separation anxiety

How much time away from your children is too much?
By Drew Halfnight
Fair Food

School lunch problem

When it comes to re-examining school food policies, Canada might learn something from Japan
By Chantal Braganza
Short List

Five ways you may be a top climate change contributor


By Pieta Woolley
Common Good

Truth, reconciliation and remembrance

We may think that we know our history. But most of us still don't.
By Dennis Gruending
Sightings

The power of story

Narratives become alive once we invite them into our hearts and minds
By Carolyn Pogue
Column

Observations

The picture of innocence
By David Wilson
Column

Spirit Story

Uncle Dudley’s Jesus
By Debbie McMillan
Column

Spiritual But Secular

They may not have a church community, but the ‘spiritual but not religious’ still need to connect
By Anne Bokma
Column

Quote Unquote

'We have this treasure in earthen vessels.’
By David Giuliano
Column

Currents

The theology of trauma
By Trisha Elliott



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