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Observations

by David Wilson

Global famine in the Trump era

Columns

May 2017

Conundrums

by Antonio Gualtieri

Is believing what religious people do?

Columns

May 2017

Spirit Story

by Christina Paradela

Naked truths

Columns

April 2017

Spiritual But Secular

by Anne Bokma

Non-churchgoers who fast say that depriving the body feeds the soul

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My Year of Living Spiritually

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Plugging into my digital deity

by Anne Bokma

‘As an experiment in spirituality on the go,’ I try using 18 apps in 24 hours

Justice

May 2017

Stolen mothers

by Kristy Woudstra

Almost 90 percent of Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women were parents. With the national inquiry hearings set to begin, we talk to five daughters who were left behind.

Society

April 2017

Dear Grandkids

by Various Writers

Six acclaimed Canadian authors write letters from the heart

Society

March 2017

Called to resist

by Paul Wilson

Liberal Christians in the United States test their faith against a demagogue

Culture

Anna Paquin plays flawed protagonist Annie Ryder in the new CBC series Bellevue. Photo by Jan Thijs/CBC

Nasty women

by Lisa Van de Ven

TV’s likable villains tend to be men. But new female leads show that some gals know how to get their hands dirty

Camino de Cancer

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Meal tray communion

by David Giuliano

Video

ObserverDocs: Stolen Mother

by Observer Staff

The daughter and adoptive mother of one of the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women share their story

Faith

Courtesy of Michelle Sparrow

Verbatim

by Michelle Sparrow

‘We told him we loved him and would support him.’

To the Point

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Leadership race mired in racism and xenophobia

by Michael Coren

A Christian critique of current affairs

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Sightings

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‘These are no longer the hallelujah days’

by Carolyn Pogue

Retreat centres open up to a wider community

Justice

May 2017

Stolen mothers

by Kristy Woudstra

Almost 90 percent of Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women were parents. With the national inquiry hearings set to begin, we talk to five daughters who were left behind.

Society

April 2017

Dear Grandkids

by Various Writers

Six acclaimed Canadian authors write letters from the heart

Society

March 2017

Called to resist

by Paul Wilson

Liberal Christians in the United States test their faith against a demagogue

Faith

Bell repairer Daniel Désormiers examines the clapper on one of the bells at Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs in Montreal in 2011. Photo by Peter McCabe

The sound of silence

by Bertrand Marotte

Once a fixture of the aural landscape, the pealing of church bells may soon be a distant memory

Common Good

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Pilgrimage for Indigenous Rights (Part 2)

by Dennis Gruending

While walking in support of First Peoples' dignity and well-being, the writer comes across a bump in the road

Society

March 2016

The fighter

by Richard Wright

When he was 13 years old, Willie Blackwater stood up to his abuser at a B.C. Indian residential school. His defiance would eventually help change the course of Canadian history.

Society

May 2016

Are vegans right?

by David Macfarlane

The writer is in the midst of a radical six-month change of diet. He’s discovering that no cheeseburger tastes as good as being ethical feels.

Justice

April 2016

Hell and high water

by Josiah Neufeld

The writer visits the shifting shorelines of Bangladesh and discovers tens of millions of people on the brink of climate disaster

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