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The spirit of Updike

Author John Updike in 1986. Photo by Ulf Andersen/Hulton Archive/Getty Images
A recent biography of American author John Updike reveals a complex man who found great solace in faith

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Why kicking carbon makes dollars and sense

Curtis Parker/Illustration Source
Curtis Parker/Illustration Source
Giving up fossil fuels will not only save life on Earth — it will also save us money By Alanna Mitchell

Confronting the Sixties Scoop

Demonstrators march in support of Sixties Scoop survivors at a Toronto rally in October 2011. Crystal Luxmore/Flickr/Creative Commons
Demonstrators march in support of Sixties Scoop survivors at a Toronto rally in October 2011. Crystal Luxmore/Flickr/Creative Commons
From the 1960s to the ’80s, some 20,000 Aboriginal children were removed from their homes and placed with non-Native families. Now adults, many want redress for the loss of cultural identity. By Anne Bokma

Losing Mom

Brad Wilson/The Image Bank/Getty Images
Brad Wilson/The Image Bank/Getty Images
A travel writer's personal journey through grief — and how it was vastly different from everything he’d been told to expect By Tim Johnson

Interview with Mary Jo Leddy

Photo by Merle Robillard
Photo by Merle Robillard
The writer, theologian and founder of Toronto's Romero House for refugees talks about faith in the public square By Mardi Tindal

The next supper

'The Next Supper' by artist and United Church minister Bill Dixon.
'The Next Supper' by artist and United Church minister Bill Dixon.
A painting by the late B.C. artist Bill Dixon reminds us that Easter is not an event, but a movement. A message from the United Church moderator. By Gary Paterson
Parenthood

Let's talk about sex

Demos against a new and improved sexual education curriculum are much ado about nothing
By Drew Halfnight
Fair Food

Mass exodus

For temporary agricultural workers, Canada's new labour rules don’t help much
By Chantal Braganza
Short List

Five radical reconciliation activities for spring


By Pieta Woolley
Common Good

A greater contribution

Canada extends its military mission in Iraq and Syria amidst skepticism
By Dennis Gruending
Sightings

Watching for resurrections

Easter isn't a single day; it's an entire season
By Carolyn Pogue
Column

Observations

Where the money comes from
By David Wilson
Column

Spirit Story

A New York moment
By Lorna Day
Column

Spiritual But Secular

Instead of gazing heavenward for assistance, meditation enthusiasts are looking within
By Anne Bokma
Column

Quote Unquote

‘Without darkness nothing comes to birth, as without light nothing flowers’
By Mardi Tindal
Column

Currents

Women, Earth and God
By Trisha Elliott



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