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Columns

Column

February 2011

Generations

By Larry Krotz

Kick the bucket list

Column

January 2011

The Big Question

By James Christie

Did Jesus intend to start Christianity?

Column

January 2011

Generations

By Karen Stiller

Childhood revisited

Column

December 2010

The Big Question

By Wayne Hilliker

Do I need to be certain about my faith?

Column

December 2010

Generations

By Brian Platt

No one's priority

Column

November 2010

The Big Question

By Therese DesCamp

Can God’s existence be proved?

Column

November 2010

Generations

By Patricia Clarke

A woman's wrath

Column

October 2010

Decoding the Bible

By Janet Silman

What was Jesus thankful for?

Column

October 2010

Generations

By Larry Krotz

The urge to exert

Blog Entry

September 2010

Truth and crayons

By Carolyn Pogue

In praise of September and new beginnings

Column

September 2010

Generations

By Karen Stiller

Bible study gone bad

Column

September 2010

Decoding the Bible

By Catherine MacLean

Does God have a hand in natural disasters?

Column

July 2010

Generations

By Brian Platt

Muddled thinking

Column

July 2010

Decoding the Bible

By Thomas Reynolds

What is heaven?

Blog Entry

June 2010

A moment of peace

By Samantha Rideout

While G20 protesters and police squared off on Toronto’s streets, a downtown church offered a sanctuary from the fracas.

Blog Entry

June 2010

Collective chaos

By Samantha Rideout

With so many people at the G20 trying to make themselves heard, the result is a confusing din.

Blog Entry

June 2010

Big hopes for simple solutions

By Samantha Rideout

Faith leaders call on politicians to support the Millennium Development Goals as the World Religions Summit wraps up in Winnipeg

Blog Entry

June 2010

Open to interpretation

By Samantha Rideout

Senator Roméo Dallaire advises religious leaders to express their goals more clearly

Blog Entry

June 2010

Religious influence

By Samantha Rideout

Should faith play a role in world affairs? Leaders at the 2010 World Religions Summit in Winnipeg think so.

Blog Entry

June 2010

Dancing at the Forks

By Samantha Rideout

The first Truth and Reconciliation event winds up with a spirited powwow, but much work remains to be done

Blog Entry

June 2010

Restoring connections

By Samantha Rideout

The damage caused by residential schools echoes through the generations. But sharing stories of the hurt is bringing young and old together in Winnipeg.

Blog Entry

June 2010

Today’s broken families

By Samantha Rideout

First Nations children are far more likely to end up in foster care than their non-Aboriginal peers

Blog Entry

June 2010

A time to heal

By Samantha Rideout

Residential school survivors give voice to painful memories at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s sharing circle in Winnipeg

Blog Entry

June 2010

Do meetings matter?

By Samantha Rideout

The discussions that take place at the World Religions Summit, the G20 meeting and the first national event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission will demonstrate whether talk can transform us

Column

June 2010

Generations

By Patricia Clarke

Old, but fully alive

Column

June 2010

Living in Faith

By Keith Howard

Sparking sacred conversations

Column

May 2010

Decoding the Bible

By Trisha Elliott

What is ‘speaking in tongues’?

Column

May 2010

Generations

By Larry Krotz

A slice of serenity

Column

April 2010

Decoding the Bible

By Sandra Beardsall

What makes Christians distinct?

Column

April 2010

Generations

By Karen Stiller

The very best years are not behind us

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Editorials

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Observations

by David Wilson

Outrage is the new normal

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Video

ObserverDocs: A Tale of Two Cancers

by Observer Staff

Catherine Gordon's October 2017 feature for The Observer, 'A tale of two cancers,' recently caught the eye of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and his Washington, D.C.-based team, and inspired a short documentary. Gordon talks about the experience of writing the article and participating in the film.

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Profiles

October 2017

Fall from grace

by Justin Dallaire

Don Hume was a United Church minister nearing retirement. Then he tried crack cocaine.

Faith

September 2017

Yearning

by Jane Dawson

Restless longing is at the core of the human condition, urging us onward through life. What happens when it veers off course?

Society

July 2017

From far and wide

by Various Writers

Meet 11 immigrants who are putting down new roots

Faith

October 2017

A tale of two cancers

by Catherine Gordon

One year after the writer discovered she had breast cancer, her sister in California received the same diagnosis. They both recovered, but their experiences were worlds apart.

World

June 2017

Resisting genocide

by Sally Armstrong

In August 2014, ISIS attacked Iraq’s Yazidis, slaughtering thousands and forcing women and girls into sexual slavery. Today, the survivors are fighting for their ancient way of life.

Society

April 2017

Dear Grandkids

by Various Writers

Six acclaimed Canadian authors write letters from the heart

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