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Columns

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

Column

March 2010

Decoding the Bible

By Therese DesCamp

Should we be fruitful and multiply?

Column

March 2010

Generations

By Brian Platt

Climate change is about saving human beings — plain and simple

Column

March 2010

My View

By Scaachi Koul

Token Indian girl

Column

February 2010

Generations

By Patricia Clarke

The class of 1944

Column

January 2010

Decoding the Bible

By James Christie

Do Earthlings have a special claim on God?

Column

January 2010

Decoding the Bible

By Orville James

Can we proclaim Jesus in a multi-faith world?

Column

January 2010

Generations

By Larry Krotz

Attending funerals of contemporaries is a wake-up call

Column

December 2009

At Issue

By Michael Webster

Human rights, by their very nature, are doomed to be taken for granted

Column

November 2009

A season for stories

By Mardi Tindal

A message for Christmas from the moderator

Column

November 2009

Generations

By Brian Platt

Debate about God is a good thing when done intelligently

Column

November 2009

At Issue

By Connie denBok

We mustn't ignore the conflict that pushed oppression so far beyond our borders

Column

October 2009

Living in faith

By Keith Howard

It's possible to find God even in a frayed moment

Column

October 2009

Decoding the Bible

By Trisha Elliott

What does God do?

Column

September 2009

Generations

By Larry Krotz

It’s encouraging to think that in the bleakness of disappointment, any of us can reinvent ourselves in mid-life

Column

September 2009

Decoding the Bible

By Sandra Beardsall

Did Jesus make mistakes?

Column

July 2009

A sign from above

By Karen Stiller

God tends not to communicate with me in direct ways

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ObserverDocs: My Year of Living Spiritually

by Observer Staff

Anne Bokma left the Dutch Reformed Church as a young adult and eventually became a member of the United Church and then the Unitarian Universalists. Having long explored the "spiritual but not religious" demographic as a writer, she decided to immerse herself in practices — like hiring a soul coach, secular choir-singing and forest bathing — for 12 months to find both enlightenment and entertainment.

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Faith

January 2018

In the beginning

by Alanna Mitchell

The award-winning science writer travels to northern Australia to explore the world's oldest creation story

Society

January 2018

The good death

by Pieta Woolley

Anglican professor Donald Grayston made dying in peace a lifetime project. His example is inspiring others to plan a meaningful exit.

Faith

January 2018

Me, Dad and the Almighty

by Anne Bayin

A preacher’s kid pretended to be a devout daughter, but secretly she felt lost in a wilderness of doubt.

Society

January 2018

The good death

by Pieta Woolley

Anglican professor Donald Grayston made dying in peace a lifetime project. His example is inspiring others to plan a meaningful exit.

Faith

January 2018

In the beginning

by Alanna Mitchell

The award-winning science writer travels to northern Australia to explore the world's oldest creation story

Faith

January 2018

Me, Dad and the Almighty

by Anne Bayin

A preacher’s kid pretended to be a devout daughter, but secretly she felt lost in a wilderness of doubt.

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