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United Church Moderator-Elect Rev. Jordan Cantwell. Photo by Mike Milne

42nd General Council coverage

By Observer Staff

Reform recommendations coming . . . but not quite yet 
By David Wilson

Massive structural changes may be too much to handle in just one week
By Mike Milne

Commissioners urge United Church to divest from fossil fuels and Goldcorp 
By Trisha Elliott 

Support for Mideast peace, but no demand for divestment
By Mike Milne

Hump day at the 42nd General Council
By Trisha Elliott

Saskatchewan minister Rev. Jordan Cantwell elected as 42nd moderator 
By David Wilson

Decision on new-look church goes down to the wire 
By Mike Milne

Prairie populist
New moderator Jordan Cantwell combines an unorthodox style with a passion for justice
By David Wilson

Navigating the fault lines
The 42nd General Council showed that polarities, not creaky structures, are the United Church’s real challenge
By Trisha Elliott





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Observations

by David Wilson

If statues could talk

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Video

ObserverDocs: Stolen Mother

by Observer Staff

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

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Society

July 2017

From far and wide

by Various Writers

Meet 11 immigrants who are putting down new roots

World

June 2017

A suitcase for Cuba

by Christopher Levan

You’ll find more than giveaway toiletries and hand-me-downs in the writer's luggage. Each carefully chosen gift offers a glimpse into the lives of Cubans today.

Justice

June 2017

Undocumented

by Kristy Woudstra

Up to half a million people are living in Canada without official status. The ‘sanctuary city’ movement is growing, but the fear of deportation persists.

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

Society

March 2017

Called to resist

by Paul Wilson

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

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