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Faith

Feature

December 2007

Christmas as others see it

By Rose Tekel

Rose Tekel is one of five non-Christian Canadians who describe how Christmas appears to them

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October 2007

Sex and spirituality

By Trisha Elliott

Physical and spiritual fulfillment are more entwined than you might imagine

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May 2007

The forgiveness myth

By Trisha Elliott

The act of forgiving isn't always as tidy as we might imagine

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March 2007

Aches, pangs and humility

By Lee Simpson

Living with pain provides the opportunity to rise above it, to walk more closely with God

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January 2007

We're all panhandlers here

By Allen Tysick

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December 2006

"Don't be afraid"

By Rt. Rev. David Giuliano

A 2006 Christmas message from the moderator

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November 2006

Native spirituality and Christian faith

By Donna Sinclair

beyond two solitudes

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November 2006

It's time to go now

By Trisha Elliott

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October 2006

Paddling toward a deeper faith

By Lois Wilson

Very Rev. Lois Wilson has always been a canoeist. In this excerpt from her recent book Streams of Faith -- which examines the spiritual lives of a group of women with whom she paddled years ago -- the former United Church moderator (1980-82) and retired senator describes the summers of her childhood in which water, Scripture and paddling made a powerful spiritual mix.

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September 2006

Suicide

By P.Bonny Ball

breaking the silence

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April 2006

In the stillness of Holy Saturday

By Rt. Rev. David Giuliano

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April 2006

Easter Sunday is why we say, `Yes'

By Peter Short

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April 2006

'Christian unity is not just a dream, it's a duty'

By Hugh Mccullum

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April 2006

Living the Faith

By Keith Howard

If we are serious about transformation, we have to confront our fear factors

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April 2006

Hope's story

By Donna Sinclair

a faith that demands action

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March 2006

Where openness is everything

By Donna Sinclair

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March 2006

A different kind of call, but a call nonetheless

By Sharon Blank

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March 2006

The shape of church to come

By Donna Sinclair

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February 2006

More Voices

By Donna Sinclair

songs in a new key

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February 2006

John Burton's journal

By John Burton

a coastal presence

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December 2005

One faith, many shades of meaning

By Donna Sinclair

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June 2005

Staying with the struggle

By Trisha Elliott

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May 2005

Held by a God who hurts too

By Bruce Mcleod

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June 2004

The greatest myth ever told

By Donna Sinclair

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April 2004

The Resurrection

By Peter Short

life stirred up out of the dust

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February 2004

In the pulpit and isolated

By Jocelyn Bell

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January 2004

A new generation, a new need to discern our call

By Donna Sinclair

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January 2004

To journey, to discern

By Donna Sinclair

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January 2004

Waiting for whispers, searching for signs

By Peter Short

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January 2004

In search of a theology that fits

By Donna Sinclair

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Editorials

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Observations

by David Wilson

Outrage is the new normal

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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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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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