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October 2009

Interview with Mardi Tindal

By David Wilson

Mardi Tindal, the 40th moderator of The United Church of Canada, discusses the state of the United Church today


July 2009

Interview with Nora Sanders

By David Wilson

United Church General Secretary Nora Sanders speaks about the church’s problems, priorities and possibilities


June 2009

Interview with Mark Toulouse

By David Wilson

The first American principal of the United Church’s Emmanuel College talks about theological education in Canada and the United States


March 2009

Interview with Rev. Rob Oliphant

By Drew Halfnight

Rev. Rob Oliphant picked a tumultuous time to begin his first term as an MP. He spoke to Drew Halfnight about the transition from pulpit to Parliament.


November 2008

Interview with Tim O’Neill

By Kenneth Bagnell

A former Bank of Montreal chief economist and longtime United Church member discusses his economic views


September 2008

Interview with Rt. Rev. David Giuliano

By David Wilson

Two-thirds of the way through his term, Moderator Rt. Rev. David Giuliano sat down with David Wilson to talk about leadership, trust and a personal journey of healing


July 2008

Interview with James Loney

By David Wilson

Former Iraq hostage James Loney talks with David Wilson about how captivity tested his faith and raised his profile as an activist


May 2008

Interview with Rev. Ambury Stuart


Toronto minister Rev. Ambury Stuart has a doctorate in atmospheric physics and has been a respected climate change scientist for two decades. He talks to Lee Simpson about the convergence of faith and science.


April 2008

Interview with Lloyd Axworthy

By David Wilson

Nobel Peace Prize nominee, former Liberal foreign affairs minister and lifelong United Church member talks to David Wilson

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by David Wilson

Outrage is the new normal

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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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October 2017

Fall from grace

by Justin Dallaire

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


September 2017


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?


July 2017

From far and wide

by Various Writers

Meet 11 immigrants who are putting down new roots


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.


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.


April 2017

Dear Grandkids

by Various Writers

Six acclaimed Canadian authors write letters from the heart

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