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ObserverDocs: Reconciling to a Hard Truth

A historic settlement agreement promised closure for residential school survivors. But no one thought it would open the floodgates to thousands of new abuse claims.

By Observer Staff

For more photos, please go to the United Church of Canada Archive's Residential School Archive Project, "The Children Remembered." Click here.

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by David Wilson

The fire that scattered a flock

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Merle Robillard

ObserverDocs: Out of Syria

by Observer Staff

For nearly half a century, the Elnabrees family has fled one war after another: Palestine, Kuwait, Iraq and, more recently, Syria. This year, they arrived as refugees in Canada, sponsored by relatives and United churches. Ayman Elshafiy, his wife, Sonia, their two daughters, his sister and mother, were among them.

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July 2016

Mr. Trump comes to Cleveland

by Mark Giuliano

The eyes of the world will be focused on the Republican National Convention this month. A landmark church near the meeting site is offering a warm welcome while bracing for unrest.


July 2016

Does religion really make you happier?

by Samantha Rideout

The writer examines the popular theory that people with faith are more content than those without


July 2016

Interview with Sister Helen Prejean

by Alicia von Stamwitz

The Roman Catholic nun, prominent American anti-death penalty activist and author of the bestselling 'Dead Man Walking: The Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty That Sparked a National Debate' talks about racism, human dignity and America’s broken criminal justice system


June 2016

All the lonely people

by André Picard

An estimated six million Canadians live in isolation. Social researchers are now calling it a hidden epidemic.


May 2016

Are vegans right?

by David Macfarlane

The writer is in the midst of a radical six-month change of diet. He’s discovering that no cheeseburger tastes as good as being ethical feels.


March 2016

The Walrus Talks Spirituality

by Observer Staff

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