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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

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Video

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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Society

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.

Ethics

May 2016

Spare the rod, protect the child

by John Barber

With the Trudeau government on the verge of banning spanking, critics ask: why has it taken Canada so long?

Society

May 2016

Special report: Syrian refugees

by Various Writers

More than 300 congregations mobilized to help Syrian refugees. A sampling follows.

Faith

March 2016

The Walrus Talks Spirituality

by Observer Staff

Justice

April 2016

Hell and high water

by Josiah Neufeld

The writer visits the shifting shorelines of Bangladesh and discovers tens of millions of people on the brink of climate disaster

Society

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.

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