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Editorials

Feature

November 2018

We're hiring!

By Observer Staff

The Observer is looking for an experienced, capable consumer marketing manager to join our team.

Feature

November 2018

Why we've decided to capitalize B for Black

By Jocelyn Bell

It may not be Canadian Press style, but it shows respect and recognizes a shared identity and experience among Black people.

Feature

October 2018

Sharing a meal with friends is a radical act of gratitude

By Jocelyn Bell

"I’ve begun to consider that regardless of how I’m feeling on Thanksgiving Day, the very act of preparing and enjoying a feast is an expression of gratitude in and of itself."

Feature

June 2018

Observations: #MeToo

By Jocelyn Bell

Our hope is that by giving voice to these #MeToo stories, a new conversation about sexual misconduct can begin.

Column

May 2018

Observations: It’s a long road toward full equality for women

By Jocelyn Bell

'It’s a wonder that we continue to see male ministers as normative and attach shame to female ministers’ biology and sexuality.'

Column

March 2018

Observations: My last conversation with Nanny

By Jocelyn Bell

Editor Jocelyn Bell reflects on the power of our final words with loved ones.

Column

February 2018

Observations: Can spirituality be linked to land?

By Jocelyn Bell

Column

January 2018

Observations

By Jocelyn Bell

We’ll miss you, David Wilson

Column

December 2017

Observations

By David Wilson

A perfect send-off

Column

November 2017

Observations

By David Wilson

Outrage is the new normal

Column

October 2017

Observations

By David Wilson

If statues could talk

Column

September 2017

Observations

By David Wilson

Free speech and civility

Column

July 2017

Observations

By David Wilson

Harry Wilson, Irish immigrant

Column

June 2017

Observations

By David Wilson

The meaning of a masterpiece

Column

May 2017

Observations

By David Wilson

Global famine in the Trump era

Column

April 2017

Observations

By David Wilson

The test of a lifetime

Column

March 2017

Observations

By David Wilson

Enclaves of the elderly

Column

February 2017

Observations

By David Wilson

Paralyzed by helplessness

Column

January 2017

Observations

By David Wilson

A world turned upside down

Column

December 2016

Observations

By David Wilson

The Presbyterian Record folds

Feature

November 2016

Observations

By David Wilson

Birds of a feather

Column

October 2016

Observations

By David Wilson

A ticking time bomb

Column

September 2016

Observations

By David Wilson

This bad-news planet

Column

July 2016

Observations

By David Wilson

The fire that scattered a flock

Column

June 2016

Observations

By David Wilson

The one and only

Column

May 2016

Observations

By David Wilson

My beef with veganism

Column

April 2016

Observations

By David Wilson

To the moon and beyond

Column

March 2016

Observations

By David Wilson

Spirituality takes centre stage

Column

February 2016

Observations

By David Wilson

Skating on thinning ice

Column

January 2016

Observations

By David Wilson

When Peterborough speaks

Faith

Attendees at the Parliament of the World's Religions conference enjoy a simple langar lunch prepared by Toronto's Sikh community. (Photo: Will Pearson)

Interfaith conference illuminating, but those who needed it most weren't there

by Will Pearson

Observer editor Will Pearson learned a lot at the Parliament of the World's Religions gathering in Toronto, but wondered about its long-term impact.

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Editorials

Why we've decided to capitalize B for Black

by Jocelyn Bell

It may not be Canadian Press style, but it shows respect and recognizes a shared identity and experience among Black people.

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Video

Meet beloved church cats Mable and Mouse

by Observer Staff

They're a fixture of Kirk United Church Centre in Edmonton.

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Faith

November 2018

The first Black moderator of the United Church faced racism that still resonates today

by Mugoli Samba

Very Rev. Wilbur Howard didn't speak about the discrimination he experienced in the church. Decades later, Black clergy are opening up about what is still a big problem.

Columns

November 2018

Anti-Semitism is why I’ll always be a proud Jewish atheist

by Joshua Ostroff

On the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, this Canadian Jew reflects on the ongoing hate that has helped define his identity.

Faith

November 2018

Interfaith conference illuminating, but those who needed it most weren't there

by Will Pearson

Observer editor Will Pearson learned a lot at the Parliament of the World's Religions gathering in Toronto, but wondered about its long-term impact.

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