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Feature

August 2018

Big changes are coming to The Observer

By Observer Staff

We've been around for 189 years, and to survive, we'll need to adapt.

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

Column

December 2015

Observations

By David Wilson

The meaning of ‘Canadian’

Column

November 2015

Observations

By David Wilson

Feeling squeamish?

Columns

Rev. Don Collett had a hand in writing the document that paved the way for the open ordination of LGBT folks in the United Church of Canada. (Credit: Bayne Stanley)

For me, the landmark United Church vote on sexual orientation came at a high personal cost

by Don Collett

"Justice was served at General Council. Yes. And harm was also done," says Rev. Don Collett.

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Observations

Editor/publisher of The Observer, Jocelyn Bell.

Should we apologize for the hurt surrounding the 1988 decision?

by Jocelyn Bell

The groundbreaking United Church vote on gay and lesbian ministers has transformed the denomination in the years since, but there's still work left to do.

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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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Society

September 2018

11 Ontarians share their opioid stories in this powerful project

by Mugoli Samba

The Opioid Chapters hopes to add nuance to the public discussion on opioids.

Society

September 2018

Do we face a future without Down syndrome?

by Kevin Spurgaitis

Advances in prenatal testing mean parents can detect the chromosomal difference earlier. What does this mean for the future of Down Syndrome?

Faith

September 2018

I send my kids to Catholic school, but I'm not Catholic

by Pieta Woolley

A lifelong United Church member explains why she's embracing lessons in reading, writing and rosaries.

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