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Editorials

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?

Column

October 2015

Observations

By David Wilson

New structure, old sins

Faith

The author is baptized at Central United in Calgary. (Photo courtesy of Al Coe)

Why I got baptized in a United Church at the age of 42

by Jacqueline Mercer-Livesey

"I told myself that I didn’t need to go to church to believe in God. I found peace and the Holy Spirit in the things that surrounded me. But still, there was a nagging sense of something missing."

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Observations

Editor/Publisher of The Observer, Jocelyn Bell.

Observations: The rewards of letting go

by Jocelyn Bell

Editor Jocelyn Bell reflects on the upcoming changes for The United Church of Canada, the magazine and in her own life.

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Video

ObserverDocs: Two nurses tackle Vancouver's opioid crisis

Richard Moore is a resident of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. In this poignant interview, he explains the important work of nurses Evanna Brennan and Susan Giles.

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Columns

June 2018

The moment the Pope asked me to pray for him

by Miriam Spies

A United Church minister on the impact of a simple gesture from a powerful man.

Society

July 2018

Best self-care tips for caregivers

by Kate Spencer

Counsellors, teachers and ministers share what it looks like for them.

Faith

July 2018

Meet your 2018 moderator nominees

by Mike Milne

Later this month, General Council commissioners will choose the United Church’s next moderator. As of press time, 10 leadership hopefuls had been announced. We asked each of them to sum up their pitch in a tweet.

Faith

July 2018

A fond farewell to presbyteries

by Steven Chambers

They will likely be eliminated this year as the United Church restructures. Steven Chambers celebrates the end of an era.

Society

July 2018

Instead of retirement, these two nurses are battling Vancouver's opioid crisis

by Roberta Staley

At age 71 and 65 respectively, Evanna Brennan and Susan Giles embrace their unconventional work in the Downtown Eastside.

Columns

June 2018

I hate you, Canada, for teaching people to treat me like this under your name

by Zach Running Coyote

A Cree actor says he blames our country for the racist comments recently directed at him in a McDonald's restaurant.

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