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Editorials

Column

July 2007

The moderator and the opposite of fear

By David Wilson

Column

June 2007

Evangelicals could be good eco-allies

By David Wilson

Column

May 2007

New ministers need nurturing congregations

By David Wilson

Column

April 2007

Why our pages are whiter and our operation greener

By David Wilson

Column

March 2007

For some, virtual communities are just as good as the real thing

By David Wilson

Column

February 2007

Alcohol at church

By David Wilson

the first step is admitting we have a problem

Column

January 2007

Funny? Ticket to hell?

By David Wilson

Whatever you think of the Emerging Spirit campaign, it's generating some badly needed buzz

Column

December 2006

Uncle Elmer's enduring lesson of joy

By David Wilson

Column

November 2006

Now that we're on the subject of apologies...

By David Wilson

Column

October 2006

New church music fills a niche, but its staying power is less certain

By David Wilson

Column

September 2006

One thing is certain about change: it will happen

By David Wilson

Column

June 2006

Blessing and promises in this season of leaving

By Muriel Duncan

Column

June 2006

One voice, above all others, demands our utmost attention

By Muriel Duncan

Column

May 2006

We caused global warming, and now it's time to turn our hands to healing

By Muriel Duncan

Column

April 2006

How a little patch of pasture became sacred ground on Earth Day

By Muriel Duncan

Column

March 2006

The "cartoon crisis" has shown that in today's world, when you embrace absolutes you invite conflict

By Muriel Duncan

Column

February 2006

Apologies not only help right past wrongs; they can also open a window on the injustices of today

By Muriel Duncan

Column

December 2005

It's a holly, jolly time, but is it Christmas?

By Muriel Duncan

Column

November 2005

It's possible that newcomers to our pews will actually want something new

By Muriel Duncan

Column

October 2005

One faith, many shades of meaning

By Donna Sinclair

Column

September 2004

The refugee on your doorstep is really your neighbour, and deserves to be treated as one

By Muriel Duncan

Column

June 2004

It's up to us to make clear that not all Christians are cut from the same cloth

By Muriel Duncan

Column

June 2004

This church is great at blue-skying. It's our follow-through that we need to work on.

By Muriel Duncan

Column

May 2004

Rivalry spreads like weeds when two churches try to out-garden each other

By Muriel Duncan

Column

April 2004

In a culture that shouts, choosing to turn down the volume is a prophetic act

By Muriel Duncan

Column

March 2004

Whether we eat to live or live to eat, we need to keep food in perspective

By Muriel Duncan

Column

February 2004

Here and around the world, grandparents remain a cherished part of family life

By Muriel Duncan

Column

January 2004

Lively debate is a staple of our letters section because it's a staple of the United Church

By Muriel Duncan

Column

January 2004

It's going to be a busy year for justice-seeking churches

By Muriel Duncan

Column

December 2003

All Millie wanted for Christmas was peace and quiet. What she got was rather different.

By Muriel Duncan

Interviews

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Why this woman is leaving the Catholic Church in her 60s

by Angela Mombourquette

After a lifetime devoted to Catholicism, a Nova Scotia teacher is settling in with the United Church of Canada. Here, she explains why.

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Editorials

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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.'

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Video

ObserverDocs: Playing by Heart

by Observer Staff

United Church music director Kara Shaw was born prematurely, became almost totally blind and was later diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Today, the 28-year-old showcases her unique musical ability, performing piano on local and national stages.

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Faith

May 2018

Toronto church builds interfaith friendship

by Vivien Fellegi

Faith

May 2018

This parent found no support for her autistic daughter — and decided to change that

by Kieran Delamont

Suzanne Allen talks about raising a daughter on the autism spectrum and bringing all autistic girls together

Faith

May 2018

Church retreat helps first responders with PTSD

by Joe Martelle

Interviews

May 2018

Why this woman is leaving the Catholic Church in her 60s

by Angela Mombourquette

After a lifetime devoted to Catholicism, a Nova Scotia teacher is settling in with the United Church of Canada. Here, she explains why.

Ethics

May 2018

Pregnant in the pulpit

by Trisha Elliott

Ministers who take a maternity leave still face discrimination in their own congregations

Interviews

May 2018

The two words Rev. Cheri DiNovo wants to hear from the United Church

by Alex Mlynek

The Toronto minister talks about her disappointment over the church’s silence when she officiated the country’s first legalized same-sex marriage 17 years ago – and why she wants an apology.

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