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United Church Moderator-Elect Rev. Jordan Cantwell. Photo by Mike Milne

42nd General Council coverage

By Observer Staff

Reform recommendations coming . . . but not quite yet 
By David Wilson

Massive structural changes may be too much to handle in just one week
By Mike Milne

Commissioners urge United Church to divest from fossil fuels and Goldcorp 
By Trisha Elliott 

Support for Mideast peace, but no demand for divestment
By Mike Milne

Hump day at the 42nd General Council
By Trisha Elliott

Saskatchewan minister Rev. Jordan Cantwell elected as 42nd moderator 
By David Wilson

Decision on new-look church goes down to the wire 
By Mike Milne

Prairie populist
New moderator Jordan Cantwell combines an unorthodox style with a passion for justice
By David Wilson

Navigating the fault lines
The 42nd General Council showed that polarities, not creaky structures, are the United Church’s real challenge
By Trisha Elliott





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Environment

Song leader, police and gate blockers in front of the Kinder Morgan gates. Photo by Kimiko Karpoff

A Kinder Morgan protest in photos and song

by Kimiko Karpoff

A faith leader reflects on protesting the pipeline with the Water Protectors from the Tsleil-Waututh nation.

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Editorials

The United Church Observer's editor and publisher, Jocelyn Bell. Photo: Lindsay Palmer

Observations: #MeToo

by Jocelyn Bell

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

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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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Society

June 2018

Why some women of colour are hesitant to say #MeToo

by Jacky Habib

Three women share their stories in the hope of creating safe spaces they never had.

Environment

May 2018

A Kinder Morgan protest in photos and song

by Kimiko Karpoff

On April 28, 2018, faith leaders from many traditions, including the United Church, stood in solidarity with Water Protectors from the Tsleil-Waututh nation to protest the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion in Burnaby, B.C.. Kimiko Karpoff captured the day in pictures.

Faith

June 2018

After 93 years, this will be the United Church's last General Council meeting

by Mike Milne

When the United Church meets in July, top priorities will be a streamlined governance structure and Indigenous ministries.

Justice

June 2018

#MeToo in the United Church

by Trisha Elliott

9 women share their stories of harassment and sexual assault in the United Church.

Columns

May 2018

On grief and the healing power of gardening

by Paul Fraumeni

A writer reflects on how growing tomatoes is helping him find peace while dealing with the loss of loved ones, including his son.

Editorials

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.

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