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Feature

February 2015

ObserverDocs: Faux trade?

By Observer Staff

For consumers who care, fair trade coffee is a feel-good drink. But are the actual benefits less than robust?

Feature

June 2014

ObserverDocs: Observer Survey 2014

By Observer Staff

To shed some light on perceptions of organized religion in Canada today, The Observer recently surveyed 3,000 English-speaking Canadians.

Feature

July 2012

ObserverDocs: Rights and wrongs at the edges of life

By Observer Staff

The 2012 Observer survey reveals deep differences between readers and the general public on the ethics of life and death

Feature

October 2011

ObserverDocs: Love of Water

By Observer Staff

Last century, water use grew at twice the rate of the world's population. Today, many countries suffer water scarcity and stress, while others — like Canada — are not as 'water rich' as you may think.

Feature

July 2011

ObserverDocs: What they believe

By Observer Staff

Talking honestly and openly about faith is vital for churches adapting to the 21st century. In this animated short, Observer readers tell us what they believe.

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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