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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.

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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