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Podcasts

Feature

November 2017

Observer Podcast: Episode 8

By Observer Staff

Editor-Publisher David Wilson shares his recent ‘Observations’ about free speech and writer David Giuliano talks about the return of a tumour that set him on a path he calls his ‘Camino de Cancer'

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May 2017

Observer Podcast: Episode 7

By Observer Staff

Editor-Publisher David Wilson's Observations; Interview with activist and Sojourners founder Jim Wallis; and environmentalist and broadcaster David Suzuki reads a letter to his grandchildren.

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March 2017

Observer Podcast: Episode 6

By Observer Staff

Editor-Publisher David Wilson's Observations; Interview with American theologian Rev. Walter Brueggemann; and writer Sheima Benembarek talks about a fateful encounter in the subway one day.

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October 2016

Observer Podcast: Episode 5

By Observer Staff

Editor-Publisher David Wilson's Observations; Interview with author and human rights advocate Joan Chittister; and Fort McMurray wildfire evacuee, Donalee Williams, reflects on the true meaning of the word, “home.”

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July 2016

Observer Podcast: Episode 4

By Observer Staff

Editor-Publisher David Wilson's Observations; Interview with Sheila Noyes, a former co-president of Dying with Dignity Canada; and writer Alison Brooks-Starks talk about a month-long solo paddle on the North Saskatchewan River

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February 2016

Observer Podcast: Episode 3

By Observer Staff

Editor-Publisher David Wilson's Observations, interview with writer and activist Sally Armstrong, and Debbie McMillan's Spirit Story

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October 2015

Observer Podcast: Episode 2

By Observer Staff

Editor-Publisher David Wilson's Observations; interview with author Alanna Mitchell and Erica Lenti's Spirit Story

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July 2015

Observer Podcast: Episode 1

By Observer Staff

Editor-Publisher David Wilson's Observations; interview with singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn and Janet Stobie's Spirit Story.

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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