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June 2016

Listen! Mother's calling

By Carolyn Pogue

It’s high time to heal Earth and each other

May 2016

Those who walk (Part Two)

By Carolyn Pogue

Re-entering the land is a Sacred Journey

May 2016

Those who walk (Part One)

By Carolyn Pogue

Taking to the trails is a way to slow down and be present in the world

April 2016

Holy rebels

By Carolyn Pogue

Calgary’s St. Brigid's heralds a new era with womenpriests

April 2016

No more wannabes

By Carolyn Pogue

In our new Canada, we can be our authentic selves

March 2016

A long walk together

By Carolyn Pogue

When one falters, the other offers strength

March 2016

‘Bright Wings’

By Carolyn Pogue

A new, lighthearted novel tells us about disappointment, destruction and death

February 2016

Travelling to the ’spirit world’ — Part 2

By Carolyn Pogue

Meet Wade Prpich: hockey dad and shamanic practitioner

February 2016

Travelling to the ’spirit world’ — Part 1

By Carolyn Pogue

Is deep Christian meditation any different from a shamanic journey?

January 2016

‘Everyone is welcome’

By Carolyn Pogue

The motto of one of Canada’s early Muslim leaders is no less important today

January 2016

A new year for peace

By Carolyn Pogue

We can strengthen our commitment to non-violence, not only with acts of charity, but with education

December 2015

Like Bad King John

By Carolyn Pogue

How undeserving we humans have been of the bounty and beauty of Earth

December 2015

Care-fully into Advent

By Carolyn Pogue

Self-care can help prepare us to receive — and give — the joy of Christmas

November 2015

Shoeboxes for Kids? No thanks.

By Carolyn Pogue

It's unfair to introduce Christianity to impoverished children through trinkets

November 2015

Healing with Mother Nature

By Carolyn Pogue

Gardening gives veterans a 'fighting chance'

October 2015

'Cool old squash'

By Carolyn Pogue

It's back to the future with seeds of hope

October 2015

Waking up to Gaia’s call

By Carolyn Pogue

By working with diverse communities across old boundaries, we will get it right for Earth

September 2015

'Draw the circle wide'

By Carolyn Pogue

The Syrian refugee crisis reminds us that no one should stand alone

September 2015

Sacred spaces, critical decisions

By Carolyn Pogue

Do you know how your nearest learning centre is faring?

July 2015

To live with respect in Creation

By Carolyn Pogue

Writing by a tree helps people to remember our deep connection to the planet, physically and spiritually

July 2015

Hard family truths

By Carolyn Pogue

Some people pass on learned violence while many others turn their world around

June 2015

'Consider the lilies of the field'

By Carolyn Pogue

UnRavel helps me rethink clothes

May 2015

Resurrection hope

By Carolyn Pogue

Lois Wilson showed us a fierce and tender church

May 2015

Alberta election

By Carolyn Pogue

Nellie McClung, were you watching?

April 2015

Watching for resurrections

By Carolyn Pogue

Easter isn't a single day; it's an entire season

April 2015

The Palace

By Carolyn Pogue

The Holy Week story begs many questions and imaginings

March 2015

The power of story

By Carolyn Pogue

Narratives become alive once we invite them into our hearts and minds

March 2015

Lenten walk

By Carolyn Pogue

This season invites us to take much-needed steps with each other

February 2015

Rolling the dice

By Carolyn Pogue

Research shows that gambling is unhealthy, so why do public leaders continue to promote it?

February 2015

'You can't do this alone'

By Carolyn Pogue

We're rooted together in this brief borrowed paradise

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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Faith

July 2018

250 United Church leaders have a message for Doug Ford

by Emma Prestwich

They're urging the new Ontario premier to remember those in need as he carries out promised economic reform.

Culture

July 2018

Tracing Nelson Mandela’s path a century after his birth

by Tim Johnson

A travel writer visits some of the places that shaped the anti-apartheid icon’s life.

Interviews

July 2018

Jamil Jivani sheds light on why young men radicalize

by Suzanne Bowness

In his book 'Why Young Men,' Jamil Jivani talks about his own experience as a troubled youth.

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