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October 2013

Spirit writing

By Carolyn Pogue

Make visible what you believe by putting it to paper

September 2013

'Earth become conscious'

By Carolyn Pogue

Three small offerings

September 2013

A troubadour’s caution

By Carolyn Pogue

Author voices concern about smartphones and social media

August 2013

'Mother' nature’s message

By Carolyn Pogue

Getting swept in the winds of change

August 2013

New beginnings

By Carolyn Pogue

The career author begins her next chapter

July 2013

Family reunion, Saskatchewan style

By Carolyn Pogue

The clan comes together under big Prairie skies

July 2013

After the flood

By Carolyn Pogue

Notes from a city under water

June 2013

Treaty cards for non-Natives

By Carolyn Pogue

The government doesn’t issue them, so I made my own

June 2013

Sunsets and dreams

By Carolyn Pogue

Words to live by

May 2013

The Road Allowance People

By Carolyn Pogue

Young adult fiction highlights the history of the Metis

May 2013

Another famous five

By Carolyn Pogue

The United Church’s women moderators and the origins of Mother’s Day

April 2013

Coyotes in the city

By Carolyn Pogue

Meeting my neighbours

April 2013

The power of puppetry

By Carolyn Pogue

Puppets can help us have difficult conversations

March 2013

Prairie tea

By Carolyn Pogue

A taste of summer in a teacup

March 2013

Paddling her own canoe

By Carolyn Pogue

E. Pauline Johnson/Tekahionwake, celebrated poet and performer, died 100 years ago. But her life still resonates today.

February 2013

Strong roots 

By Carolyn Pogue

A solid foundation helps us soar

February 2013

Help yourself

By Carolyn Pogue

Has self-service become self-serving?

January 2013

New year, new country

By Carolyn Pogue

We’re invited to join the dance

January 2013

Mary unpacked

By Carolyn Pogue

The girl from Galilee can’t be boxed in

December 2012

Friendship and forgiveness

By Carolyn Pogue

Wise stories for the New Year

December 2012

Paper vigil

By Carolyn Pogue

Tackling poverty with friends

November 2012

Magic wishes

By Carolyn Pogue

’Tis the season for lists and letters

November 2012

Kitchen prayer

By Carolyn Pogue

Pots, pans and memories

October 2012

Hope in a tulip bulb

By Carolyn Pogue

Planting kindness and encouragement

October 2012

Chain of hope

By Carolyn Pogue

Cutting child poverty, one paper doll at a time

September 2012

Crossing the water, changing the air

By Carolyn Pogue

A woman of courage, hope and vision

September 2012

Holidays, holy days

By Carolyn Pogue

A late summer’s pilgrimage

August 2012

Seeking the still point

By Carolyn Pogue

Why silence is good for the soul

August 2012

The Israel-Palestine report

By Carolyn Pogue

In search of a third option

August 2012

Wisdom for healing

By Carolyn Pogue

Remembering the children at Red Deer

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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