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July 2012

Time to live it up

By Carolyn Pogue

Dying with dignity — and lots of parties

June 2012

Three ways to celebrate Canada with gusto

By Carolyn Pogue

A guitar, a quilt and a peace centre hold together our stories

June 2012

Riled up

By Carolyn Pogue

We all get angry. Let’s use it for good.

May 2012

Holy magic

By Carolyn Pogue

Famous PEOPLE Players continues to light up the stage

May 2012

A lesson on ending poverty

By Carolyn Pogue

Charity is important, but it's not always enough

April 2012

The joys of scavenging

By Carolyn Pogue

A passion for cast-offs is tops for the planet

April 2012

Baby steps

By Carolyn Pogue

Honouring children in Calgary

March 2012

Passion and hope

By Carolyn Pogue

A healer’s journey

March 2012

Soul food

By Carolyn Pogue

Stories that shape us

February 2012

What love looks like

By Carolyn Pogue

February is for prisoners, too

February 2012

Babes in the House of Commons

By Carolyn Pogue

Where’s Nellie McClung when we need her?

January 2012

Civility begins at the top

By Carolyn Pogue

Earth to Parliament: we’re trying to raise kids who aren’t bullies

January 2012

Spiritual housekeeping

By Carolyn Pogue

Looking forward, looking back, looking inside

December 2011

Occupy Calgary’s gift

By Carolyn Pogue

The tents have come down, but the spirit of kindness remains

December 2011

Gifts from the wise ones

By Carolyn Pogue

Travelling toward sanity, peace and real joy

November 2011

Fasting for climate justice

By Carolyn Pogue

Phipps’s action is a prayer for courage

November 2011

White poppies

By Carolyn Pogue

On Remembrance Day, let’s honour war veterans — and those working for peace

October 2011

A vacation from life

By Carolyn Pogue

Travelling to spiritual landscapes

October 2011

Thanksgiving for body and soul

By Carolyn Pogue

September 2011

Dreaming a new world

By Carolyn Pogue

International Peace Day

September 2011

Leaving us better than we were

By Carolyn Pogue

Layton, Laurence and Fox

August 2011

Makeovers: Our selves, our oil sands 

By Carolyn Pogue

Still the same, really

August 2011

Tragedy in Norway

By Carolyn Pogue

What would Gandhi do?

July 2011

Life and death and life 

By Carolyn Pogue

A visit to Haida Gwaii

July 2011

A riverside celebration and a royal parade 

By Carolyn Pogue

Smaller communities have that special something

June 2011

Apologies and opportunities

By Carolyn Pogue

Remembering residential schools

June 2011

Gaia and Mary

By Carolyn Pogue

Two Sundays, two mothers

May 2011

Celebrating a church

By Carolyn Pogue

A birthday, an anniversary and a social justice concert

May 2011

No laughing matter

By Carolyn Pogue

Clowning around on election day

April 2011

Don’t be afraid

By Carolyn Pogue

Facing our fear is the only way through it

Justice

Photo: Courtesy of Josée Cardinal

How families cope when a loved one goes missing

by Justin Dallaire

A Quebec man went for a walk in the early morning of March 16, 2016, and hasn’t been seen since. His family, like many loved ones of the missing, finds it impossible to grieve — or give up hope.

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Observations

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Observations: Our magazine's plastic problem

by Jocelyn Bell

"While I can easily defend the use of a polybag on financial grounds, it would be unconscionable to deliver a cover story about plastics . . . in plastic."

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Video

ObserverDocs: Playing by Heart

by Observer Staff

United Church music director Kara Shaw was born prematurely, became almost totally blind and was later diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Today, the 28-year-old showcases her unique musical ability, performing piano on local and national stages.

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Features

April 2018

10 easy ways to kick our nasty plastic habit

by Susan Nerberg

It's not as hard as you think.

Features

April 2018

Tea bags and other surprising places plastics lurk

by Susan Nerberg

Hidden plastics rarely get recycled and often can’t be reused. Here we make some of the invisibles visible.

Features

April 2018

Drag queens help church raise money and awareness

by Darrell Noakes

The event, called “Take Me to Church,” after a popular song, was a fundraiser for LGBTQ youth in Saskatchewan.

Columns

April 2018

Why Canada needs a free-range parenting law

by Pieta Woolley

Features

April 2018

10 easy ways to kick our nasty plastic habit

by Susan Nerberg

It's not as hard as you think.

Faith

April 2018

4 science-trained faith leaders share what still gives them goosebumps

by Various Writers

"This greater knowledge amplified my belief in a mysterious God who still offers so much more for us to discover."

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