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April 2011

Bullying at any age needs to be named

By Carolyn Pogue

Are adults smart enough to listen?

March 2011

Catastrophes and common sense

By Carolyn Pogue

The nuclear crisis in Japan exposes the cost of idolizing the experts

March 2011

Prayer, whatever it is

By Carolyn Pogue

Exploring the methods and meanings of prayer

February 2011

Café connections

By Carolyn Pogue

Yellowknife peace cafe is another light in the dark

February 2011

Women in Black

By Carolyn Pogue

Staying warm with hope

January 2011

Creative and powerful

By Carolyn Pogue

Einstein rated creativity and imagination over knowledge. We need both.

January 2011

Heavenly hosts

By Carolyn Pogue

Cute Cupids have their place, but real angels deliver profound messages of Good News

December 2010

In search of the Black Madonna

By Carolyn Pogue

This Advent, stories of Great Mothers give me strength

December 2010

Rag dolls in the Legislature

By Carolyn Pogue

A playful campaign asks Alberta MLAs to take a serious look at child poverty

November 2010

A precious opportunity

By Carolyn Pogue

The church is uniquely positioned to inspire action on climate change

November 2010

Road tripping through sacred space

By Carolyn Pogue

Nature’s mysticism is revealed on a drive across the Prairies

October 2010

Holy water

By Carolyn Pogue

As red poison seeps into the Danube, the author prays for rivers everywhere

October 2010

Honey, behold the bee

By Carolyn Pogue

All abuzz over urban apiaries

September 2010

At husking time

By Carolyn Pogue

Learning to prepare for the next season

September 2010

Truth and crayons

By Carolyn Pogue

In praise of September and new beginnings

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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