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August 2014

2014 Peoples’ Social Forum 

By Dennis Gruending

Indigenous and environmental issues remain predominate

August 2014

A fragile democracy

By Dennis Gruending

CRA audits charitable groups it says are politically driven

July 2014

History does matter

By Dennis Gruending

The Middle East's cycle of violence and retaliation can only be ended through negotiations

July 2014

PeaceQuest

By Dennis Gruending

Group wants rededication of Peace Tower and 'counter narrative' to militarism

June 2014

Poor process

By Dennis Gruending

Northern Gateway issue is not a matter of dollars and cents

June 2014

Day of action

By Dennis Gruending

Doctors battle Ottawa on refugee health cuts

May 2014

Attacking the most vulnerable

By Dennis Gruending

Refugee claimants aren’t ‘bogus’ despite government’s say-so

May 2014

Revamping the carbon economy

By Dennis Gruending

Greening, alone, will not stop climate change

April 2014

Continuing to discuss climate change

By Dennis Gruending

It’s real. We caused it. But what do we do now?

April 2014

All we are saying

By Dennis Gruending

Giving nonviolence, spirituality and social transformation a chance

March 2014

Disheartened

By Dennis Gruending

Groups have dire predictions for Canada’s health accord

March 2014

Deadly name-calling

By Dennis Gruending

The propaganda wars continue in Ukraine

February 2014

Time to talk about a maximum wage

By Dennis Gruending

Canada’s top CEOs make 171 times the average

February 2014

War takes rising toll

By Dennis Gruending

Was Afghanistan really worth it?

January 2014

Faith in the public sphere

By Dennis Gruending

Religious freedom ends when it infringes on gender equality

January 2014

Big Brother revisited

By Dennis Gruending

We’re now discovering the extent of spying activity by Canada

December 2013

Nelson Mandela’s work continues

By Dennis Gruending

The Elders champion human rights for women and girls

November 2013

Cold diplomacy

By Dennis Gruending

Israel’s false logic on the Iran nuclear deal

November 2013

PeaceQuest

By Dennis Gruending

Proposing a counter-narrative on Canada’s wars

October 2013

Talking peace

By Dennis Gruending

Inter-religious cooperation thrives in Canada

October 2013

Climate change and churches

By Dennis Gruending

Bringing an ethical perspective to the debate

September 2013

Wishing a farewell to arms

By Dennis Gruending

The recent Navy Yard shooting in the U.S. sparks the question: is there no way to prevent Americans from killing each other with guns?

September 2013

Charter of Values

By Dennis Gruending

In the debate over religious symbols in the workplace, the Parti Quebecois is an odd spectacle to behold

August 2013

Going to bat for gay rights

By Dennis Gruending

Canada’s Foreign Affairs minister defends sexual minorities abroad

August 2013

Lac Mégantic rail disaster

By Dennis Gruending

Tragedy and public policy

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Editorials

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Observations

by David Wilson

Outrage is the new normal

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Video

ObserverDocs: A Tale of Two Cancers

by Observer Staff

Catherine Gordon's October 2017 feature for The Observer, 'A tale of two cancers,' recently caught the eye of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and his Washington, D.C.-based team, and inspired a short documentary. Gordon talks about the experience of writing the article and participating in the film.

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Profiles

October 2017

Fall from grace

by Justin Dallaire

Don Hume was a United Church minister nearing retirement. Then he tried crack cocaine.

Faith

September 2017

Yearning

by Jane Dawson

Restless longing is at the core of the human condition, urging us onward through life. What happens when it veers off course?

Society

July 2017

From far and wide

by Various Writers

Meet 11 immigrants who are putting down new roots

Faith

October 2017

A tale of two cancers

by Catherine Gordon

One year after the writer discovered she had breast cancer, her sister in California received the same diagnosis. They both recovered, but their experiences were worlds apart.

World

June 2017

Resisting genocide

by Sally Armstrong

In August 2014, ISIS attacked Iraq’s Yazidis, slaughtering thousands and forcing women and girls into sexual slavery. Today, the survivors are fighting for their ancient way of life.

Society

April 2017

Dear Grandkids

by Various Writers

Six acclaimed Canadian authors write letters from the heart

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