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Culture

Arts Feature

September 2010

TEDTalks

By Lisa Van de Ven

Celebrity isn’t at the centre of this podcast; ideas themselves are the draw

Arts Feature

July 2010

Beatrice and Virgil

By Frank Dabbs

Arts Feature

July 2010

The Golden Mean

By Trisha Elliott

Arts Feature

July 2010

The Bishop’s Man

By Patricia Clarke

Arts Feature

July 2010

The Mistress of Nothing

By Sarah Bruer

Arts Feature

July 2010

Too Much Happiness

By Sheryl Spencer

Arts Feature

June 2010

Beyond This Place

By Kevin Spurgaitis

The father-son bond is faithfully explored in new film

Arts Feature

June 2010

Dreamland

By Lisa Van de Ven

Director asks if natural beauty should be sacrificed for energy

Arts Feature

June 2010

Budrus

By Alanna Mitchell

Ordinary Israelis and Palestinians collaborate for peace

Arts Feature

June 2010

La Belle Visite

By Tiina Cote

Film demands patience but gives insight into growing old

Arts Feature

June 2010

The Devil Operation

By Drew Halfnight

Documentary pits Peruvian farmers against gold-mining giants

Arts Feature

May 2010

Fingerprints of God

By Ambury Stuart

Barbara Bradley Hagerty reviews the science of spirituality

Arts Feature

May 2010

The Evolution of God

By Paul Fayter

Robert Wright explores the psychological origins of religion

Arts Feature

May 2010

Counterfeit God

By Lee Simpson

Timothy Keller tackles the follies of love and adoration

Arts Feature

May 2010

God Is Back

By Kenneth Bagnell

Two authors look at the emerging religious culture

Arts Feature

May 2010

The Case for God

By James Christie

Karen Armstrong embraces religious complexities

Arts Feature

April 2010

Sea Sick: The Global Ocean in Crisis

By Caley Moore

Author takes readers on a transformative journey into the deep

Arts Feature

April 2010

Climate Wars

By Lisa Van de Ven

Columnist examines the potential geopolitical effects of a warming world

Arts Feature

April 2010

A World Without Ice

By John Bird

Human-caused climate change is already disrupting our lives, but there's still hope

Arts Feature

April 2010

Ecofaith

By Bill Phipps

Author highlights humankind’s reconnection with the natural world

Arts Feature

April 2010

The Vanishing Face of Gaia

By Janet Silman

Gaia theory scientist worries that “green” is becoming the new religion

Arts Feature

March 2010

Carnivàle

By Patricia Ingold

Depression-era carnival and its patrons are shown with earthy authenticity

Arts Feature

March 2010

Planet Earth

By Drew Halfnight

BBC series is a breathtaking survey of the majesty and beauty of life

Arts Feature

March 2010

Kings

By Trisha Elliott

Kings teases out the complex relationship between its characters and God

Arts Feature

March 2010

In Treatment

By Karen Stiller

Series about a therapist and his patients is intense and revelatory

Arts Feature

March 2010

Battlestar Galactica

By Kevin Spurgaitis

Reimagined series asks what it means to be human in an increasingly technological society

Arts Feature

February 2010

Six Months in Sudan

By Kevin Spurgaitis

MSF doctor asks why atrocities draw so little reaction from the global community

Arts Feature

February 2010

Dead aid

By Gary Kenny

Economist-turned-author says foreign aid is a political and humanitarian disaster

Arts Feature

February 2010

Common Wealth

By Mike Milne

Sachs shows that sustainable development is achievable

Arts Feature

February 2010

Half the Sky

By Caley Moore

Authors say elevating women is key to making progress on poverty

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ObserverDocs: My Year of Living Spiritually

by Observer Staff

Anne Bokma left the Dutch Reformed Church as a young adult and eventually became a member of the United Church and then the Unitarian Universalists. Having long explored the "spiritual but not religious" demographic as a writer, she decided to immerse herself in practices — like hiring a soul coach, secular choir-singing and forest bathing — for 12 months to find both enlightenment and entertainment.

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Faith

January 2018

In the beginning

by Alanna Mitchell

The award-winning science writer travels to northern Australia to explore the world's oldest creation story

Society

January 2018

The good death

by Pieta Woolley

Anglican professor Donald Grayston made dying in peace a lifetime project. His example is inspiring others to plan a meaningful exit.

Faith

January 2018

Me, Dad and the Almighty

by Anne Bayin

A preacher’s kid pretended to be a devout daughter, but secretly she felt lost in a wilderness of doubt.

Society

January 2018

The good death

by Pieta Woolley

Anglican professor Donald Grayston made dying in peace a lifetime project. His example is inspiring others to plan a meaningful exit.

Faith

January 2018

In the beginning

by Alanna Mitchell

The award-winning science writer travels to northern Australia to explore the world's oldest creation story

Faith

January 2018

Me, Dad and the Almighty

by Anne Bayin

A preacher’s kid pretended to be a devout daughter, but secretly she felt lost in a wilderness of doubt.

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