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December 2014

Blessed be our teachers

By Carolyn Pogue

Because you lack inexperience, 'let a child teach you'

November 2014

Grandma’s desk

By Carolyn Pogue

Sometimes, words are whispered from the past

November 2014

Scariness all year long

By Carolyn Pogue

Symbols of war and violence are common; not so symbols of peace

October 2014

In the heart of the city

By Carolyn Pogue

An Ontario United church demonstrates congregational life at its best

October 2014

Feed the children

By Carolyn Pogue

Feeling the ship turn

September 2014

Unlike any other place

By Carolyn Pogue

Women’s spaces offer new perspectives and renewal

September 2014

'Saints preserve us'

By Carolyn Pogue

Remembering the smell of mother's kitchen — and that it's how we live that truly matters

August 2014

My sister’s garden

By Carolyn Pogue

Realizing a life of connection to Mother Earth

July 2014

Only God can make a tree

By Carolyn Pogue

Remember kindly that old cedar

July 2014

Forest fires in the North

By Carolyn Pogue

Wondering which way the wind blows

July 2014

Walking in the 'Tar Sands'

By Carolyn Pogue

Healing the wounded earth requires many steps

June 2014

'Love, Loss and Longing'

By Carolyn Pogue

Telling touching stories of adoption

June 2014

Singing Dismas’s words

By Carolyn Pogue

Volunteers celebrate ex-convicts making it back into the community

May 2014

'We are all of water'

By Carolyn Pogue

Meet Josephine Mandamin, Water Walker

April 2014

Peace warriors

By Carolyn Pogue

Teaching love, not war

April 2014

The work of Easter has begun

By Carolyn Pogue

Listening to learn; learning to listen (Part Two)

April 2014

The truth will set you free

By Carolyn Pogue

Listening to learn; learning to listen

March 2014

Wandering through Lent

By Carolyn Pogue

It’s the long walk that makes Easter a day of blessing

March 2014

An artful lesson

By Carolyn Pogue

The best birthday cards are the handmade kind

February 2014

First aid

By Carolyn Pogue

Slow down, be prepared and simply be

February 2014

Another country

By Carolyn Pogue

Finding a healing space with Residential School survivors

January 2014

Spirit shines through

By Carolyn Pogue

Epiphany is the season to contemplate the piercing of the ordinary

January 2014

A matter of interpretation

By Carolyn Pogue

In the case of the bogus Mandela signer, no one should confuse mental illness with foolishness

December 2013

Unconquerable soul

By Carolyn Pogue

Nelson Mandela’s beautiful light shines from South Africa

December 2013

If the bough breaks

By Carolyn Pogue

Poverty in light of Advent

November 2013

Our time is now

By Carolyn Pogue

Lighting the way for Mother Earth

November 2013

Peace with honour

By Carolyn Pogue

We need to do more than pin a red poppy on our chests

October 2013

Rolling the dice on people

By Carolyn Pogue

Debate on gambling is aided by respectful church leadership

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

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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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