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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

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

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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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