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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

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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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