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Editor/Publisher of The Observer, Jocelyn Bell.

Observations: The rewards of letting go

by Jocelyn Bell

Editor Jocelyn Bell reflects on the upcoming changes for The United Church of Canada, the magazine and in her own life.


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9 of the most memorable protests in sports history

by Mugoli Samba

These athletes made powerful statements on pressing issues of the day.


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Best self-care tips for caregivers

by Kate Spencer

Counsellors, teachers and ministers share what it looks like for them.


A sign with the names of victims of a school shooting in Parkland, Fla. is seen at a vigil for the victims at Tam High School in Mill Valley, Calif. on Feb. 15, 2018. (Photo credit: Fabrice Florin/Flickr)

How the United Church community can respond to the evils of the world

by Christopher White

Answers to your faith questions.


The author is baptized at Central United in Calgary. (Photo courtesy of Al Coe)

Why I got baptized in a United Church at the age of 42

by Jacqueline Mercer-Livesey

"I told myself that I didn’t need to go to church to believe in God. I found peace and the Holy Spirit in the things that surrounded me. But still, there was a nagging sense of something missing."


ObserverDocs: Two nurses tackle Vancouver's opioid crisis

Richard Moore is a resident of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. In this poignant interview, he explains the important work of nurses Evanna Brennan and Susan Giles.


Writer Jenna Tenn-Yuk in a church. She thinks Christian communities miss out on the perspectives of LGBTQ+ people when they put in policies that discriminate against them. (Credit: Michael Vidler)

Queer Christians like me were left out of Trinity Western law school debate

by Jenna Tenn-Yuk

"Since the law school was proposed in 2012, the media has consistently framed this discussion as religious freedom versus LGBTQ+ rights. This limited argument completely erased my identity as a queer Christian."


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Jamil Jivani sheds light on why young men radicalize

by Suzanne Bowness

In his book 'Why Young Men,' Jamil Jivani talks about his own experience as a troubled youth.

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