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Columns

Column

July 2015

Currents

By Trisha Elliott

God, and all that jazz

Column

July 2015

Spiritual But Secular

By Anne Bokma

Sojourners find comfort, connection and companionship on the road less travelled

Column

June 2015

Quote Unquote

By Mardi Tindal

‘As we begin to listen to each other’s stories, things begin to change . . .’

Column

June 2015

Currents

By Trisha Elliott

Where science meets faith

Column

June 2015

Spiritual But Secular

By Anne Bokma

New research makes a case for psychedelic drugs offering profound spiritual experiences

Column

May 2015

Currents

By Trisha Elliott

Theology of work

Column

May 2015

Quote Unquote

By David Giuliano

‘Remember who you are.’

Feature

May 2015

Spirit Story

By Janet Stobie

Twice blessed

Column

May 2015

Spiritual but Secular

By Anne Bokma

When good goes viral

Column

April 2015

Currents

By Trisha Elliott

Women, Earth and God

Column

April 2015

Quote Unquote

By Mardi Tindal

‘Without darkness nothing comes to birth, as without light nothing flowers’

Column

April 2015

Spirit Story

By Lorna Day

A New York moment

Column

April 2015

Spiritual But Secular

By Anne Bokma

Instead of gazing heavenward for assistance, meditation enthusiasts are looking within

Column

March 2015

Quote Unquote

By David Giuliano

'We have this treasure in earthen vessels.’

Column

March 2015

Currents

By Trisha Elliott

The theology of trauma

Column

March 2015

Spirit Story

By Debbie McMillan

Uncle Dudley’s Jesus

Column

March 2015

Spiritual But Secular

By Anne Bokma

They may not have a church community, but the ‘spiritual but not religious’ still need to connect

Column

February 2015

Currents

By Trisha Elliott

God in a mobile world

Column

February 2015

Quote Unquote

By Mardi Tindal

‘Tell all the truth but tell it slant.’

Column

February 2015

Spirit Story

By Pam Brown

Sign language

Column

February 2015

Spiritual But Secular

By Anne Bokma

Soul coaches help clients live a life of purpose

Column

January 2015

Spiritual but Secular

By Anne Bokma

There’s a lot more to the ‘spiritual but not religious’ than Oprah and sunsets. Churchgoers, take note.

Column

January 2015

Quote Unquote

By David Giuliano

‘In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.’

Column

January 2015

Currents

By Trisha Elliott

A soft-spoken God

Column

January 2015

Spirit Story

By Anne Bokma

Winter’s perfection

Column

June 2012

The Big Question

By Harold Wells

What (if anything) is at stake in the Trinity?

Column

January 2012

Spirit Story

By Leslie Sinclair

A Hindu practice, a Christian awakening

Column

January 2012

The Big Question

By Ross Lockhart

What does it mean that Jesus saves

Column

December 2011

Generations

By Patricia Clarke

End-of-life choices

Column

December 2011

The Big Question

By John McTavish

Was God ever born?

Environment

Song leader, police and gate blockers in front of the Kinder Morgan gates. Photo by Kimiko Karpoff

A Kinder Morgan protest in photos and song

by Kimiko Karpoff

A faith leader reflects on protesting the pipeline with the Water Protectors from the Tsleil-Waututh nation.

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Editorials

The United Church Observer's editor and publisher, Jocelyn Bell. Photo: Lindsay Palmer

Observations: #MeToo

by Jocelyn Bell

Our hope is that by giving voice to these #MeToo stories, a new conversation about sexual misconduct can begin.

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Video

ObserverDocs: Playing by Heart

by Observer Staff

United Church music director Kara Shaw was born prematurely, became almost totally blind and was later diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Today, the 28-year-old showcases her unique musical ability, performing piano on local and national stages.

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Society

June 2018

Why some women of colour are hesitant to say #MeToo

by Jacky Habib

Three women share their stories in the hope of creating safe spaces they never had.

Environment

May 2018

A Kinder Morgan protest in photos and song

by Kimiko Karpoff

On April 28, 2018, faith leaders from many traditions, including the United Church, stood in solidarity with Water Protectors from the Tsleil-Waututh nation to protest the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion in Burnaby, B.C.. Kimiko Karpoff captured the day in pictures.

Faith

June 2018

After 93 years, this will be the United Church's last General Council meeting

by Mike Milne

When the United Church meets in July, top priorities will be a streamlined governance structure and Indigenous ministries.

Justice

June 2018

#MeToo in the United Church

by Trisha Elliott

9 women share their stories of harassment and sexual assault in the United Church.

Columns

May 2018

On grief and the healing power of gardening

by Paul Fraumeni

A writer reflects on how growing tomatoes is helping him find peace while dealing with the loss of loved ones, including his son.

Editorials

June 2018

Observations: #MeToo

by Jocelyn Bell

Our hope is that by giving voice to these #MeToo stories, a new conversation about sexual misconduct can begin.

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