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Columns

Column

January 2011

The Big Question

By James Christie

Did Jesus intend to start Christianity?

Column

January 2011

Generations

By Karen Stiller

Childhood revisited

Column

December 2010

The Big Question

By Wayne Hilliker

Do I need to be certain about my faith?

Column

December 2010

Generations

By Brian Platt

No one's priority

Column

November 2010

The Big Question

By Therese DesCamp

Can God’s existence be proved?

Column

November 2010

Generations

By Patricia Clarke

A woman's wrath

Column

October 2010

Decoding the Bible

By Janet Silman

What was Jesus thankful for?

Column

October 2010

Generations

By Larry Krotz

The urge to exert

Blog Entry

September 2010

Truth and crayons

By Carolyn Pogue

In praise of September and new beginnings

Column

September 2010

Generations

By Karen Stiller

Bible study gone bad

Column

September 2010

Decoding the Bible

By Catherine MacLean

Does God have a hand in natural disasters?

Column

July 2010

Generations

By Brian Platt

Muddled thinking

Column

July 2010

Decoding the Bible

By Thomas Reynolds

What is heaven?

Blog Entry

June 2010

A moment of peace

By Samantha Rideout

While G20 protesters and police squared off on Toronto’s streets, a downtown church offered a sanctuary from the fracas.

Blog Entry

June 2010

Collective chaos

By Samantha Rideout

With so many people at the G20 trying to make themselves heard, the result is a confusing din.

Blog Entry

June 2010

Big hopes for simple solutions

By Samantha Rideout

Faith leaders call on politicians to support the Millennium Development Goals as the World Religions Summit wraps up in Winnipeg

Blog Entry

June 2010

Open to interpretation

By Samantha Rideout

Senator Roméo Dallaire advises religious leaders to express their goals more clearly

Blog Entry

June 2010

Religious influence

By Samantha Rideout

Should faith play a role in world affairs? Leaders at the 2010 World Religions Summit in Winnipeg think so.

Blog Entry

June 2010

Dancing at the Forks

By Samantha Rideout

The first Truth and Reconciliation event winds up with a spirited powwow, but much work remains to be done

Blog Entry

June 2010

Restoring connections

By Samantha Rideout

The damage caused by residential schools echoes through the generations. But sharing stories of the hurt is bringing young and old together in Winnipeg.

Blog Entry

June 2010

Today’s broken families

By Samantha Rideout

First Nations children are far more likely to end up in foster care than their non-Aboriginal peers

Blog Entry

June 2010

A time to heal

By Samantha Rideout

Residential school survivors give voice to painful memories at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s sharing circle in Winnipeg

Blog Entry

June 2010

Do meetings matter?

By Samantha Rideout

The discussions that take place at the World Religions Summit, the G20 meeting and the first national event of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission will demonstrate whether talk can transform us

Column

June 2010

Generations

By Patricia Clarke

Old, but fully alive

Column

June 2010

Living in Faith

By Keith Howard

Sparking sacred conversations

Column

May 2010

Decoding the Bible

By Trisha Elliott

What is ‘speaking in tongues’?

Column

May 2010

Generations

By Larry Krotz

A slice of serenity

Column

April 2010

Decoding the Bible

By Sandra Beardsall

What makes Christians distinct?

Column

April 2010

Generations

By Karen Stiller

The very best years are not behind us

Column

March 2010

Decoding the Bible

By Therese DesCamp

Should we be fruitful and multiply?

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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