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Arts Feature

April 2011

The Tenth Parallel

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New book reveals how Muslims and Christians meet, clash and find peace around the globe

Arts Feature

April 2011

Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years

By Patricia Clarke

Oxford professor journeys through the turbulent history of the Christian church

Arts Feature

March 2011

Barney’s Version

By Richard Wright

Film adaption about a flawed Montrealer with dementia is an endearing delight

Arts Feature

March 2011

Faith, Fraud and Minimum Wage

By Christen Thomas

Dramedy focuses on an atheist coming-of-age on the east coast

Arts Feature

March 2011

Score: A Hockey Musical

By Patricia Ingold

Song-and-dance movie takes a shot at our national pastime

Arts Feature

March 2011

A Touch of Grey

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Canadian film tries to tell the truth about middle age

Arts Feature

March 2011

Incendies

By Samantha Rideout

Family secrets are unearthed in this Oscar-nominated film

Arts Feature

February 2011

Best Advice

By Ross Lockhart

Leading elders American preachers share their ecclesiastical wisdom

Arts Feature

February 2011

Going Missional

By Orville James

Inspiration and innovation are found in Canadian congregations that minister to the hungry, the broken and the marginalized

Arts Feature

February 2011

A Door Set Open

By Susan Tough

Book offers a clear-eyed look at the world in which we live invites readers to live out God's call in the 21st century

Arts Feature

February 2011

Born of Water

By Harry Oussoren

New book plots the future for small congregations

Arts Feature

February 2011

Heart, Mind, and Strength

By Daniel A. Hansen

Author explains the need for renewal in Christian leadership

Arts Feature

January 2011

Canada’s History

By Frank Dabbs

Revamped magazine balances the wisdom of historians with the first-hand accounts of those who lived through historic events

Arts Feature

January 2011

This Magazine

By Drew Halfnight

Radical zine is a 'quiet triumph' over hypocrisy

Arts Feature

January 2011

Geez

By Samantha Rideout

Christian magazine introduces new ways of seeing the world and pursuing social justice

Arts Feature

January 2011

Canadian Dimension

By Vidya Kauri

Advocacy magazine reports on the issues too often overlooked by the mainstream

Arts Feature

January 2011

Alternatives

By Jasmine Budak

Peer-reviewed journal about the environment leaves room for lightness

Arts Feature

December 2010

I Shall Not Hate

By Miriam Spies

The need for understanding between Palestinians and Israelis is stressed in a new memoir

Arts Feature

December 2010

Stones into Schools

By Drew Halfnight

'Three Cups of Tea' author focuses on the everyday challenges of running a non-profit in Afghanistan

Arts Feature

December 2010

Nomad

By Pieta Woolley

Somali-born author addresses diversity in the 21st century

Arts Feature

December 2010

Tattoos on the Heart

By Lee Simpson

Forgiveness and compassion are evident at a youth outreach program in Los Angeles

Arts Feature

December 2010

A Year of Living Generously

By Wayne G. Smith

Author spends 12 months volunteering in an effort to 'do some good'

Arts Feature

November 2010

Finding Dawn

By Miriam Spies

Director puts a human face on the 500 missing Aboriginal women in Canada

Arts Feature

November 2010

Mystical Brain

By Drew Halfnight

Scientists survey the 'no man’s land' between science and religion

Arts Feature

November 2010

Everybody's Children

By Jasmine Budak

Documentary exposes the lack of support for minors seeking asylum

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November 2010

The Pacifist Who Went to War

By Lisa Van de Ven

Canada's conscientious objectors are brought into focus in new documentary

Arts Feature

November 2010

The Coca-Cola Case

By Kevin Spurgaitis

NFB film alleges links between the world's biggest soft-drink company and the violent suppression of trade unionists

Arts Feature

October 2010

The Complete Root Cellar Book

By Lee Simpson

Building your own food storage space isn’t as hard as you think

Arts Feature

October 2010

Simply in Season

By Samantha Rideout

Food writers celebrate the simple pleasures of eating locally

Arts Feature

October 2010

Good Food for All

By Richard Wright

Collection of recipes promotes universal access to healthy eats

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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