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June 2016

Listen! Mother's calling

By Carolyn Pogue

It’s high time to heal Earth and each other

May 2016

Those who walk (Part Two)

By Carolyn Pogue

Re-entering the land is a Sacred Journey

May 2016

Those who walk (Part One)

By Carolyn Pogue

Taking to the trails is a way to slow down and be present in the world

April 2016

Holy rebels

By Carolyn Pogue

Calgary’s St. Brigid's heralds a new era with womenpriests

April 2016

No more wannabes

By Carolyn Pogue

In our new Canada, we can be our authentic selves

March 2016

A long walk together

By Carolyn Pogue

When one falters, the other offers strength

March 2016

‘Bright Wings’

By Carolyn Pogue

A new, lighthearted novel tells us about disappointment, destruction and death

February 2016

Travelling to the ’spirit world’ — Part 2

By Carolyn Pogue

Meet Wade Prpich: hockey dad and shamanic practitioner

February 2016

Travelling to the ’spirit world’ — Part 1

By Carolyn Pogue

Is deep Christian meditation any different from a shamanic journey?

January 2016

‘Everyone is welcome’

By Carolyn Pogue

The motto of one of Canada’s early Muslim leaders is no less important today

January 2016

A new year for peace

By Carolyn Pogue

We can strengthen our commitment to non-violence, not only with acts of charity, but with education

December 2015

Like Bad King John

By Carolyn Pogue

How undeserving we humans have been of the bounty and beauty of Earth

December 2015

Care-fully into Advent

By Carolyn Pogue

Self-care can help prepare us to receive — and give — the joy of Christmas

November 2015

Shoeboxes for Kids? No thanks.

By Carolyn Pogue

It's unfair to introduce Christianity to impoverished children through trinkets

November 2015

Healing with Mother Nature

By Carolyn Pogue

Gardening gives veterans a 'fighting chance'

October 2015

'Cool old squash'

By Carolyn Pogue

It's back to the future with seeds of hope

October 2015

Waking up to Gaia’s call

By Carolyn Pogue

By working with diverse communities across old boundaries, we will get it right for Earth

September 2015

'Draw the circle wide'

By Carolyn Pogue

The Syrian refugee crisis reminds us that no one should stand alone

September 2015

Sacred spaces, critical decisions

By Carolyn Pogue

Do you know how your nearest learning centre is faring?

July 2015

To live with respect in Creation

By Carolyn Pogue

Writing by a tree helps people to remember our deep connection to the planet, physically and spiritually

July 2015

Hard family truths

By Carolyn Pogue

Some people pass on learned violence while many others turn their world around

June 2015

'Consider the lilies of the field'

By Carolyn Pogue

UnRavel helps me rethink clothes

May 2015

Resurrection hope

By Carolyn Pogue

Lois Wilson showed us a fierce and tender church

May 2015

Alberta election

By Carolyn Pogue

Nellie McClung, were you watching?

April 2015

Watching for resurrections

By Carolyn Pogue

Easter isn't a single day; it's an entire season

April 2015

The Palace

By Carolyn Pogue

The Holy Week story begs many questions and imaginings

March 2015

The power of story

By Carolyn Pogue

Narratives become alive once we invite them into our hearts and minds

March 2015

Lenten walk

By Carolyn Pogue

This season invites us to take much-needed steps with each other

February 2015

Rolling the dice

By Carolyn Pogue

Research shows that gambling is unhealthy, so why do public leaders continue to promote it?

February 2015

'You can't do this alone'

By Carolyn Pogue

We're rooted together in this brief borrowed paradise

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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