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January 2015

A good place to visit

By Carolyn Pogue

Winnipeg has taken the lead in areas that are important to us all

December 2014

Call for the midwives

By Carolyn Pogue

Justice cries in the birthing rooms  

December 2014

Blessed be our teachers

By Carolyn Pogue

Because you lack inexperience, 'let a child teach you'

November 2014

Grandma’s desk

By Carolyn Pogue

Sometimes, words are whispered from the past

November 2014

Scariness all year long

By Carolyn Pogue

Symbols of war and violence are common; not so symbols of peace

October 2014

In the heart of the city

By Carolyn Pogue

An Ontario United church demonstrates congregational life at its best

October 2014

Feed the children

By Carolyn Pogue

Feeling the ship turn

September 2014

Unlike any other place

By Carolyn Pogue

Women’s spaces offer new perspectives and renewal

September 2014

'Saints preserve us'

By Carolyn Pogue

Remembering the smell of mother's kitchen — and that it's how we live that truly matters

August 2014

My sister’s garden

By Carolyn Pogue

Realizing a life of connection to Mother Earth

July 2014

Only God can make a tree

By Carolyn Pogue

Remember kindly that old cedar

July 2014

Forest fires in the North

By Carolyn Pogue

Wondering which way the wind blows

July 2014

Walking in the 'Tar Sands'

By Carolyn Pogue

Healing the wounded earth requires many steps

June 2014

'Love, Loss and Longing'

By Carolyn Pogue

Telling touching stories of adoption

June 2014

Singing Dismas’s words

By Carolyn Pogue

Volunteers celebrate ex-convicts making it back into the community

May 2014

'We are all of water'

By Carolyn Pogue

Meet Josephine Mandamin, Water Walker

April 2014

Peace warriors

By Carolyn Pogue

Teaching love, not war

April 2014

The work of Easter has begun

By Carolyn Pogue

Listening to learn; learning to listen (Part Two)

April 2014

The truth will set you free

By Carolyn Pogue

Listening to learn; learning to listen

March 2014

Wandering through Lent

By Carolyn Pogue

It’s the long walk that makes Easter a day of blessing

March 2014

An artful lesson

By Carolyn Pogue

The best birthday cards are the handmade kind

February 2014

First aid

By Carolyn Pogue

Slow down, be prepared and simply be

February 2014

Another country

By Carolyn Pogue

Finding a healing space with Residential School survivors

January 2014

Spirit shines through

By Carolyn Pogue

Epiphany is the season to contemplate the piercing of the ordinary

January 2014

A matter of interpretation

By Carolyn Pogue

In the case of the bogus Mandela signer, no one should confuse mental illness with foolishness

December 2013

Unconquerable soul

By Carolyn Pogue

Nelson Mandela’s beautiful light shines from South Africa

December 2013

If the bough breaks

By Carolyn Pogue

Poverty in light of Advent

November 2013

Our time is now

By Carolyn Pogue

Lighting the way for Mother Earth

November 2013

Peace with honour

By Carolyn Pogue

We need to do more than pin a red poppy on our chests

October 2013

Rolling the dice on people

By Carolyn Pogue

Debate on gambling is aided by respectful church leadership

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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