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October 2013

Spirit writing

By Carolyn Pogue

Make visible what you believe by putting it to paper

September 2013

'Earth become conscious'

By Carolyn Pogue

Three small offerings

September 2013

A troubadour’s caution

By Carolyn Pogue

Author voices concern about smartphones and social media

August 2013

'Mother' nature’s message

By Carolyn Pogue

Getting swept in the winds of change

August 2013

New beginnings

By Carolyn Pogue

The career author begins her next chapter

July 2013

Family reunion, Saskatchewan style

By Carolyn Pogue

The clan comes together under big Prairie skies

July 2013

After the flood

By Carolyn Pogue

Notes from a city under water

June 2013

Treaty cards for non-Natives

By Carolyn Pogue

The government doesn’t issue them, so I made my own

June 2013

Sunsets and dreams

By Carolyn Pogue

Words to live by

May 2013

The Road Allowance People

By Carolyn Pogue

Young adult fiction highlights the history of the Metis

May 2013

Another famous five

By Carolyn Pogue

The United Church’s women moderators and the origins of Mother’s Day

April 2013

Coyotes in the city

By Carolyn Pogue

Meeting my neighbours

April 2013

The power of puppetry

By Carolyn Pogue

Puppets can help us have difficult conversations

March 2013

Prairie tea

By Carolyn Pogue

A taste of summer in a teacup

March 2013

Paddling her own canoe

By Carolyn Pogue

E. Pauline Johnson/Tekahionwake, celebrated poet and performer, died 100 years ago. But her life still resonates today.

February 2013

Strong roots 

By Carolyn Pogue

A solid foundation helps us soar

February 2013

Help yourself

By Carolyn Pogue

Has self-service become self-serving?

January 2013

New year, new country

By Carolyn Pogue

We’re invited to join the dance

January 2013

Mary unpacked

By Carolyn Pogue

The girl from Galilee can’t be boxed in

December 2012

Friendship and forgiveness

By Carolyn Pogue

Wise stories for the New Year

December 2012

Paper vigil

By Carolyn Pogue

Tackling poverty with friends

November 2012

Magic wishes

By Carolyn Pogue

’Tis the season for lists and letters

November 2012

Kitchen prayer

By Carolyn Pogue

Pots, pans and memories

October 2012

Hope in a tulip bulb

By Carolyn Pogue

Planting kindness and encouragement

October 2012

Chain of hope

By Carolyn Pogue

Cutting child poverty, one paper doll at a time

September 2012

Crossing the water, changing the air

By Carolyn Pogue

A woman of courage, hope and vision

September 2012

Holidays, holy days

By Carolyn Pogue

A late summer’s pilgrimage

August 2012

Seeking the still point

By Carolyn Pogue

Why silence is good for the soul

August 2012

The Israel-Palestine report

By Carolyn Pogue

In search of a third option

August 2012

Wisdom for healing

By Carolyn Pogue

Remembering the children at Red Deer

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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