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July 2012

Time to live it up

By Carolyn Pogue

Dying with dignity — and lots of parties

June 2012

Three ways to celebrate Canada with gusto

By Carolyn Pogue

A guitar, a quilt and a peace centre hold together our stories

June 2012

Riled up

By Carolyn Pogue

We all get angry. Let’s use it for good.

May 2012

Holy magic

By Carolyn Pogue

Famous PEOPLE Players continues to light up the stage

May 2012

A lesson on ending poverty

By Carolyn Pogue

Charity is important, but it's not always enough

April 2012

The joys of scavenging

By Carolyn Pogue

A passion for cast-offs is tops for the planet

April 2012

Baby steps

By Carolyn Pogue

Honouring children in Calgary

March 2012

Passion and hope

By Carolyn Pogue

A healer’s journey

March 2012

Soul food

By Carolyn Pogue

Stories that shape us

February 2012

What love looks like

By Carolyn Pogue

February is for prisoners, too

February 2012

Babes in the House of Commons

By Carolyn Pogue

Where’s Nellie McClung when we need her?

January 2012

Civility begins at the top

By Carolyn Pogue

Earth to Parliament: we’re trying to raise kids who aren’t bullies

January 2012

Spiritual housekeeping

By Carolyn Pogue

Looking forward, looking back, looking inside

December 2011

Occupy Calgary’s gift

By Carolyn Pogue

The tents have come down, but the spirit of kindness remains

December 2011

Gifts from the wise ones

By Carolyn Pogue

Travelling toward sanity, peace and real joy

November 2011

Fasting for climate justice

By Carolyn Pogue

Phipps’s action is a prayer for courage

November 2011

White poppies

By Carolyn Pogue

On Remembrance Day, let’s honour war veterans — and those working for peace

October 2011

A vacation from life

By Carolyn Pogue

Travelling to spiritual landscapes

October 2011

Thanksgiving for body and soul

By Carolyn Pogue

September 2011

Dreaming a new world

By Carolyn Pogue

International Peace Day

September 2011

Leaving us better than we were

By Carolyn Pogue

Layton, Laurence and Fox

August 2011

Makeovers: Our selves, our oil sands 

By Carolyn Pogue

Still the same, really

August 2011

Tragedy in Norway

By Carolyn Pogue

What would Gandhi do?

July 2011

Life and death and life 

By Carolyn Pogue

A visit to Haida Gwaii

July 2011

A riverside celebration and a royal parade 

By Carolyn Pogue

Smaller communities have that special something

June 2011

Apologies and opportunities

By Carolyn Pogue

Remembering residential schools

June 2011

Gaia and Mary

By Carolyn Pogue

Two Sundays, two mothers

May 2011

Celebrating a church

By Carolyn Pogue

A birthday, an anniversary and a social justice concert

May 2011

No laughing matter

By Carolyn Pogue

Clowning around on election day

April 2011

Don’t be afraid

By Carolyn Pogue

Facing our fear is the only way through it

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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