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April 2011

Bullying at any age needs to be named

By Carolyn Pogue

Are adults smart enough to listen?

March 2011

Catastrophes and common sense

By Carolyn Pogue

The nuclear crisis in Japan exposes the cost of idolizing the experts

March 2011

Prayer, whatever it is

By Carolyn Pogue

Exploring the methods and meanings of prayer

February 2011

Café connections

By Carolyn Pogue

Yellowknife peace cafe is another light in the dark

February 2011

Women in Black

By Carolyn Pogue

Staying warm with hope

January 2011

Creative and powerful

By Carolyn Pogue

Einstein rated creativity and imagination over knowledge. We need both.

January 2011

Heavenly hosts

By Carolyn Pogue

Cute Cupids have their place, but real angels deliver profound messages of Good News

December 2010

In search of the Black Madonna

By Carolyn Pogue

This Advent, stories of Great Mothers give me strength

December 2010

Rag dolls in the Legislature

By Carolyn Pogue

A playful campaign asks Alberta MLAs to take a serious look at child poverty

November 2010

A precious opportunity

By Carolyn Pogue

The church is uniquely positioned to inspire action on climate change

November 2010

Road tripping through sacred space

By Carolyn Pogue

Nature’s mysticism is revealed on a drive across the Prairies

October 2010

Holy water

By Carolyn Pogue

As red poison seeps into the Danube, the author prays for rivers everywhere

October 2010

Honey, behold the bee

By Carolyn Pogue

All abuzz over urban apiaries

September 2010

At husking time

By Carolyn Pogue

Learning to prepare for the next season

September 2010

Truth and crayons

By Carolyn Pogue

In praise of September and new beginnings

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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