In This Issue
There is still much to Christmas that I haven't yet explored
Responses to our October issue (print exclusive)
Saving Jesus' birthplace
Our cannabis use before and after legalization
The list (print exclusive)
How to become a saint
Churches doing cool things
Becoming a library and other beautiful ways church buildings are being rejuvenated
The travel industry is selling us a myth about self-growth
And we're buying it
The fiery words of Mary
Forget meek and mild, Mary was tough, confident and daring
Why divesting from oil doesn’t always work
Responsible investment is harder than just walking away, but it allows us to advocate for change
Cathy Crowe sees political 'cold-heartedness' on housing
The activist nurse, who has had a decades-long career caring for people in the streets of Toronto, says she's 'very depressed' about leadership on the issue
Can Christmas be fun and soulful again?
A look at how the holiday became such a dizzying cultural labyrinth
After the Montreal Massacre
The shooting at École Polytechnique shocked the nation. Thirty years later, six people close to the tragedy share how it galvanized them to work for change.
Out of reach
Many of the 6.7 million Canadians who struggle with mental illness can't afford to get help. Cheaper options are starting to close the gap.
Time-loop TV shows are stories for a secular age
Contemporary programs are rebooting the ancient idea that time repeats itself. Are they searching for a non-religious version of eternity?
Finding faith on the way (print exclusive)
A writer rediscovers God along an ancient pilgrimage route
New book explores how to be spiritual but secular
"My Year of Living Spiritually" is most inspiring when it finds transcendence in community
Poem: Kissing the Ground
From "Falling for Myself"
Jill Pelto’s art depicts climate change in way data can’t
The Earth scientist layers line graphs atop colourful paintings that illustrate the numbers
UCC In Focus
Lower Sackville church starts free meals food truck
The initiative targets youth and teens, who may not show up to church halls for a meal
Narrating the nativity
The moderator reflects on the power of storytelling at Christmas
Indigenous United Church has a new structure
By the end of August's National Indigenous Spiritual Gathering, a new form of self-governance was in place
Question box (print exclusive)
How can our church reclaim Christmas?
The longest journey home (print exclusive)
Minister supports people with addictions (print exclusive)