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‘Feast for the Common Good’


by Carolyn Pogue Subversive gatherings are good for the body, mind and soul This posting originally appeared on the United Church Observer’s website at ucobserver.org/pogue_blog/ . If ever there was a time for soul work, subversive gatherings and renewed focus on the common good, it’s now. That’s why I had looked forward to this past […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! ENVIRONMENT Revenge of the goldfish! Dumped pets growing into giant monsters Who doesn’t love the idea of releasing the poor goldfish, who has spent his life swimming around in bowl-shaped circles, into the great wet wild? The […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! POLITICS Donald Trump’s Ghostwriter Tells All Last June, as dusk fell outside Tony Schwartz’s sprawling house, on a leafy back road in Riverdale, New York, he pulled out his laptop and caught up with the day’s big […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! ENVIRONMENT Diesel is probably dying; will gasoline powered cars follow? The demise of the diesel would no longer seem a question of if, but when. After more than two decades of subsidizing their CO2-reducing efficiency, the only […]

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Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! ENVIRONMENT This Earth Day, Listen Up: Mother Earth Is Calling Us Back         April 22 is Earth Day 2016. Each Earth Day marks another milestone in a profound human reawakening to the truth that we are children of […]

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No more wannabes


by Carolyn Pogue In our new Canada, we can be our authentic selves This posting originally appeared on the United Church Observer’s website at ucobserver.org/pogue_blog/ . Also, check out “Sorry: Why Our Church Apologized” at Wood Lake Book Publishing In The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America, Thomas King begins […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! SCIENCE Fairy circles discovered in Australia may finally solve one of nature’s great mysteries Up to now fairy circles have only been seen in the Namibia grassland of southern Africa (pictured above). Researchers have come up with […]

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Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! ENVIRONMENT Save the bees with seed bombs A California company is using seed bombs as a strategy to fight the disappearance of bees. Ei Ei Khin and Chris Burley started Seedles with the aim of spreading bee-friendly wildflowers […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! FAITH The Holland I never knew A first-generation Dutch Canadian wrestles with her religious history in the land of her ancestors…Read Full Article From UCObserver BUSINESS Is It Time to Write Off Checks? Remember checks? You know, […]

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What We Read This Week


Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! SOCIAL Man problems It’s not easy to be male these days. It’s even tougher to talk about it…Read Full Article From UCOBSERVER RELIGION Leading like Lydia Do women plant churches differently than men? Emily Scott, pastor of […]

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