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A day for women’s rights


by Carolyn Pogue ‘This Thanksgiving, I’m celebrating the tenacity of women and girls’ This posting originally appeared on the United Church Observer’s website at ucobserver.org/pogue_blog/ . It will be a great day when “uppity women” are merely regarded as humans with brains, voice and strength. I agree with one sign I saw in a recent […]

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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! CONSERVATION Group files suit to recognize the Colorado River as a person Corporations have rights…why not rivers? While a new lawsuit based on the concept is probably not a sure bet to win, it raises an important […]

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Solidarity without borders


by Carolyn Pogue While speaking freely about racism, one can always use a little bit of help from friends This posting originally appeared on the United Church Observer’s website at ucobserver.org/pogue_blog/ .    My husband Bill and I drove to Ontario this summer before heading down to New Hampshire and Massachusetts to visit friends. Still, […]

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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 How Fashion Is Helping Megachurch Pastors Reach A New Demographic At a time when millennials are ditching religious gatherings, these men of the (very good) cloth are winning them back…Read Full Article From Fashionista SCIENCE Sun […]

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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! LIVING/FAMILY What makes Canadian kids happy? UNICEF Canada responds with new report Every year UNICEF releases a report card that measures children’s wellbeing in nations around the world. Not surprisingly, the top positions are held by Scandinavian […]

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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 Have a Little Faith Let me begin my story with an unimportant fact—I love butterflies. You are probably wondering what butterflies have to do with faith, but to explain that I will have to start at […]

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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! SPIRITUALITY 10 Destinations for Spiritual R & R Whether you’re planning a summer vacation or you need an escape from the stress of your daily life, we have some places to go where you can recharge physically, […]

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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! LIVING Welcome to the Lush Cosmetics factory! When I was a child, I dreamed of visiting Willy Wonka’s magical chocolate factory. Unfortunately, that wasn’t possible, since it only ever existed in author Roald Dahl’s fabulous imagination. But […]

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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! GLOBALIZATION Yes, We Can Choose Good Globalization The integration of knowledge, science, hospitality, and travel can have huge benefits for human connections and peace…Read Full Article From Yes!magazine SUSTAINABILITY Meet the Fixers The world feels pretty broken […]

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‘Dear Doubting Thomas’


Dear Doubting Thomas ‘Your story reminds me to move through the fog of fear, doubt and cynicism’ By Carolyn Pogue Sightings:  May 3, 2017 at http://www.ucobserver.org/pogue_blog Dear Thomas, Doubt hangs everywhere these days. Back in your time, just after that first Easter, you had to go against your peers to express doubt; it likely took […]

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