Rachel Browne

While Rachel Browne has no religious beliefs of her own, she's fascinated by those who do. Aside from religion, she writes on human trafficking and human rights. She has also written for the National Post, VICE, and the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
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Canada

What are babies doing behind bars in Canada?

Children like Alpha Anawa are stuck in limbo with refugee parents—and a new study shows living in detention centres can harm the mental health of minors
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Society

What ’Going Clear’ means for the decline of Scientology

HBO’s documentary about Scientology finally crosses the border into Canada. What does it say about the Church’s future?
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Society

David Michael Walsh, 1949-2015

Too short to pursue a dream of being a police officer, he became a volunteer fireman, always jumping at the chance to help others
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World

Identifying Pearl Harbor’s unknown sailors

An anthropologist explains the significance of an effort to exhume the remains of those killed on the USS Oklahoma
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Society

Islamic State and the changing rights of Yazidi women

Rachel Browne on the future faced by Yazidi women recently released from Islamic State captivity
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Canada

Miami vice: How a diplomat’s kids ended up in a fatal drug heist

The story of a diplomat’s two sons—one killed, one jailed—is the story of Miami’s youth. Inside what really happened in Miami.
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Life

We, the North: Life on the Arctic Circle

Photo essay: Christian Barnett documented all the marvellous people he met as he travelled along the Arctic Circle eight years ago
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Life

Gerald Elwood Shaw, 1915-2015

He kept his mind sharp by reciting poetry and kept fit by swimming the Detroit River. He dreamt of living to 100.
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Canada

The real target of Taber’s new law: Mennonites?

The real focus of Taber, Alberta’s infamous new bylaw aimed at curbing bad behaviour
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Canada

The rise of the death doula

Counselling, forgiveness rituals, at-home funerals—death midwives provide end-of-life spiritual care for the secular