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BRIEF: Gonzaga announces finalists for faith-based, million-dollar award

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Tracy Simmons Jul 23, 2014

After searching the world for great faith-based humanitarians, Gonzaga University today announced three finalists for the 2014 Opus Prize: Sister Tesa Fitzgerald of Hour Children in Queens, New York; Gollapalli Israel, of the Janodayam Social Education Centre in Chennai, India; and the Rev. Joseph Maier, of the Mercy Centre Human Development Foundation in Bangkok.

The Wisdom of a Sharp Axe

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Eric Blauer Jul 23, 2014

The whole experience put me into a more attentive state concerning the edge of my own life.

The gift of zero

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Ernesto Tinajero Jul 23, 2014

Today, I turn a zero. I have have seen five zeros in my life and science says I might have two, three or four more zeros before meeting my end and seeing Jesus face-to-face.

New book tells story of forgotten black Mormons

(RNS1-JULY 22) Green Flake was born around 1828 and was one of the pioneers that migrated from the east coast to Utah with Brigham Young’s first company. For use with RNS-BLACK-MORMONS transmitted July 22, 2014. Photo courtesy Utah Department of Heritage & Arts

Peggy Fletcher Stack Jul 23, 2014

Green Flake was in the vanguard company of Mormon pioneers in 1847, driving a wagon into the Salt Lake Valley with LDS prophet Brigham Young, who famously declared Utah to be the right place to build Zion.

Citizens of this world

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Alan Eschenbacher Jul 23, 2014

I am a patriot of the world. I find interest in my heritage of German, Russian, and English ancestors but I am none of those exclusively, I am a citizen of planet Earth and therefore responsible to the whole of humanity.

Father Knows Best: Steps toward reconciliation

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Martin Elfert Jul 22, 2014

And then I might gently suggest to her that it isn’t too late to say, “I’m sorry – I made a mistake.”

Whitworth to celebrate 125 years

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Tracy Simmons Jul 22, 2014

Whitworth University will mark its 125th anniversary with several events Oct. 9-12 for the Whitworth and Spokane communities.