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Targeting Hope Workshop coming to Spokane

09/14/13Whitworth University and World Vision are teaming together this fall to fight poverty and injustice issues in the Spokane area. The Targeting Hope day-long conference will be Nov. 12 at the university, 300 West Hawthorne Road. Workshops include: U.S. Poverty and its Effect on Early Childhood Development Foundations for Community Transformation Community Youth Development: An Approach to Community Transformation A …

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Christ Kitchen helps struggling women

09/14/13 Before this morning, I didn’t know much about Christ Kitchen. All I knew was that it was an organization designed to helpSpokane women who are living in poverty. I didn’t know that it was a quaint shop and small restaurant that was operated by 30 women trying to climb their way out ofimpoverishment. I was right about its mission, …

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Service of Lament and Hope

09/14/13 Here’s another Sept. 11 memorial event for you to take note of. From Pastor Liv Larson-Andrews: “We Come. We Cry. We Pray. We Hope. We gather for an ecumenical service of prayer and lament on the eve of September 11, 2011. We mourn the loss of life, we lament the rule of violence over the last decade, and we …

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Spokane area churches to honor Sept. 11 anniversary

09/14/13 It’s been a decade since those planes crashed into the Twin Towers and Spokane’s faith community is honoring the anniversary with solemn services and prayers. Colville United Church of Christ is organizing a community-wide remembrance. In a press release Rev. Jim CastroLang wrote, ” So much has been said about the impact of 9/11 upon us in the past …

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Booze, Conversation and God

09/14/13Church isn’t for everyone. Getting up early, singing songs and being preached at may not be your idea of an enjoyable day off. Rev. Deb Conklin of Liberty Park and St. Paul’s United Methodist Churches knows that (she pastors two churches). For many people, including herself, faith grows out of dialogue, not lectures. That’s why last year she started Faith …

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Serving refugees living in Spokane

09/14/13 Moving to a new city isn’t easy. Trust me, I know. You have to learn your way around, learn new policies and meet new people. It takes awhile to adjust. But moving to a whole new country, that’s another story. Where do you start? How do you find work? Learn the language? Spokane has a rather large immigrant population …

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