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MLK’s vision of love as a moral imperative still matters

Fifty-one years after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the United States remains divided by issues of race and racism, economic inequality as well as unequal access to justice. These issues are stopping the country from developing into the kind of society that Martin Luther King, Jr. fought for during his years as a civil rights activist.

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What an Interfaith Community Center can mean for Spokane

But it won’t be a space just for FāVS. In staying true to our mission, we want to emphasize community and be a resource for the people of Spokane. We hope the space will be used by groups - of any faith - who need a space for classes, workshops, retreats, weddings or even a neutral place to worship. 

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A festival of much-needed uplift

In addition to calling for real, needed action against neo-Nazism and its apologists, Jews I know are also making it clear that they’re not going anywhere; that they can’t be cowed by hate; and that Jewish tradition itself provides essential tools to deal with bigotry. It’s highly appropriate, then, that the upcoming Spokane Jewish Cultural Film Festival (full disclosure: I organize it) highlights themes of Jewish resilience and perseverance in the face of daunting challenges.

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