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Church, 230 actors recreate journey to the cross

This weekend more than 230 actors will re-create Jesus' final hours with a 30-minute, outdoor walk-through event at Spokane Valley Adventist Church. The annual exhibit opens to the public on Friday and will continue through Easter Sunday. Pastor Byron Corbett said he expects more than 4,000 people to attend, which is about how many people came last year. Viewing hours …

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BRIEF: Honoring Holocaust educators

Tonight Temple Beth Shalom will honor Holocaust educators at its Yom HaShoah service. Yom HaShoah, (Holocaust Remembrance Day), is a time to commemorate the approximate six million Jews who died in the Holocaust. John Roth, founding director of the Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights at Claremont McKenna College, will be the keynote speaker. The service …

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Women wear hijabs in support of slain Iraqi woman

Jean Younis won’t be wearing an Easter bonnet at church this Sunday. Instead, the office manager at Bonita Valley Adventist Church in National City, Calif., will don an Islamic headscarf to support the family and friends of Shaima Alawadi, the Iraqi immigrant and mother of five who died March 24, three days after being beaten in her home in El …

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After Trayvon Martin case, churches say ‘stereotypes cost lives’

An umbrella group of Christian denominations committed to combating racism is urging churches to use the death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin as a “teachable moment” to speak out against racial stereotypes. “It is a time to understand the burden that some of us have to live always facing the stereotypes of others and the danger that these stereotypes might …

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