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Disparity, injustices cause sleepless nights

By Religion News Spokane Blogger Daryl Geffken I’ve been waking up early a lot. Not so much “early” in the sense of watching the sunrise and all that… early as in 330am. I’m not totally sure why. I tend to wake from a strange dream (I was just asked by a bartender if I wanted my pint of beer in …

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Naaman’s Legacy

The healing of Naaman by the prophet Elisha, found in the Old Testament, serves as a precursor to the many miracles of reported in the New Testament. Naaman was a captain in the army of the king of Aram, a valiant warrior who had earned the respect of the king. But Naaman had leprosy, which was no doubt a source …

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Whitworth Happenings

Here are some upcoming Whitworth events I thought some of you might find interesting. The bottom two are definitely on my calendar! Oct. 18:Whitworth Auxiliary's annual fall luncheon and bazaar, featuring a musical performance by Bonnie Robinson, wife of Whitworth President Emeritus Bill Robinson. The event will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Spokane. Bazaar will open at 11 …

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Clergy ready to Occupy Spokane

On Saturday Spokane area clergy will dress in their vestments and join the Occupy Spokane protestors in marching for economic justice. T hough participants may be few (Episcopal clergy are in Yakima for the Annual Diocesan Convention), Methodist pastor Deb Conklin said she hopes the faith community's presence will be a strong witness that the church can still have a …

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Fashion show aims to raise refugee awareness

STAND/ FOR THE VULNERABLE is the tagline for World Relief. Similar to other organizations such as World Vision and Compassion Child, World Relief's mission is to empower the local church to serve the vulnerable. On Oct. 22, World Relief Spokane is hosting their first annual Local Refugee Art Auction and Fashion Show at the East Central Community Center from 11 …

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Community leaders honored for combating hatred

For the past three years The institute for Hate Studies (formerly the institute for Action Against Hate) has been honoring local organizations and individuals for their commitment to challenging hatred. On Tuesday night Partners with Families and Children: Spokane was the organization awarded and The Fig Tree editor Mary Stamp was the individual awarded. More than 200 people attended the …

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