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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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Everyone is beautiful

So, it has started. My son was chosen to be the Guild School poster child. We agreed because we love the Guild School and what they done for my son. We also are trying to combat what my wife has posted about before, the incessant chatter about my son’s looks. …

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Spokane’s religion wrap-up: Easter baskets, genealogy, Passover and Tutu

For kids, the best part of Easter is getting a basket filled with bunny-shaped chocolates and plastic eggs filled with coins. But when was the last time mom got an Easter basket? This year Christ Kitchen is selling ‘grown-up Easter baskets’ filled with soups, breads and other home-made goodies. You …

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