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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Fighting Hunger in Cheney

Hunger Stomp is a 5K Fun Run/Walk that will bringcollege students, church-goers, and city residents together tobenefit two local organizationsthat fight hunger year-round.   First is Feed Cheney, which provides a monthlyfree hot meal, and the other is the Cheney Food Bank, which serves over 400families and distributes 100,000 pounds …

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For your October to-do list

If your October calendar isn't full yet, I think it's about to be.  Oct. 11, Gonzaga University:TheGonzaga University Institute for Hate Studieswill honorPartners with Families and Children: Spokane (PFCS)andMary Stamp, editor of The Fig Tree, at its third annual Take Action Against Hate Banquet, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Oct. 11 in the Cataldo …

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Organist from Mormon Tabernacle to perform in Spokane

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IW0QfcoE4ys] The Mormon Tabernacle Choir is amazing to listen to. And this weekend one of the group’s famed organists will be performing here in Spokane. Here’s the info: Richard Elliott (see video above) principal organist at the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, will perform at St John’s Cathedral, …

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