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Ye of little faith (in the Pacific Northwest)

The Pacific Northwest is the None Zone, a home for the unchurched, where faith goes to die. Well, kinda'. Religion doesn't have the traction here that it does in other states. “Religion and Public Life in the Pacific Northwest: The None Zone,”, a 2004 study, reported that 63 percent of …

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Book shows struggles of American Muslims

For many Americans, Islam didn't enter the spotlight until after Sept. 11. However, in Yvonne Yazbeck Haddad's new book “Becoming American? The Forging of Arab and Muslim Identity in Pluralist America,” we are reminded of the overlooked struggles that Muslims have had to overcome to make a home here. Haddad …

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Missions on your doorstep

This week World Relief Spokane is involved with unique opportunities to educate mission-minded people about the local mission possibilities in their neighborhood. On Tuesday, World Relief presented to 28 Moody Bible freshmen about the practical Christian mission opportunity with the local World Relief office, just blocks from the Moody campus. …

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Judy Shepard to gay community: Tell your stories

  Silence is what killed Matthew Shepard. Mine. Yours. Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson may have been the ones who tied him to a post and beat him into a coma, but Judy Shepard (Matthew's mother) said society's silence was the biggestperpetrator. That's why she spoke at Whitworth University Thursday …

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Social services, faith groups call emergency meeting on state budget proposal

Press Release Holy Trinity Episcopal Church is hosting anemergency summit of social service agencies,faith-based ministries, clergy,people of faith, and otherson Nov. 17to discuss specific impacts of Washington GovernorChristine Gregoire’s proposed state budget cuts. In already challenging economictimes, the proposed cuts to socialservices could be devastating to Spokane’spoor, elderly, and sick. …

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Interested in science and evolution?

Like politics, evolution is one of those topics you don't bring up at the dinner table. The Gallup poll reported in 2009 that 39 percent of Americans believe in Darwin's theory. If you're one of those Americans, or if you're curious about the issue, you'll be interested in knowing that …

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