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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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The Poverty of the Unwanted, Unloved and Forgotten…

“Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.” -Mother Teresa A friend of mine in the neighborhood died last week from an infection connected to bad dental hygiene…he was 60. …

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Why Do I Support the Occupation?

Over the last month, I've been spending time with Occupy Spokane. I've marched, held signs, waved at friendly passers-by, and attended their General Assembly. For the last two weeks, I've helped facilitate the Assembly. Some folks have been asking why I'm spending my time this way, what does it have …

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Bicycling around the world, and across Spokane

At the Sikh Temple this weekend I had the pleasure of meeting Avijit Chakraborty of India. He arrived, by bicycle, in Spokane on Friday and leaves tomorrow morning for Seattle. Spokane was a pit stop for him on his quest to ride across the world. So far he's rode across …

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Spokane clergy pray outside banks, join Occupy Spokane

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPqlA5PC7Z4] God is not pleased with the divide between the rich and the poor. That was the message today as about 15 mainline Protestant pastors and leaders marched through downtown Spokane, stopping outside of banks and River Park Square to pray and to bless the buildings with holy water …

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St. David’s offers Celtic service

There aren’t pews in first few rows of St. David’s Episcopal Church. Instead, there are several chairs (which match the pews) that can be easily arranged to form a circle. And that’s exactly what happens Sundays at 11 a.m. for the church’s Celtic Eucharist. Rev. Elaine Breckenridge explained that the …

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