Catholicism’s social justice teachings have often been called the church’s “best-kept secret,” and after Thursday (Oct. 11) night’s vice-presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan – the first such showdown between the first two Catholics to oppose each other on a national ticket – that may still be the case.Read More »
Washington State’s Faith Action Network is working with several Spokane-area groups to host a Fall Advocacy Forum, featuring Diane Randall as the keynote speaker.
Randall serves as the executive secretary of the Friends Committee on National Legislation, a 70-year-old peace lobby in Washington, D.C. During her visit she will present, "Not Under the Bus, Not Off the Cliff: lifeline programs, Pentagon spending, and our values in action."Read More »
In the headquarters of Washington United for Marriage, a large collage displays a list of the high-powered sponsors backing the ballot-measure campaign to legalize same-sex marriage in the state.
With its relatively low churchgoing population and social libertarianism, Washington may be the state where voters are most likely to approve gay marriage next monthRead More »
We've all heard the rhyme, "If you love it, set it free. If it comes back, it's yours to keep." A few days ago, that rhyme took on a whole new meaning for me.Read More »
Shane Claiborne, whose ministry experience ranges from working alongside Mother Teresa in Calcutta to serving a mega-congregation in Chicago, will give a lecture, “Christianity and American Citizenship: Jesus for President,” on Oct. 17 at Whitworth University.Read More »
Most theologians today consider the first chapter of Genesis to be a response to the Babylonian creation epic called the Enuma Elish. Both accounts are concerned with the conquest of order over chaos. The Enuma Elish begins with “When on high,” and Genesis begins similarly, although with a unique Hebrew spin, with “In the beginning.”Read More »