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Commentary

Naaman’s Legacy

The healing of Naaman by the prophet Elisha, found in the Old Testament, serves as a precursor to the many miracles of reported in the New Testament. Naaman was a captain in the army of the king of Aram, a valiant warrior who had earned the respect of the king. …

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Whitworth Happenings

Here are some upcoming Whitworth events I thought some of you might find interesting. The bottom two are definitely on my calendar! Oct. 18:Whitworth Auxiliary's annual fall luncheon and bazaar, featuring a musical performance by Bonnie Robinson, wife of Whitworth President Emeritus Bill Robinson. The event will be held at …

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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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