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Buddhists shout to be heard

As the election year chatter begins the deafening crescendo toward November, the tone and tenor of the dialogue approaches a familiar chord: Christianity versus atheism. I realized as I typed this was a gross over-simplification of the complex debate that occurs within our diverse society, yet it accurately describes how …

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BRIEF: Third Day coming in concert

Christian rock band Third Day will perform in Spokane at 7 p.m. on May 9. On its Make Your Move Tour, the band will show off its new album “Move.” The record can only be classified as classic, southern rock, though the band mixes in a few acoustic folk songs …

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Why I’m afraid to take my son out in public

“What do you want people to say?,” a friend asked after I shared my reluctance to go places with my 2-year-old son. Her question continues to bother me and only recently have I understood the reason. Here's the scenario. A tumor condition, a missing portion of skull bone, multiple surgeries, …

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Church sounds off with Planned Parenthood executive

Bethany Presbyterian Church wants to talk about the heated issues impacting Spokane. That's why members launched Sounding Board last month, a monthly speaker series that creates conversations around contemporary subjects, said the Rev. Paul Rodkey. On Wednesday the group heard from Karl Eastlund, the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood …

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Jewish Film Festival coming to local theater

The annual Jewish Cultural Film Festival is just a few weeks away. Movies about notable Jewish academics, entertainers and events will be featured beginning March 22 at The Magic Lantern. On March 24 at 7:30 p.m. a reception will be held to celebrate the festival's eighth year. Rabbi Tamar Malino, …

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