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Fact sheet for proposed state budget cuts

Today at 6:30 p.m. Holy Trinity Spokane is hosting an emergency meeting with the social services and the faith communities to discuss the proposed state budget cuts (you can read details here). TodayThe Episcopal Diocese of Spokane released the following fact sheet: FACT SHEET The threat to clientsand operations of social …

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Wednesday’s religion news roundup

Jesus now has a football jersey, and it is a tribute toTim Tebow. Some believers think that's getting it backwards: “Sports is one thing, and Jesus is another thing,” said Traci Yown, a mom Christmas shopping for her son. Others say it honors both Jesus and Tebow, the Denver Broncos QB who is …

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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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