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2022 Eastern Washington Legislative Conference

Saturday, January 22, @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm


Jan. 22, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Zoom.

The Faith Action Network’s 2022 Eastern Washington Legislative Conference on the theme, “Mobilizing for Our Future,” will feature Fr. Pat Conlin as keynote speaker. He was the chaplain to Congress from 2011 to 2021 and now is at Gonzaga University.

There will also be an interfaith panel discussion on how their faith communities mobilize and what legislative issues are of primary concern. The panelists will Melissa Obel of the Spokane Buddhist Temple, Jeremy Press Taylor of the Jewish Community, Naghmana Sherazi of the Muslim community, and the Rev. Benjamin Watson of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Community.

Two breakout workshops will include the Climate Crisis, Housing/Homelessness, Food Security, Afghani Refugees/Border Issues, Human Trafficking, Racism and Equity, and Securing Our Democracy.

Between workshop sessions, Kristin Ang of the Faith Action Network of Washington, Donna Christensen of the Washington State Catholic Conference, and Jessica Zimmerle of Earth Ministry/Interfaith Power and Light will discuss issues before the 2022 Washington State Legislature.

Cost is $20.

More information and registration: https://secure.givelively.org/event/the-fig-tree/mobilizing-for-our-future/2022-legislative-conference


Saturday, January 22,
8:30 am - 1:30 pm
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