The news has taken us all over the place this year, from the Spokane Women’s March, to vandalism throughout our town to new leadership in the ELCA Synod. And FāVS columnists have shared their thoughts along the way with reflections on pressing issues like abortion and Planned Parenthood, and the popular FāVS “Ask” columns.
Below are the top 10 news stories and columns from the past year, based on readership traffic.
We’d like to continue reporting on the faith stories in this region and offering commentary, too. With your help, we can.
- Town’s Only Gay Pastor Creates Community in Politically Divided Dayton
- KKK Sign Found in Spokane Resident’s Yard
- Salem Lutheran Church Vandalized, Community Invited to Help Clean Up
- Hate Groups Alive and Well in Spokane Region
- Rev. Kristen Kuempel Elected Bishop of Eastern Washington Idaho Synod
- New Community Church Seeks New Home in Downtown Spokane
- More anti-Semitic Graffiti Found in Downtown Spokane
- More than 2,000 Expected at Spokane Women’s March
- This Month’s Meet the Neighbors Celebrates Spokane Hindus
- Prayer Vigil Tonight for Freeman High School Shooting Victims
- Whitworth Alum Disappointed with University’s Decision to Cut Ties with Planned Parenthood
- Ask An Atheist: What Happens After Death?
- Ask A Buddhist: Why Do You Shave Your Head?
- Ask A Mormon: Do You Believe in Cremation?
- Responding to the Humanitarian Crisis
- Ask A Mormon: Do Mormons Believe They Will Become Gods?
- Dear Exhausted Evangelical: Abortion isn’t as Simple as I Thought
- Ask A Jew: Are the Jewish People of Today the True Jews From Israel?
- Most Powerful Woman in the Bible: the Holy Spirit
- Ask A Jew: Is Masturbation Allowed in Judaism?
And let’s not forget the six Coffee Talks we hosted this year, in order to create offline engagement with the Spokane community!
- December “The Role of Prayer”
- October “Unlearning Hate”
- August “Forgive or Forget?”
- June Faith and Rules
- April Nature of Truth
- February Effective and Ethical Protest
Help us continue these events in 2018!
- Two Faith Groups Call for Shea’s Resignation - August 23, 2019
- Q&A: Council President Candidates Answer Questions About Faith, Ethics - August 2, 2019
- FāVS Coffee Talk Aug. 3 To Address Refugees in Spokane - August 2, 2019
- POEM: Mother Earth - July 22, 2019
- Come See FāVS Center — Spokane’s New Interfaith Community Center — At June 22 Open House - June 21, 2019
- VIDEO: Stewardship and FāVS Center - May 28, 2019
- VIDEO: Update on FāVS Center - May 23, 2019
- Final Phase of Funding Needed to Open Interfaith Center in Spokane - May 21, 2019
- Group plans to protest abortion-ban today in downtown Spokane - May 21, 2019
- YWCA Spokane Calls for 2019 Women of Achievement Nominations - May 18, 2019