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BRIEF: Professor to discuss U.S. policy and Christianity

On March 29 Whitworth University Professor of Modern Languages Lindy Scott will discuss the war in Iraq from the point of view of Just War Theory, Latin American governments, and Latin American churches and organizations. It's the third lecture in the university's 55th annual Great Decisions Lecture Series. “I trust …

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Finding similarities between Calvinism and feminism

By Tracy Simmons SpokaneFAVS.com On the heels of theologian John Calvin’s 500thbirthday, Whitworth University political science professor Julia Stronks will present her first Lindaman Chair lecture, “If a Calvinist had Coffee with a Feminist,” at 7 p.m. on March 28, according to a press release. Time Magazinehas called “new Calvinism” …

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BRIEF: Church to host “Godly Play Taster”

By Tracy Simmons SpokaneFAVS.com On March 24 St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church will host a “Godly Play Taster.” Sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane and Ministry of the Christ Child, the day-long program will learn aboutseasonal (Lent/Easter) Godly play stories as well as provide time to practice the featured stories …

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BRIEF: Anti-corruption activist to speak at Gonzaga

Columbian author Ingrid Betancourt was kidnapped by rebels and spent six years living in captivity in the Columbian jungle. She'll tell her story of persecution and activism at 7 p.m. on March 28 atGonzaga's McCarthey Athletic Center. She'll discuss her ongoing efforts to free more than 700 people who remain …

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Episcopalians release same-sex marriage rites

After several years of study, theEpiscopal Churchhas released a draft of what same-sex marriage rites would look like. An important caveat: these are just drafts, and it will likely be years before any final liturgy is approved for official use across the church. Episcopalians in states that allow same-sex civil …

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