Muslims enter holy month of Ramadan

With this morning’s rising sun dawned the Islamic month of Ramadan — a sacred time for Muslims to commemorate when the Quran’s scriptures were first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad.

From now until Aug. 19 Muslims will fast from sunup until sundown.

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Thomas Friedman, Jane Goodall coming to Gonzaga

Gonzaga University announced this week that its Presidential Speaker Series will two internationally renowned figures to campus as part of Gonzaga’s 125th Anniversary celebration.

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Thomas L. Friedman will speak Sept. 4, and primatologist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall will speak April 9.

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Helping Ida

I heard a knock at my door early one morning while I was reading my morning devotional. It was only 5 a.m., so I was pretty sure I’d heard the wind rattling or some sleepy child bumping around in bed upstairs.

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Photos: Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist

SpokaneFAVS reader Jeffrey Neuberger contributed these long exposure photos of the interior of the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist after reading our feature, “Touring St. John's Cathedral.” Tracy SimmonsTracy Simmons is an award-winning journalist specializing in religion reporting and digital entrepreneurship. In her approximate 20 years on the religion beat, Simmons …

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The Christian blogosphere’s been busy

The Christian blogosphere has been busy these last few days, as one of us after another has weighed in on Ross Douthat’s New York Times Article, “Can Liberal Christianity be Saved?” Some of the reflections have been insightful — see, in particular, Diana Butler Bass’ argument that Douthat has misread the data and, thereby, incorrectly confined a broad decline in American Christianity to certain denominations.

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