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WSU students participate in Spring Break alternative

Sixteen volunteers representing The Wesley Foundation at Washington State University traveled to Los Angeles for Spring Break. As a member of this team, I witnessed firsthand the damage and despair left by decades of poverty, racial tension and negligence inflicted upon a large segment of Los Angeles’ population. But I …

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BRIEF: Honoring Holocaust educators

Tonight Temple Beth Shalom will honor Holocaust educators at its Yom HaShoah service. Yom HaShoah, (Holocaust Remembrance Day), is a time to commemorate the approximate six million Jews who died in the Holocaust. John Roth, founding director of the Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights at …

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Intelligent design is religion, not science

The NASA case involving David Coppedge has brought to light the issue of intelligent design again. Coppedge was a computer analyst and team leader working on NASA’s Cassini Saturn Project until he was fired for inappropriate conduct in the workplace. He claims religious discrimination, but NASA says he was harassing …

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BRIEF: Panel to examine gender studies and Christian universities

On April 3 Whitworth University will host a panel discussion titled, “The Future of Women’s and Gender Studies at Christian Universities.” In this discussion Whitworth professor of political science Julia Stronks will lead Linda Beail,  director of women’s studies at Point Loma Nazarene University, Beth Martin Birky, director of women’s …

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LDS volunteers celebrate Humanitarian Day

Last month more than 200 Mormon volunteers spent the day serving the Spokane community. On Humanitarian Day (Feb. 25) members of The Spokane East Stake Relief Society created “wish list” items for 15 area organizations, including toys, pictures books and quilts. “I love the origin of this day. Instead of …

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Whitworth class explores post-apartheid South Africa

Last year, 23 Whitworth students spent four weeks in South Africa learning about the multi-ethnic people there as they continue to build a post-apartheid society. The class, “Contemporary South Africa,” examines the historical, social, political, and religious contexts of South Africa, according to a press release. The class focused mainly …

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