I really do like keeping up on the news, the vital (Syria updates) and not so vital (latest trends in planking.) Whether or not you agree with me, you may have been surprised to learn the extent of the National Security Agency's sharing of our communications, including phone calls, emails and Internet use, with little to none of the protections we thought we were afforded. The recent revelations made by Edward Snowden are nothing if not unnerving, and they keep coming.Read More »
Spokane Faith & Values is pleased to welcome a poet to its team of writers.
Christi Ortiz is a licensed marriage and family therapist by profession and a poet by passion, she says.Read More »
Blaine Stum, an agnostic atheist, is the news Spokane Faith & Values blogger.
In his blog, "A Geek About Everything," he'll be writing about politics, social issues, science, movies and of course, religion.Read More »
What groups do you feel most compelled to serve when you volunteer?
Do you enjoy working with the homeless?Read More »
Advocates are walking from Spokane to Olympia this month in hopes of getting support to abolish the death penalty in Washington.Read More »
According to Jewish Virtual Library, the world contains roughly 13.7 million Jews. An estimated 5.4 million of these live in the United States, making up just 1.74 percent of the country’s population. Even in the nation with the second-largest Jewish population (after Israel), we are a small minority. In light of this, the task of engaging millennials—- people who are currently 13 to 30 years old — can appear crucial to the very survival of Judaism.Read More »