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Tag Archives: Social Issues

Millennials yearn for community

A few weeks ago I became enthralled by an article in the Wall Street Journal which highlighted the universality of community and shared meaning — values that are often fostered by religions. In the article, the author, Alain de Botton, writes about the loneliness of modern society and how, “we …

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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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Fighting for Spokane jobs

Members of the Spokane Alliance are convinced the Washington State Infrastructure Jobs Bond Bill can better Spokane. The bill could potentially create 40,000 jobs around the state and could generate about $100 million in taxes over the next three years. However, some are worried the bill would negatively impact Spokane's …

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Eating meat can be good for the soul

One of the first questions people ask me about Buddhism, and one of the topics becoming more and more of an issue in the American psyche, is a question regarding diet. Are all Buddhists vegans? Are they vegetarians? Do you eat meat? Why? The answer is no, not all Buddhists are vegans or vegetarians.

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Whitworth to host Peace Corps info session

Peace Corps representatives will host a special information session at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Auntie's Bookstore, 402 W Main Ave. The first week in March is recognized as Peace Corps Week to commemorate the signing of President John F. Kennedy's executive order establishing the federal agency on March 1, 1961. …

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Whitworth professor to discuss challenges in contemporary Africa

The HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa, religious violence in Nigeria andthe indictment of four high — profile Kenyans for post — election violence will be the topic of the second lecture at Whitworth University's 55th annual Great Decisions Lecture Series on March 8. Whitworth Assistant Professor of Political Science Megan Hershey …

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