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Tag Archives: Social Issues

Occupy Spokane, even on Thanksgiving

How did you spend your Thanksgiving? If you are like most Americans you spent it with family and/or friends, eating a special (turkey) dinner, watching football (or sitting around socializing while a football game played in the background). Maybe you even remembered to express thanks for the blessings of family, …

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Ye of little faith (in the Pacific Northwest)

The Pacific Northwest is the None Zone, a home for the unchurched, where faith goes to die. Well, kinda'. Religion doesn't have the traction here that it does in other states. “Religion and Public Life in the Pacific Northwest: The None Zone,”, a 2004 study, reported that 63 percent of …

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Missions on your doorstep

This week World Relief Spokane is involved with unique opportunities to educate mission-minded people about the local mission possibilities in their neighborhood. On Tuesday, World Relief presented to 28 Moody Bible freshmen about the practical Christian mission opportunity with the local World Relief office, just blocks from the Moody campus. …

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Social services, faith groups call emergency meeting on state budget proposal

Press Release Holy Trinity Episcopal Church is hosting anemergency summit of social service agencies,faith-based ministries, clergy,people of faith, and otherson Nov. 17to discuss specific impacts of Washington GovernorChristine Gregoire’s proposed state budget cuts. In already challenging economictimes, the proposed cuts to socialservices could be devastating to Spokane’spoor, elderly, and sick. …

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The Poverty of the Unwanted, Unloved and Forgotten…

“Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.” -Mother Teresa A friend of mine in the neighborhood died last week from an infection connected to bad dental hygiene…he was 60. …

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Why Do I Support the Occupation?

Over the last month, I've been spending time with Occupy Spokane. I've marched, held signs, waved at friendly passers-by, and attended their General Assembly. For the last two weeks, I've helped facilitate the Assembly. Some folks have been asking why I'm spending my time this way, what does it have …

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