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Are you pro-choice?

According to a Gallup poll 41 percent of Americans now identify themselves as “pro-choice,” down from 47 percent last July and one percentage point below the record low. Where do you fall? Take the poll here. Tracy SimmonsTracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship …

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Weight of words and actions

Over coffee in a local spot, a non-church going community member asked me if I’d seen the recent hate-filled preaching of one Pastor Charles L. Worley in North Carolina. I had to “confess” that I had (up to that point) chosen not to watch and listen to him, but I’d heard enough and read numerous Facebook comments from others.

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Homework Club

Community of Christ hosts Homework Club program for elementary students. Read full story here. Tracy SimmonsTracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some …

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Whitworth alumna releases memoir, “Faith and Other Flat Tires”

For the majority of her life, Andrea Palpant Dilley, '00, was surrounded by Christian influences. She spent her childhood in Kenya raised by Quaker missionary parents before moving to Spokane, where she was active in a Presbyterian youth group and later attended Whitworth University. Yet when she reached age 23, she says, "I stepped over the threshold of the church and walked away. I had no idea if I would come back."

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