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BRIEF: Church to host “Godly Play Taster”

By Tracy Simmons SpokaneFAVS.com On March 24 St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church will host a “Godly Play Taster.” Sponsored by the Episcopal Diocese of Spokane and Ministry of the Christ Child, the day-long program will learn aboutseasonal (Lent/Easter) Godly play stories as well as provide time to practice the featured stories …

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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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Episcopalians release same-sex marriage rites

After several years of study, theEpiscopal Churchhas released a draft of what same-sex marriage rites would look like. An important caveat: these are just drafts, and it will likely be years before any final liturgy is approved for official use across the church. Episcopalians in states that allow same-sex civil …

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Buddhists shout to be heard

As the election year chatter begins the deafening crescendo toward November, the tone and tenor of the dialogue approaches a familiar chord: Christianity versus atheism. I realized as I typed this was a gross over-simplification of the complex debate that occurs within our diverse society, yet it accurately describes how …

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Kosher dinner expected to draw thousands

It started 71 years ago as a way to reach out to the gentile community, and it's been a hit ever since. The annual Temple Beth Shalom Kosher Dinner will be Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Last year, like in previous years, 2,300 people feasted on roast brisket, …

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