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VIDEO: Church sounds off with Planned Parenthood executive

<p> Bethany Presbyterian Church wants to talk about the heated issues impacting Spokane.</p> <p> Read article <a href="/ethics/medical-ethics/church-sounds-off-with-planned-parenthood-executive">here</a>.</p> 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 …

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Church sounds off with Planned Parenthood executive

Bethany Presbyterian Church wants to talk about the heated issues impacting Spokane. That's why members launched Sounding Board last month, a monthly speaker series that creates conversations around contemporary subjects, said the Rev. Paul Rodkey. On Wednesday the group heard from Karl Eastlund, the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood …

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Exploring the essence of Buddhism

Residents of the Sravasti Abbey will break their three-month long silent meditation retreat on Mach 18 with Sharing the Dharma Day. The abbey, a Buddhist monastery, has set aside the day to explore how the Buddha’s teachings are relevant in today’s society. It will include a guided meditation and Dharma …

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Jewish Film Festival coming to local theater

The annual Jewish Cultural Film Festival is just a few weeks away. Movies about notable Jewish academics, entertainers and events will be featured beginning March 22 at The Magic Lantern. On March 24 at 7:30 p.m. a reception will be held to celebrate the festival's eighth year. Rabbi Tamar Malino, …

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Go toward the light

A near death experience, or NDE, is a rare occurrence but a common source of fascination. Someone who nearly dies commonly experiences: feeling at peace, separating from their body, seeing a bright light, seeing a tunnel, seeing deceased relatives, entering a heavenly domain or having life review. NDEs and Religion …

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