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GUEST COMMENTARY: When religion and spirituality collide

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, the leader of the Church of England and the worldwide Anglican Communion, recently announced that he would step down by year's end. A few days later, the Church of England rejected a Williams-backed unity plan for global Anglicanism, a church fractured by issues of gender and sexual identity. The timing of the resignation and the defeat are probably not coincidental. These events signal Anglicans' institutional failure.

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Pastor to read proclamation on gay marriage at City Council meeting

Today outside of City Hall, the Rev. Jim CastroLang will read a proclamation from local clergy supporting gay marriage.

"Today, I stand with 18 area religious leaders along with citizens and elected officials from the many neighborhoods of our city, who say to the Spokane City Council: vote yes for the Marriage Equality Resolution”, CastroLang said in a press release.

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Should the City Council vote in favor of gay marriage?

Read about tonight's city council meeting here. Tracy SimmonsTracy Simmons is an award-winning journalist specializing in religion reporting and digital entrepreneurship. In her approximate 20 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New …

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Council to vote on marriage equality tonight

Tonight gay rights advocates from The Pride Foundation, Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane, Destinations of Spokane and Westminster United Church of Christ will swarm Spokane City Hall, where the city council is expected to vote on resolution supporting gay marriage.

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Pastor Eric Blauer

Seeking to be a “peacemaker” in this neighborhood is a difficult call. As a shepherd, I’ve got to deal with sheep and wolves. Wolves want to steal, kill and destroy. Pastor Eric Blauer Feeding sheep and fighting wolves in East Central Spokane http://spokanefavs.com/blogs/eric-blauer/feeding-sheep-and-fighting-wolves-in-east-central-spokane Tracy SimmonsTracy Simmons is an award-winning journalist …

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