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Ceremony of Remembrance, Online

Virtual event via Zoom

Dec. 5, 10 a.m. Sponsored by Lake City Church, Coeur d’Alene. Guest speaker, author, Amy Warren Hilliker, is the daughter of Rick & Kay Warren. Her story has been shaped in part by loss and grief after navigating the loss of her youngest brother. This event will be live streamed only. A free ornament will …

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Remote learning toolkit for NE Spokane families

Virtual event via Zoom

Sponsored by Spokane NAACP, this virtual workshop will help give parents tools to keep their students on-track while at learning at home. It will help parents understand what they can do to help support students right now and also support their social and emotional needs. There will be time for parents to communicate their experiences …

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Faith Action Network Annual Fundraising Dinner

Virtual event via Zoom

A virtual event on Nov. 15, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. RSVP by Nov. 13, https://fanwa.ourpowerbase.net/civicrm/event/info?id=188&reset=1 This statewide virtual gathering will allow people from across Washington to join in conversations about new ways, take care of neighbors, build mutual aid efforts, non-violently vigil, march and rally for Black Lives, stand with essential workers who provide …

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Sometimes Heroes: America’s Changing Relationship with Its Veterans

Virtual event via Zoom

Wednesday, Nov. 11, 6:30 p.m. Sponsored by Humanities Washington and Centralia College Foundation. “Support our troops” is a common phrase, seen on lawn signs and bumper stickers across America. Veterans are welcomed home by enthusiastic crowds, and thousands of service organizations help veterans find jobs, secure housing, and heal from the experience of war. “But …

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“Mourning into Unity” Prayer Vigil

Virtual event via Zoom

"Mourning Into Unity" is a national movement finding ways to process all the loss in these painfully divisive times and come together for unity. Manito Presbyerian invites anyone (especially veterans) to our 2nd "UNITY" prayer Vigil next Wednesday, 11/11 @ NOON on Veteran's Day. We will remember all those who have served our nation with …

Who Was Chief Seattle?

Virtual event via Zoom

Saturday, Nov. 7, 1 p.m. Sponsored by Humanities Washington and the Museum of Northwest Art. “Chief Seattle wrote nothing down during his life, yet his words—both real and imagined—are known throughout the world. The result is a man made up of both historical and fictional aspects, from which conflicting messages can be gleaned. “David M. …

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Civil Conversation in an Angry Age

Virtual event via Zoom

Thursday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m. Sponsored by Humanities Washington and Lewis County AAUW. “At what point does a conversation become a battle? Why do some opinions inflame our emotions, leading to anger, fights, and even the end of relationships with family and friends? “Philosopher David E. Smith takes a deep look at those moments when …

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Virtual: Lifelong Learning with Chris Lowney

Virtual event via Zoom

Join us for an engaging virtual conversation presented by Gonzaga School of Business Administration and sponsored by the Canfield Family Lifelong Learning Series. Chris Lowney, vice chair of the board of CommonSpirit Health, discusses experiences with lifelong learning, highlighting his familiarity with leadership, business ethics, religious dialogue, decision-making and more. Visit gonzaga.edu/chrislowney to register.

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America’s Changing Relationship with Its Veterans

Virtual event via Zoom

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m. Sponsored by Humanities Washington and the King County Library system. “Support our troops” is a common phrase, seen on lawn signs and bumper stickers across America. Veterans are welcomed home by enthusiastic crowds, and thousands of service organizations help veterans find jobs, secure housing, and heal from the experience of …

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Virtual Teen Mental Health Summit

Virtual event via Zoom

Join Work2BeWell for a free, teen-led event that showcases student voices, offers key breakouts to discuss mental health themes, and highlights clinically-vetted resources. This event is designed for administrators, teachers, counselors, students, and community mental health advocates. A link to join our virtual event will be shared with you via the email address you provide …

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Democracy’s Ghosts: Fear and Hope in the 2020 Election

Virtual event via Zoom

In a blockbuster cover story this month, The Atlantic declared November 3, “The Election That Could Break America.” The week before the election, join professors Cynthia Stavrianos, Christopher Parker, Travis Ridout, and Johann Neem for a free, online discussion exploring the dynamics that led to this moment. Election experts and scholars are openly discussing possibilities …

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Faith @ Home: Wendy Claire Barrie in Conversation on Practicing Faith with Kids

Virtual event via Zoom

Wendy Claire Barrie, longtime Episcopal Children's Educator and author of the book, “Faith at Home: A Handbook for Cautiously Christian Parents,” joins us for a conversation with parents about practicing faith at home with kids. We are fortunate to have her join us via Zoom for a wide-ranging conversation about cultivating and sharing faith with …

Sravasti Abbey Buddhist Action to Feed the Hungry

Virtual event via Zoom

Join the Sravasti Abbey extended community worldwide to help feed the hungry. Our kind actions will support Buddhist Global Relief’s work to relieve the suffering of hunger and poverty around the world. Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi, the founder and chair of BGR, joins Abbey founder Ven. Thubten Chodron and Dharma teacher Ven. Sangye Khadro to offer …

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Recurring Event Salish Sea Shared Waters Forum

Salish Sea Shared Waters Forum

Virtual event via Zoom

The Salish Sea Shared Waters Forum will occur via videoconference Oct. 14 and 15 and is free and open to anyone interested in issues confronting the Salish Sea, a critical shared-boundary region that is home to salmon, shellfish and orcas. The Salish Sea is a vital part of commercial and recreational marine traffic and it …

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What These Times Mean: Navigating 2020

Virtual event via Zoom

The year 2020 feels like an onslaught of catastrophes. Most of us feel like we’re drowning in a flood of contradictory news and information, and feeling panic, hopelessness, and despair as a result. But above every flood is the water’s surface, a place where we can breathe and survey our surroundings. This fall, Humanities Washington …

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When the Dead Talk Back: Modern American Spiritualism

Virtual event via Zoom

During the nineteenth century a new religious movement swept across the United States and beyond. Spiritualism, the practice of communicating with the spirits of the dead, gripped Americans’ religious imaginations and raised new questions about the invisible forces at work in this world and the nature of the world beyond. In this presentation, appropriately themed …

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Spokane Candidates Climate Change Forum

Virtual event via Zoom

What do local candidates for office think about climate change? How will it affect your vote in November? To aid Spokane citizens in their democratic deliberations, Gonzaga's Environmental Studies Department is proud to host the Spokane Candidates Climate Change Forum (C3 Forum). It will take place via Zoom Webinar (register at www.gonzaga.edu/envsevents). Dr. Brian G. …

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October Coffee Talk: Living in a Time of Fear

Virtual event via Zoom

This month's Coffee Talk will take place live via Zoom at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3. Join us to discuss Living in a Time of Fear. This Talk’s theme surrounds fear fueled by COVID-19, natural disasters, election season, a questionable economy, etc. Right now, it seems everything is uncertain. We are now dealing with …

Own Your Vote: Our Lives Depend On It

Virtual event via Zoom

Oprah Winfrey and the NAACP are sponsoring a virtual voters’ conversation, Thursday, Sept. 24, 5 p.m. There will be special guests and an opportunity to interact with the discussion panel. Registration: htps://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_baiLAVgZRKqje1KYUVB1Kg?emci=afae67c0-07fd-ea11-96f5-00155d03affc&emdi=da981f5b-27fd-ea11-96f5-00155d03affc&ceid=1954313

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JFS Virtual Benefit Event 2020: “Our Attitude is Gratitude”

Virtual event via Zoom

Jewish Family Services is preparing to launch a virtual version of our previously scheduled Benefit Luncheon. We will hold an online fundraising event, “Our Attitude is Gratitude,” on Sunday, May 17, from 2-3 p.m. Our honorees and guest speaker will present via the Zoom video calling application, which is free and easy to download to …

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In Praise of Quaker Colors

I can’t find the passage now, but I know it’s there. Sometime in the late fall or early winter of 1853, Henry David Thoreau wrote in his journal that nature now has Quaker colors.

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The Evil in This World: The God of Hate

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The fact that God is the God of Love doesn’t mean He’s not also the God of Hate. The opposite of love isn’t hate but indifference. Your Bible doesn’t teach a Zoroastrian-style dualism. Satan is a fallen angel, and we don’t need to make him a god. Don’t you see? None of us understands how to love properly, and we always hate far worse.

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The Evil in this World: I’ve Experienced Evil in the Actions of COVID Deniers

I believe I’m seeing far more evil in the world than ever before in my lifetime. There’s a constant barrage of antisemitism, gun violence, racism and homophobia. And not only is there a lack of empathy, but there’s a gleeful viciousness about it from perpetrators. However, for this piece, I’m going to focus specifically on the evil I’m seeing in response to COVID.

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Mourning for Celebrities

David Crosby died last week. That will not mean much to young people. But to people of a certain age, my age, the loss was significant. And emotional. I felt it in ways I did not expect.

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