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Black History Month Fireside Chat

Virtual event via Zoom

Wednesday, Feb. 17, 1 to 2 p.m. Featuring Noah Hoehn, music technologist, and hosted by the Washington State University Tri-Cities Student Involvement Dreamers Club. The event involves an hour of dialogue to learn more about how injustice and advocacy is seen through the lens of different lived experiences. Tri-Cities residents will share about the adversity …

Free

COVID-19: Perspectives from Theology, Bioethics, and Population Health

Virtual event via Zoom

Monday, Feb. 8, 5 to 6:30 p.m. This virtual event, the Spring 2021 Flannery Webinar, is sponsored by the Religious Studies Department at Gonzaga University. Panelists include: Aline Kalbian, Ph.D., Professor of Religion, Florida State University Rhonda Medows, M.D., President, Population Health, Providence Andrea Vicini, S.J., Michael P. Walsh Professor of Bioethics, Boston College The …

Free

Oppenheimer Ethics Symposium featuring David Folkenflik

Virtual event via Zoom

Thursday, Feb. 4, 4 p.m., via Zoom. The University of Idaho School of Journalism and Mass Media will host the annual Oppenheimer Ethics Symposium featuring National Public Radio’s media reporter, David Folkenflik. Due to the pandemic, Folkenflik’s talk, “Trump, the Media, and the Path Forward,” will be virtual. Folkenflik will look back at the four …

Free

Legislative Conference: Beyond Words, Doing Justice

Virtual event via Zoom

This a Zoom event previewing the work of the 2021 Washington Legislature. Saturday, Jan. 30, 8:50 a.m. to 1 p.m. Keynote speaker is Walter Kendricks, pastor of the Morning Star Baptist Church and a member of the Washington African American Commission. Panelists include Malcolm Haworth of the Fig Tree and Scott Cooper of Catholic Charities. …

$15 – $20

Braver Angels Seattle-Everett Alliance Welcome Evening

Virtual event via Zoom

Friday, Jan. 29, 6 to 7:15 p.m. Politics are tough. Polarization looms larger than ever. But Braver Angels’ hope remains: Wounds can heal, our institutions can be better, and we can commit ourselves to supporting a more perfect union. “We look forward to meeting you at this welcome event where experienced Braver Angels will share …

Free

Is Truth Really Dead in America?

Virtual event via Zoom

Jan. 26, 6:30 p.m. Alternative facts, fake news, post-truth — these phrases have flooded the American conversation over the past several years. But how bad is it really, and what can we, as a society and as individuals, do to be better informed? Washington State University professor Steven Stehr investigates the roots and consequences of …

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“The Reunited States” Documentary

Virtual event via Zoom

Braver Angels will host a virtual discussion dealing with the documentary film, “The Reunited States,” Tuesday, Jan. 26, 5 p.m. Braver Angels co-hosted a similar event with the League of Women Voters in November. It was so well-received that the organization is offering it again on the national level to a larger group. Mark Church …

Free

Let’s Talk about Race

Virtual event via Zoom

Jan. 25, 6 p.m. Racism thrives in silence. It’s when we stop talking to one another about our beliefs that prejudices go unchallenged, and the gap between us widens. Yet race is one of the most difficult topics to discuss in American society. If we are to heal many of our country’s social, economic, and …

Free

Discover Passage Meditation

Virtual event via Zoom

Free Introductory webinar, Saturday, Jan. 23, 9 to 10 a.m. This will be a Zoom meeting led by two longtime meditators who are trained Blue Mountain Center of Meditation presenters. For more information, bmcm.org. There is also a local support group. Call 509-570-6876 for information.

Free

Next Generation Medicine webinar:  Making Sense of the COVID-19 Vaccine, with Deborah H. Fuller, Ph.D.

Virtual event via Zoom

The University of Washington School of Medicine-Gonzaga University Health Partnership presents:   Next Generation Medicine webinar:  Making Sense of the COVID-19 Vaccine, with Deborah H. Fuller, Ph.D. Thursday, January 21, 2021, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, PT. This webinar is open to everyone and admission is free. Register at uwmedicine.org/nextgenmed   The development of a vaccine …

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Civil Conversation in an Angry Age

Virtual event via Zoom

Jan. 21, 6 p.m. 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 civility breaks down. By mapping the structure of how …

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Heating Up: The Ethics of Climate Change

Virtual event via Zoom

Jan. 21, 6 p.m. What if we could tell ourselves a new story about climate change—and, in doing, so, alter our relationship to our planet? With larger, longer wildfire seasons, accelerating species extinction, ocean acidification, and sea-level rise, it’s increasingly clear that climate change isn’t something that’s about to happen — it’s here. But while …

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Recurring Event I’d Love to Hear Your Thoughts on This

I’d Love to Hear Your Thoughts on This

Virtual event via Zoom

Friday, Jan. 15 and Monday, Jan. 18, 6 to 7:15 p.m. The Seattle-Everett Alliance of Braver Angels is hosting a series of virtual conversations, "I'd Love to Hear Your Thoughts on This," focused on questions of curiosity and reflection among friends with differing political perspectives. Register here for Friday, January 15: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/braver-angels-alliance-id-love-to-hear-your-thoughts-on-this-series-registration-134572862053 Register here for …

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The Poetic Apothecary: Poems for Healing and Comfort

Virtual event via Zoom

Jan. 9, 10:30 a.m. Featuring Judith Adams, an English-born poet who has lived in the United States since 1976. Just as a cup of tea can settle and sooth us, the right poem at the right time can be a powerful sustaining remedy. Poet and performer Adams explores poetry’s restorative powers by reciting and exploring …

Free

Recurring Event X-Mas: A Merry Mutant Musical

X-Mas: A Merry Mutant Musical

Virtual event via Zoom

Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre will present this virtual production live, Friday, Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 20 at 2 p.m. X-MAS: A Merry Mutant Musical! is a family-friendly musical parody of mutant superheroes, the X-Men, at Christmastime. Drawing from comic books, movies, and Saturday morning cartoons, the show brings holiday heart to …

$20 – $25

Live Virtual Chanukah Concert

Virtual event via Zoom

Sponsored by Chabad of Spokane, Wednesday, Dec. 16, 5 p.m. Featuring Nissam Black, African-American Hasidic, American-Israeli rapper. For details, contact jewishspokane.com/Nissim.

Drag Culture and Parenting Transgender Youth in Small Town Pacific Northwest

Virtual event via Zoom

Drag Culture and Parenting Transgender Youth in Small Town Pacific Northwest Tuesday, Dec. 8, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sponsored by Humanities Washington, and featuring Ceasar Hart, organizer of drag shows in the small coastal towns of Aberdeen and Hoquiam for more than six years. The virtual conversation will involve Hart and parents of transgender children …

Free

Addressing Anxiety and Depression

Virtual event via Zoom

As the holiday season starts, concerns with mental health increase. Join this virtual session sponsored by the Spokane NAACP to learn how to cope with negative feelings within yourself as well as how to support others. The conversation will feature Harry P. Rosenkratz, a licensed mental health counselor. Dec. 8, 6 to 7 p.m., Q&A …

Free

Warm Lights Through Cold Nights

Virtual event via Zoom

Faith Leaders and Leaders of Conscience will host a virtual vigil on Tuesday, Dec. 8, from 5 to 6 p.m. During the vigil, “Warm Lights Through Cold Nights,” representatives of several faith traditions will read from sacred texts. Participants should bring their own candle to the virtual event. The Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/98862867992?pwd=blJqZTNpNGo3S1o0YkNFM3FWQ1dIQT09. The passcode is …

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Let It Not Happen Again: Lessons of the Japanese American Exclusion

Virtual event via Zoom

Humanities Washington and Arts & Humanities Bainbridge will hold a virtual talk Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. featuring Washington Humanities speaker Clarence Moriwaki. His talk, coinciding with the commemoration of Pearl Harbor Day, will deal with the forcible evacuation to detention camps of Japanese Americans. Moriwaki will share the story of Bainbridge Island, the origin …

Free

Black museum religion exhibit features Little Richard’s Bible, Rev. Ike’s suit

Black museum religion exhibit

“Spirit in the Dark,” which opened Nov. 18, is the first special exhibition to focus specifically on religion since the museum opened in 2016. Photos and artifacts are accompanied by quotes of famous African American singers, clergy and writers from the pages of Ebony, Jet and Negro Digest (later known as Black World), all publications of the Johnson Publishing Company that, from its founding in 1942, sought to capture African American culture.

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Sacred Texts: Why the Bible Is My Sacred Text

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I think it’s pretty obvious I regard the Bible as my sacred text. Every column I’ve submitted on this site is in some way a reflection of my Bible-based worldview. As to what tradition my biblical emphasis represents, that’s another story. There simply isn’t one. At the age of thirty, when I first began to read the Bible seriously, I was drawn toward verses that illuminate Jesus’ disdain for tradition.

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5 Faithful Medicinal Plants Available Across The USA

5 Faithful Medicinal Plants Available Across The USA Sponsored Content With the proper application, medicinal plants can effectively treat a wide variety of conditions. Whether you’re looking for something to boost your immune system or help with pain management, there’s a plant out there that can help with what you …

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