Group fights to abolish death penalty

“There are those of us who will not give up until the death penalty has ended, until this country is about saving lives and not killing people and throwing them away for making mistakes,” said Jason Baldwin to more than 100 people sitting on the rooftop of the Saranac Building on Saturday.
Baldwin, one of the West Memphis Three, was released from prison 11 months ago after being incarcerated 18 years for a crime he didn’t commit.

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How are liberals responding?

Eric Blauer wants to know how liberal Christians are responding to Russell Douthat’s editorial on the decline of Liberal Christianity. Diana Butler Bass and the Rev. Winnie Varghese have given two very fine responses and I have a few observations of my own.

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Muslims enter holy month of Ramadan

With this morning’s rising sun dawned the Islamic month of Ramadan — a sacred time for Muslims to commemorate when the Quran’s scriptures were first revealed to the Prophet Muhammad.

From now until Aug. 19 Muslims will fast from sunup until sundown.

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Thomas Friedman, Jane Goodall coming to Gonzaga

Gonzaga University announced this week that its Presidential Speaker Series will two internationally renowned figures to campus as part of Gonzaga’s 125th Anniversary celebration.

Three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Thomas L. Friedman will speak Sept. 4, and primatologist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall will speak April 9.

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