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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Deb Conklin

Rev. Deb Conklin’s wheels are always turning. How can the church make the world a better place? How can it make Spokane better? Her passions are many, including social justice in the mainline tradition, emergence and the post-modern and missional church.

Accountability is Not Justice

Let us be clear: we, as a nation, desperately needed for a law enforcement officer to (finally) be held accountable when s'he engaged in the unjustified killing of a civilian. And we got that — today. But will we get it again tomorrow, and next week and next year?

An Epiphany Eclipsed

Jan. 6 was the Feast of Epiphany, and with a historic Senate election in Georgia, it should have been a day of wonder...

To Pardon or Not to Pardon (Trump)

I believe that pardoning Trump won't move us toward healing, and in addition, it sends absolutely the wrong message.

The Evil of What-About-ism

I started seeing all the posts vilifying Ahmaud Arbery. I should not be surprised. This is done to every person of color whose extra-judicial execution becomes public

Moral Implications of Responses to Current Pandemic

The main ethical debate in the U.S., up until now, has been the conflict between the lives (arguably) saved by a virtual shut down of the economy, and the economic costs of shutting down. This debate pits lives (and damaged health from the virus) against jobs and financial losses.

Helping Build the New Local Based Economy

This year, the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic crisis (to which Congress — Democrats and Republicans alike — has responded by primarily funneling money to Wall Street and multi-national corporations) has renewed my commitment to actively work for change. The time has come for ALL OF US to join the effort to build a healthy local economy.

Give up my life…to save my life

In March, we honor Archbishop Romero, and we also honor Father Grande, an often overlooked witness, without whom the story of El Salvador would have been very different.

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