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Friday, May 17, 2024

R. Skyler Oberst

R. Skyler Oberst is an interfaith advocate in Spokane and in 2016 won Young Democrat of the Year.

Forgiveness and Compassion Come with Rules. Those Rules Have Been Broken.

Let me be frank: in order to have a society where forgiveness and compassion and pluralism exist, there are basic ground rules that must be agreed upon before this can take place. The first being the rule of law and the second being respect for the democratic process.

Dear President-Elect Biden: Heal the country. Pardon Trump

If I’m being honest, I justified my misgivings and uncertainty by focusing it all on one man, your soon-to-be predecessor. In my fear and anger, I found it was easier for me to spend the last four years building his political gallows than to building bridges for our country’s moral infrastructure.

My New Year’s Resolution: Go to Hell. Heal the Country.

Rereading Twain helped me realize that there is a way to reclaim not only my faith but my patriotism in these unstable times. We need healing. Healing for me is spiritual. So here I am. A Christian. Who wants you to go to hell.

Want To Change the World in 2019? Set Down Your Tamborine

Lessons in Interfaith Work from the Parliament for the World’s Religions

Racist message reportedly found on refugee family’s home in Spokane

Earlier today we received a report of a racist message that was written on the home of a refugee family in Spokane.

How to respond to hate crimes

With a rise in religious intolerance in the Inland Northwest in recent years, I’ve unfortunately have had my fair share of combatting extremism, hate and fear-mongering about our neighbors.

5 Easy Steps on How to Hijack the Republican Party: A Case Study on Trump

Now, to be fair, the explosive rise of Donald Trump can be laid square at the feet of both major political parties.

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