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Tara Roberts

Tara Roberts is a mother, writer, journalist, educator, Lutheran and ice cream enthusiast who lives in Moscow, Idaho, with her husband, two children and dog.

Spokane Valley Pastor Stands Out for Interfaith Efforts, Emphasis on Inclusive Christianity

Though the Rev. Gen Heywood doesn’t call herself a leader, she’s become a leading voice in support of inclusion and against extremism in the Inland Northwest.

Spokane Area Unlikely to See Refugees from Palestine or Israel, Local Organizations Say

Regional refugee-support organizations aren’t expecting people fleeing the Israel-Hamas war to resettle in the Spokane area.

Learning to wait in the season of waiting

I didn’t grow up in a tradition that recognized Advent, but I’ve fallen in love with its ritual and beauty since joining a Lutheran church.

UNDERSTANDING PRAYER: In the tomb of a saint, I thought about Twitter — thoughts on praying together

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. The words scattered in my mind. I’d read them dozens and dozens of times -- but almost always out of order. A year before I knelt in the tomb of the saint, I’d built a bot to repeat the prayer, twice a day every day, on Twitter.

Going back to in-person worship is getting safer. It’s time for people of faith to reconnect.

I’ve been thinking a lot about what it will mean to “do church again.”

In the Days Before the Presidential Election, Some Spokane Ministers Encourage Crossing the Line Between Faith and Politics

Shedlock and other Spokane ministers said they believe faith and politics can intertwine in ways that lead to good results for individuals, communities, churches and the nation.

On the 30th anniversary of the ADA, faith communities examine ways to improve inclusivity for people with disabilities

The upcoming 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26 is a reminder of the ways faith communities have struggled, or failed, to include people with disabilities.

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