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Wednesday, June 12, 2024


BRIEF: Spokane group will rally to tell Israel to cease fire on Gaza

Accrding to the Associated Press, Hamas leader and nearby civilians were killed today in one of at least 20 Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.

The news report called it, "the worst barrage on the Palestinian territory in four years in retaliation for renewed rocket fire on southern Israel."

Of cliffs and widows

Do you believe in the fiscal cliff? No really. Do you believe in this much-feared, all-consuming, cliff of economic doom?
It is stewardship season in many churches. Odd, really, that talk of stewardship is confined to a single season or even a single Sunday.

Meet Anna Marie Martin, our wholeness and healing writer

Please welcome Anna Marie Martin to the Spokane Faith & Values team!

Anna Marie Martin holds Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary and has religious traditions, including: Wicca / WomanSpirit, Unitarian Universalist, Zen Buddhism, Presbyterianism, non-denominational Christian and the growing denomination of former Catholics.

Have you put up Christmas decorations yet?

There's something strange going on in Spokane neighborhoods. There's witches and rotting pumpkins in one lawn, giant blow-up turkeys in the next and Christmas lights a few houses over.

Mastering the art of political projection

Sigmund Freud was the first to describe the mentality of casting my failures onto somebody else. The crushing thought that I ruined my marriage is too much for me to face, so I blame my ex-spouse. Although exes have long been targets for this kind of treatment, public figures are even better. The further removed from my immediate relations, the safer they become.

A post-election reflection for red, blue and purple people

As the presidential election results became clear on the evening of Nov. 6, one commentator said that we have become “the Disunited States of America.”
It has been 154 years since Abraham Lincoln, in an acceptance speech for his nomination as a candidate for the U.S. Senate, referenced the words of Jesus:  “A house divided against itself cannot stand.”

I would couch taxation with charity

I recently had a discussion with my father, who sits across the aisle from myself politically. His argument is that government spending, like bailouts and stimulus packages etc., seem to be unaccounted for and he is angry at the government for this.

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