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Former Spokane Police Chief, Craig Meidl, to Discuss Faith and Career

This week Craig Meidl, the former police chief of Spokane, will be coming to LifeSource Community Church in Couer d'Alene to discuss the ways in which his faith aided him in his career.

‘Hell of a Book’ Author to Discuss His New Novel at SCLD Online Event

Jason Mott's "Hell of a Book" encompasses themes of racism, police violence and what it means to be an African American living in the United States. It took 10 years to write and has received high praise since its debut.

First Woman Executive Presbyter of INW Wins Distinguished Ministry Leadership Award

The Rev. Sheryl Kinder-Pyle, the executive presbyter of the Presbytery of the Inland Northwest, recently received Whitworth University’s Distinguished Ministry Leadership Award in recognition of her work leading one of the larger denominations in the region.

FāVS Religion News Roundup: Feb. 16

In this week's roundup we write about about Lunar New Year becoming a state holiday, an upcoming Black-owned business and resource fair, Nirvana Day celebrated at a Buddhist temple, an Idaho bill proposing teachers do not have to use students preferred pronouns and a convent transforming into a assisted living facility.

‘We both could’ve died.’

A bill being debated in the legislature would pause hospital system consolidation to preserve patient access to specific forms of care. Opponents argue, “God Bless mergers.”

Sex Is ‘Divine’: How Pope Francis Is Recasting Catholic Church’s Views on Intimacy

In his decade as pope, Francis has tried to usher in a more positive, frank approach to the topic of sex in the Catholic Church, urging the institution to reckon with the real-life experiences of faithful today and addressing topics ranging from pornography, abstinence and dating apps to orgasms.

West Central Abbey Serves Up Valentines from God this Ash Wednesday

With Ash Wednesday falling on Valentine’s Day this year, West Central Abbey found a way to couple their usual Lenten season kick-off with something unique to the holiday. “Our plan is to make Valentines from God for each other,” the Rev. Katy Shedlock said in an email.

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