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Unpacking Complexity: Navigating the Pro-Palestine Student Protests with Nuance

The news cycle since then has been full of stories about pro-Palestine student protests on college campuses across the country. These stories are growing increasingly complex with moving parts that can be difficult to follow. In a world that is so politically divisive, this provides us with a great opportunity to practice nuance.

Americans Want a Ceasefire. Our Politicians Don’t.

In a recent survey, 66 percent of Americans supported an immediate ceasefire as a step toward peace and justice for both Palestinians and Israelis. Unfortunately, our elected officials aren’t listening — yet.

FāVS Religion News Roundup: Oct. 19

Read about the recent Free-Palestine demonstration, the continuing anti-LGBTQ vandalism in Spokane and who this year's Eva Lassman Award winners are.

Peace & Justice Action League of Spokane to Hold 3-Day Organizing & Issues Conference

The Peace & Justice Action League of Spokane (PJALS) is holding its 14th annual action conference Sept. 28 – 30. The conference is designed to help activists “sharpen skills, deepen analysis and strengthen relationships.”

Irving, Ye and Growing Anti-Semitism

I have never seen anything like our current anti-Semitic climate. Jews understand this dynamic in the same way Black Americans understand racism in ways white Americans cannot. We know the dog whistles, the coded language that anti-Semites use to signal their hate.

Trouble for American Jews

The latest violent flare up in Israel, a short but intense fight between Israeli defense forces and Hamas terrorists that ended in a cease fire last week, has complicated life for American Jewry and has fed growing domestic anti-Semitism

Defying the New Nazis

In the days following the vandalism there was considerable teeth gnashing in Spokane, the usual “this is not us,” or “hopes and prayers,” and so on. But I doubt there is a Jew in our community who was surprised by the vandalism – or found much comfort in the expressions of sympathy and concern.

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