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Vigil for Community Safety Promotes Faith-Based Opposition to GTN Pipeline Expansion

Sunday’s Vigil for Community Safety — held in opposition to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Oct. 19 approval of capacity expansion for GTN's pipeline carrying natural gas from Canada through the Inland Northwest to California — was part lament and part hope and call for action.

Vigil to Be Held Nov. 5 in Opposition to GTN Pipeline Expansion

Opponents of a pipeline capacity expansion are planning a “Vigil for Community Safety” this Sunday, Nov. 5, from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Spokane.

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.

UPDATE: Wave of Anti-LGBTQ Vandalism Continues in Spokane, Odyssey Targeted Again

Spokane woke up to a series of anti-LGBTQ acts of vandalism Friday morning (Oct. 6).

Faith Leaders Spark City Council Vote to Denounce Woodward for Anti-LGBTQ Event Appearance

Faith Leaders and Leaders of Conscience helped inspire a Spokane City Council resolution to censure Mayor Nadine Woodward for her Aug. 20 “Let Us Worship” appearance alongside controversial pastor Matt Shea and self-proclaimed Christian nationalist Sean Feucht.

Police Say Vandalism at Veradale United Church of Christ was a Hate Crime

In the week following the vandalism, Heywood describes an outpouring of community support, including from activists, nonprofits, and other religious institutions. An anonymous donor replaced the stolen flags, and folks from all over donated funds to a campaign to help the church purchase security cameras. But, something was missing: the support and official condemnation of the act from officials at the City of Spokane Valley. 

Letter to the Editor: We Stand with Trans Kids’ Parents

Reckless, hateful speech from a religious leader has no place in our public discourse.

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