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Spokane’s Religion Wrap-up: Police Chief, jealous God, homeless housing, third "gayest city"

This week we reported that the Chief of Police Frank Straub is interested in creating a faith-based advisory group. The first step, he said, is seeing if enough faith leaders are interested in getting involved, particularly from the black and Hispanic communities.

POLL: What’s the biggest issue facing Spokane right now?

Perusing through local headlines can be depressing. Budget cuts, the tent city and crime are on many minds these days.

BRIEF: Palestinian to speak about village’s struggle

On Friday at 7 p.m. Lyad Burnat, a leader of the non-violent popular resistance in Bil'in, Palestine, will be speaking at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane.

God is alive and well in America, says Gallup chief

Despite a deep drop in the number of Americans who identify with a particular faith, the country could be on the cusp of a religious renaissance, says Frank Newport, editor-in-chief of The Gallup Poll.

What is “Evil?”

I have been interested in the conversations in our nation since the massacre of the children in Newton, Conn.

It is clear that the event has pushed some beyond the standard language of the past.

Thanks for a first successful Coffee Talk!

Spokane Faith & Values readers packed the house this morning at Chairs Coffee where we held our first "Coffee Talk."

More than 30 people came to the event to talk with six of our writers about faith, God and the Newtown shooting.

Spokane’s religion wrap-up: 2013, Coffee Talk, Retreats, Spokane Pagans, Homeless campers

Happy 2013! That is, assuming you don't think 13 is unlucky. The reasons people think this are endless. In Christianity, 13 is considered fateful because there were supposedly 13 people at the Last Supper. But, apparently, it’s going to be a big year for weddings. It’s cheaper to get married in year ending in 13, ya’ know.

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