After hearing about the tragedy at the Knox Presbyterian church, the Spokane Interfaith Council has started a GoFundMe to help their congregation get back on its feet. We believe that all houses of worship are sacred, and that the congregation of Knox Presbyterian should continue its work in revitalizing its neighborhood. If one member of our community is attacked, we all are attacked.
When I traveled Southeast Asia in the early 70’s onboard a helicopter carrier I started out believing, in part, the propaganda about “them.” While there I found that the people I met had the same life desires as I had. We all wanted to raise our children and grandchildren in relative peace and with whatever comfort we may be able to earn.
Peace is a short word with a complex meaning. It’s a word that a group of about 30 people spent discussing Wednesday evening at Chairs Coffee for Peace Conversations Cafe, the kick-off event for the Pathways to Peace project.
Joan Broeckling, of One Peace, Many Paths and the Spokane Interfaith Council said people can use those memories to advocate for peace by joining in the Pathways to Peace project, which kicks off Wednesday at Chairs Coffee.