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40th Anniversary Gala "Sharing Stories: Empowering People" Videos

The Fig Tree's 40th Anniversary Gala, "Sharing Stories: Empowering People," from 5 to 8 p.m., Sunday, April 28, at the Cathedral of St. John, Spokane.

Karen Georgia Thompson, General Minister & President/CEO, United Church of Christ; Member of the World Council of Churches Central and Executive Committees

Faith Leaders Response Panel: The Rt. Rev. Gretchen Rehberg, The Rev. Meggan Manlove, Auxilliary Bishop Ezra Kinlow

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Introductions – Raymond Reyes, MC for evening; member of Fig Tree Board; GU administrator
2.52- 9.49  Solutsu (Barry Moses) – stories
Invocation - Dean Heather VanDeventer – Cathedral of St. John
14.07 – 17.45  Greetings from Spokane Mayor, Lisa Brown, by Spokane City Council President, Betsy Wilkerson
18.17 – 22.0 Greetings from Washington Governor, Jay Inslee by Luc Jasmin III, Governor's Office

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Recognitions and Thanks for long-time volunteers and supporters
0:33 – 5:0  Malcolm Haworth, The Resource Directory Editor, The Fig Tree
5:13 – 8:0 Mary Stamp remarks
8.32 – 11.30  Marijke Fakasiieiki, Development and Editorial Assoc., The Fig Tree
            Announces the beginning of Fig Tree Endowment with memorial gift of $10,000 in memory of Nancy Minard, former editorial associate.


"Interfaith Celebration of The Fig Tree and Trees"

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Interfaith Celebration of The Fig Tree and "Trees"

The Ngatae Tree – The Rev. Dr. Ikani Fakasiieiki, Tongan theologican

Prayer for Connection with Nature – Rabbi Tamar Molino, Temple Beth Shalom

Micah 4:4 Song – The Rev Deb Conklin, United Methodist pastor and The Rev Kaye Hult, United Church of Christ pastor

Reflection – Karen Stromgren, Muslims for Community Action and Support (MCAS)

Buddha Awakening under Bodhi Tree and Son – Thubtem Hyataso, Thubten Rinchen, Thubten Semkye, Sravasti Abbey

Call to Action/Stories of Generations – Brianna Dilts, Faith Action Network

SpoCanopy Project – Amanda Parrish, The Lands Council

Song: Ha-mba na-thi mku-lu wethu – Zulu Song

Closing Words: Anastasia Wendlinder, Gonzaga University; The Fig Tree Board

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