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December 2023

Pastor's family is active in Calvary Baptist Church's ministry, preaching and music

Healthy aging starts in how the society is structured, how people learn about age
RANGE Media raise investigative journalism coverage for issues affecting Spokane
Retired landscaper conducts Handel's Messiah at Music Conservatory on Dec. 3
Life coach shares annual Interfaith Advent Calendar she has prepared for years
Foundation helps native leaders pass on knowledge, traditions and ceremonies
Catholic priest displays 2,000 nativity scenes he has collected over many years
Crisis counselor forms Mental Health Aware to fill gaps she found in services
Barber makes a difference by helping people look good so they will feel good
Catholic Charities firm on its commitment to serve immigrants, homeless and poor
GU vice president appreciates opportunities she has to live out her faith values
Faith Action Network speakers discuss the hope they find as they work together
Sounding Board: Cameron Conner compares worker co-operatives in Spokane and Spain
Editorial: Former member of The Fig Tree editing team, Sara Weaver, died on Nov. 18

November 2023

Kizuri continues access to fair trade products for 15 years

Taking time honors unhoused patients, helps staff learn more about a person
After working in many roles at LCSNW, new director knows agency, programs
Regular volunteers help transport food to feed hungry through Second Harvest
Community outreach agencies continue to serve needs of fire victims in area
Pope's Synod on Synodality envisioned as transformative process for church
Two women guide Coeur d'Alene residents to improve living conditions
Interfaith involvements and friendships instill cross cultural sensitivity
Catalonia neighbors close a toxic plant and replace it with community center
Marshallese community rallies together to help each other in times of need

October 2023

Sravasti Abbey now has 24 Buddhist monastics living in their community

New NWIM Synod Bishop's ministry is to be present, relate and share stories
Photographic mural depicts past, present and future East Central neighbors
Dietitian serves people on WIC and people with diabetes in North Idaho
Program invites mission groups to come to learn about the Yakama people
Side by Side brings people together to gather across differences in abilities
Young Spokane man spends 12 months learning about community organizing
Riverkeeper envisions mutually beneficial relationships for the health of all living beings
Teacher of teachers in Alberta addresses teaching in climate of polarization
Filmmaker believes that 'shalom' is crucial for ending homelessness
Editorial: May brinksmanship on budget not blind us to nuclear brinksmanship
SB: Evening in Barcelona, Spain, neighborhood reminds of possibilities at home

September 2023

Family Promise emphasizes ways to stabilize families as they find housing
Veradale church's hate incident spurs fall "Love Is Greater than Hate' efforts
'All Our Relations' unites faith communities and tribes to advocate for salmon
Nez Perce leader who is also a Presbyterian pastor, connecting traditions
Local wildfires stirred immediate responses by faith and local communities
United Methodist relief program supplies hygiene kits and clean air kits
Sravasti Abbey Community finds welcoming hosts when evacuation from wildfire
Horizon Hospice program focuses on holistic, self-directed care for patients
120 speakers representing millions of people vow to continue march for civil rights
Sounding Board: Faith leaders featured in 60th anniversary of March on Washington

June, July, August 2023

Camp Cross is celebrating its 100th year of summer camps on Lake Coeur d'Alene
Pastor reflects on how his disability gives congregation vision for stability
Leadership transition brings fresh ideas and energy to N-Sid-Sen camp program
Lutherhaven's new director has served with the camp in various roles since 1994
For UGM, camps are part of ongoing programs in low-income schools
Disciples churches and sale of Zephyr Lodge help cover costs for campers
Ross Point focus is God, fun, safety, adventure, relationships, integrated in camp
Camp Spalding director says summer camps are about transforming love
United Methodist summer camps back in full operation at Twinlow and Lazy F
Many camps struggle to hire full staffs, but committed to give 'amazing' times
Holy Names Music Center continues SNJM charism of music education
In 'holy closure,' Emmanuel Lutheran Church recognizes that its life will go on
Faith Action Network reports how faith communities have impact on policies
Spokane Valley Connect draws record number to access services in one place
PJALS believes everyday people can do extraordinary things together
Earth Ministry describes the impact of the gas pipeline upgrades through area
Quilter ensures Hutton Settlement graduates will have their own quilt to take with them

May 2023

Shon Davis partners with schools to mentor youth, increase graduation rates

Experiences living in different cultures ingrains awareness that love can unite
Louise Chadez reconnected with Jesuit Volunteer friends for 2022 Camino Walk
Thrifty Grandmothers is both a nonprofit shop and a charitable group in Colfax
Dale Soden Archives at Whitworth University holds records of NW Protestants
Gonzaga University's new minor in health equity connects health and justice
Peace Lutheran pastor restores and refinishes crucifix from Emmanuel Lutheran
Spokane Human Rights Commission focuses on education and advocacy
'Post-secular age' term sparks refections on the intersection of faith and life
Interfaith panelists offer perspectives of their faiths on their use and care of water