Faith Action Network honors Fig Tree editor
Faith Action Network (FAN) will gather more than 500 people from faith communities and community partners at 4:30 p.m., Sunday Nov. 18, for its Annual Dinner in Renton, and a first annual dinner in Spokane at the Glover Mansion, 321 W. 8th Ave. Some of the program will be livestreamed to Spokane.
Seventh District Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, a leader in Washington, D.C., for women, immigrants and children separated from their families at the border, will speak on the theme "Ripples of Change." Travel author and television host Rick Steves will bring a message from his recent travels.
The Rev. Jim CastroLang, pastor at Colville UCC who serves on the FAN Governing Board, sparked the idea of the first Spokane FAN dinner. He said that "it's important for the faith community to be at events, to stand beside people who care and to do community organizing. FAN partners with organizations to improve the quality of life for all people in our state."
The FAN Annual Dinner features several awards.
In Spokane, an Interfaith Leadership Award will be presented to Mary Stamp, editor of The Fig Tree, for her persistent work and broad vision in bringing faith voices to the public square, inspiring a region for nearly 35 years, said Jim.
FAN appreciates the way interfaith communities and perspectives have been represented as the Fig Tree has evolved and lived into its mission to "break through divisions among people to promote unity and action for the common good."
Renton award recipients are Justice Leadership to the Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network and Northwest Immigrant Rights Project; Advocating Faith Communities
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