By Amanda Hunt, Intern The 2012 legislative session was a whirlwind of good, bad, and even ugly. Our legislators had, once again, the difficult task of reducing Washington’s budget due to revenue shortfall. There was much disagreement on cutting of programs, which ultimately lead to another special session. Toward the end of the regular session, […]
by Taylor Malone, PJALS Young Activist Leader It can be difficult for activists to remain confident and optimistic about the impact we have on our community. Changes come so slowly and with so much opposition that, at times, I feel like Sisyphus, always pushing but never quite making it. One of the most inspiring ways […]
As we go to press, supporters of Bradley Manning are preparing to demonstrate, while the U.S. government moves toward harsh punishment for this alleged whistleblower who has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. Charged with giving graphic evidence of U.S. war crimes to Wiki-Leaks, Manning was to be in court on April 24. Manning […]
BY SEAN CHABOT AND MAJID SHARIFI A new consensus has emerged about how to promote freedom and democracy in the Middle East. Instead of supporting authori-tarian regimes, experts across the political spectrum now agree that nonviolent resistance by people in the region is the ideal method for achieving liberation. But what purpose does such nonviolent […]
By Regina Steele, Intern emma’s revolution came to the Spokane region once more on April 21st. Pat Humphries and Sandy O performed at the Unitarian Universalist Church in a bene-fit concert for the MAIA Project to provide Palestinian children with clean, safe drink-ing water. Because of this and other events along with the many generous […]
Monday March 5th, PJALS’ Inland Northwest Death Penalty Abolition Group (INDPAG) hosted a panel/Q&A discussion at Liberty Park United Methodist Church that addressed many reasons why Washington needs to abolish the death penalty. The panel was moderated by Sara Schmidt from Amnesty International and included five local panelists: Nancy Nelson, longtime abolitionist and member of […]
Bethany, the EWU Pride Center and community partners will host an exhibit of the Shower of Stoles from April 28 – May 4, 2012. The Shower of Stoles is a collection of liturgical items, each representing the life of a GLBTQ person in the church. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.
8pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 Ft. George Wright Dr Dancing on the edge of folk and pop there’s a revolution: emma’s revolution. “Bold, profound, moving, hilarious and transformative.” The sound of passion in “deftly-turned phrases,” songs imbued with hope, warmth and the “power and drive” to turn tears into laughter, cynicism into action. […]