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At Holden Village, retreats and art can bridge divisions

Holden Village resumes a full summer of education, interaction, art, dialogue and theological reflection, after a hiatus from on-site programs for remediation of mine waste since 2012 and surviving a wild fire in 2015. 

In the safe space of a wilderness landscape that is being reborn, guests will explore their faith and issues in today’s societal landscape. 

The 2017 theme for programs from June 12 through mid-August is “Beginning Together,” based on Revelations 21:4-5.  Guests will look at

what “Behold I make all things new” means. ., ..... . . . More


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Jeremy Wynne directs Whitworth University’s two new master of theology programs.

Attorney Norm Gissel’s commitment to civil rights frames his life of advocacy, promoting literacy
Rockford United Methodist pastor brings insights from global connections, refugee resettlement to her ministry and World Relief Benefit.
Catholic Charities' Rising Strong program will heal families together in the former Holy Names Convent
Coeur d’Alene Tribe honored as watershed hero for management of Lake Coeur d’Alene Basin

Holden co-directors use art to build relationships, stir people’s creativity; will be on site for full summer of programs.

Sounding Board

Excerpts from students' essays for Holocaust Remembrance (Yom Hashoah) challenge people today to be aware of attitudes that led to the Holocaust.

World Relief Article

World Relief and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church plan an information session to educate and dispel fears about refugees

Holy Names Article

County Conservation Futures buys Holy Names Sisters’ Spokane convent, campus to preserve it's ecological and environmental attributes.

Water Warrior Award

Women recognized by the Sierra Club Spokane group for clean-up advocacy in the Silver Valley and Coeur d'Alene Lake.

Editorial

Faith leaders back science, challenge climate change, heal local lands, waters