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Fig Tree Feature Articles 2008 Archive

December 2008

Dorothy Fowler Art work of Spokane woman conveys faith and values locally to globally
COR-Issacson Sensitive truth-telling helps the Center for Organizational Reform heal groups
Dialogue Bread Church leaders celebrate unity, urge more common action
Anna at Dialogue New AmeriCorps outreach coordinator expands Fig Tree capacity
Mary Stamp State association honors Fig Tree and editor for ecumenical leadership
malcolm Haworth Malcolm Haworth begins service as ecumenical, interfaith consultant
John Nelli

Hosting students, mission trips, travel keep family attuned to diversity

Emanu el new congregation

Two local Reform Jewish congregations become one: Emanu-El

torah scroll Congregation Emanu-El begins its life with its own Torah scroll


habitat builders

Life Center builds Habitat home for a member family

Randy Silva

Men’s and outreach minister finds he receives when he gives

Nick Beamer

Aging agency director expects baby boomers to boost needs and volunteerism

women's hearth art award

Women gain voices through photographic art in traveling exhibit


Sure, you can sleep in our shed tonight


November 2008

Zakariason Oxen and mules help Palouse farmer slowly adopt organic methods
Shem Mito
Walla Walla Roastery Walla Walla Roastery is a coffee shop that connects people, faith
Mark McGregor, SJ Documentary depicts parallels between immigrants and Advent Posadas
Marie Fortune FaithTrust Institute hopes religious institutions will be sanctuaries of safety
Fatima Garden Teens and adults feed hungry people through Fatima garden
Laurie Costello
voiceless choir harpist Concert presents original songs telling stories of homeless people


Bishop Mize

Workplace ethics engender productivity and healthy workers



October 2008

Peace Traditions Faiths exchange insights on peace
Mabel Dunbar
Emmanuel Family Life Center
St. Mary's School shoes
Christ Kitchen
Cliff Evans
Walnut Apartment

Four churches build affordable housing

Todd Cioffi

Faith and politics intermingled


September 2008

Maurice Robinette
Alice Woldt

Ecumenist Alice Woldt rebuilds state ecumenical agency - Washington Association of Churches

Sharon Cowen

Choir director Sharon Cowan of Spoaken advocates equity in her music and her life

Kim Harmson
Jerry Sittser

Whitworth University students experience history of spirituality in monastic community for a January term retreat

öBarbara White

Stephen Ministry trains laity in pastoral care: Barbara White facilitates the program at Audubon Park United Methodist Church

Tom Ulvin

Tom Ulvin's ski injuries created empathy to help help him educate seniors prevent falls through RSVP in Spokane


Bioneers Satellite Conference and local workshops planned Oct. 17 to 19 in Spokane urge living in sync with nature


St. Margaret's Shelter in Spokane receives Catholic Charities award for its efforts in cutting poverty

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