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June 2024

VOA Crosswalk's move near SCC was choice of the teens in the program

Local artist creates graphic for The Fig Tree's 40th Anniversary mugs and banner
National leader said that The Fig Tree showed up at her office and she read it
Elise DeGooyer seeks new avenues to continue commitment to justice
Lutherhaven summer campers encounter creation and create community
N-Sid-Sen camp worship, discussion will focus on the theme 'Linked by Love'
Camp Cross' new canon encourages use of participatory leadership
Camp Sanders will repair its tabernacle for its 90th anniversary in 2025
Ross Point engages, encourages and equips campers and those at retreats
Enrollment normalizes at United Methodist camps in the Pacific Northwest
Camp Spalding fills camps, plans to expand its facilities to serve more
Camp Gifford invites low-income kids to summer camps for fun and faith
Drummers and Dancers build legacy of cross-cultural understanding
Thrive and library collaborate on housing and community services
Son being shot involves mother in advocacy efforts for police accountability
100-year-old building houses worship and outreach services to community
Columnist discovers South African effort to challenge corruption, affect vote
Mayor pledges, bishop leads Pride Parade, speakers share value of Fig Tree

May 2024

Faith Action Network organizer listens to constituents to incorporate ideas
Venezuelan immigrant educates newcomers to help them adjust at World Relief
Whitworth president prepares students for living in today's complex world
The Lands Council partners to plant trees in SpoCanopy Project to reduce heat
Local Gaza Ceasefire Pilgrimage was one of 173 held in 19 countries
Retirement community has created its own Green Team with residents and staff
Hope for Creation draws national, local speakers for environmental panel
'Therapy' pets with their handlers bring joy to veterans and hospital patients
Woman's past is key in her peer counseling others from substance use
The Fig Tree has helped spread fair trade movement locally, says fair trader
Spiritual direction is about 'holy listening,' helping guide people to God within
Hopeful Stories Blog: Organizing undid the foundations of the South African apartheid system
Sounding Board: Supporters celebrate Fig Tree's 40th and the power of stories
Bart Preecs who helped start and later delivered The Fig Tree, died in May
Cameron Conner, now a columnist, read The Fig Tree when he was a child
Flower Bowers was on the Coalition that voted to start The Fig Tree newspaper
Gloria Baynes appreciates The Fig Tree's multiracial, multicultural, multifaith stories
Naghmana Sherazi appreciates The Fig Tree's non-judgmental, inclusive coverage

April 2024

The Fig Tree models peace journalism and solutions journalism
High school student gains insights into experiences of people targeted
Ecumenical background guides staff to connect the local to the global
Resource directory editor is committed to providing resources beyond paper
National, global leader is keynote speaker for Fig Tree's 40th Anniversary Gala
United Methodist pastor mentors German pastoral intern for two months
Volunteer coordinator started working with The Fig Tree as a volunteer
In gratitude for Jonah Project's help in hard time, artist now seeks to help
Holocaust essay contest opens teen's eyes to U.S. indifference in World War II
The 26th Get Lit! festival draws writers from the region and the world
Westminster Presbyterian closes one chapter to be open to the next
Vigilance, perseverance and solidarity are needed in face of racism, hate
Benefit speakers sum up their reasons for supporting The Fig Tree
Stories on organizing in Preston, UK, raise questions of different approaches

March 2024

Hundreds of volunteers, thousands of donors make Fig Tree possible
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Suncrest hosts event to fund grotto
Spokane pastor becomes auxiliary bishop in COGICWashington jurisdiction
Four churches open their doors as warming shelters and need volunteers
2024 Homeless Connect breaks records for attendance and services
Youth, young adults give overview of concerns on community and hope
Environmental leaders present a taste of hope and progress they see
Indigenous communities make their voices heard on climate and salmon
Regional faith leaders heartened that faith resources stir action and hope
Workshop leaders advocate both rent stabilization, affordable housing
Outreach advocate leads boards and committees, connecting people

NAACP, city leaders discuss hate crime laws and legislation

Ministry provides schools access to at-risk students and their families
Road to being chaplain seemed crooked, but was a straight path
Forty years is a time to reflect, renew and recommit to coverage
Community organizing spreads among universities in United Kingdom
Bishop compares Ash Wednesday love with Valentine's Day love

February 2024

La Prensa Bilingue newspaper provides a bridge to cultural understanding

The Black Lens relaunches in February with Black History Month
350 Spokane's interfaith committee offers a curriculum on climate and environment
Stephy Nobles Beans inspires MLK rally goers to build the beloved community
Happy Watkins and Ivan Bush leave a legacy as civil rights leaders in Spokane
Video appeals for volunteers to help in local church warming centers
Mexican boy who wanted to be a priest now serves Our Lady of Fatima parish
St. Francis sister has served in advocacy roles during 16 years in Spokane
Jenny Slagle's narrative work runs through her many community involvements
Fig Tree webmaster Lorna Kropp connects her technology skills with her faith
Editorial: Is the primary being called by the media before most votes are taken?
Special Column: Citizenship requires more than being spectators of charismatic leaders
Sounding Board: Human rights voices challenge Israel's war, peace requires listening

January 2024

Barry Moses discusses nuances, understandings in the Salish language

Presbytery will use Lilly grant funds to help churches change their culture
PJALS holds candlelight vigil for peace and marches to Division St. Bridge
Holy Names sister continues global, interfaith interest with The Fig Tree
FANWA announces its advocacy priorities and events for 2024
Tammy Meyers draws together partners to provide homeless people with IDs
Quilters in church create social justice message to challenge banning books
CDAIDE provides emergency assistance for workers in hospitality services
Guatemalan painter finds that Spokane is a home away from his home
Silver Lake Camp took on a role in local area fire relief and recovery efforts
We are already a multicultural-multinational-multiracial nation, society
Editorial: Today Jesus would likely include in stories 'The Parable of the Ford F-150'
Sounding Board: Cameron Conner's grandfather taught him to stand up for what is right