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February 2016 Calendar Events

Jan 30-Apr 4            • Season of Nonviolence, celebrating philosophies and lives of Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., dates are from Gandhi’s assassination anniversary to King’s assassination anniversary

To Mar 20            • Selma March Photography Exhibit by James Barker, Anthropology Museum, College Hall, Washington State University, Pullman, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday,

Feb 4            • “Of Pearls and Prodigals: Hearing Jesus’ Parables through Jewish Ears,” Gonzaga Religious Studies presents Amy-Jill Levine, professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, Vanderbilt Divinity School, Gonzaga University’s Hemmingson Center Ballroom, 702 E. Desmet, 5:30 p.m., 313-6782,

Feb 5            • Inland Northwest Native Artists, Philanthropy Center, 1020 W. Riverside, 5 to 9 p.m., sponsored by American Indian Community Center

            • Native Project Healthy Heart Pow Wow, Rogers High School, 1622 E. Wellesley Ave., 6 p.m. dinner, 7 p.m. grand entry, 325-5502,  

Feb 6            • Interfaith Advocacy Day in Yakima, Mt. Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.,

Feb 8            • Dwight Hopkins, African American History Month Lecture, “What Is a Christian Black Theology of Liberation?” Robinson Theatre, Weyerhaeuser Hall, Whitworth University, 7 p.m., 777-4215,

Feb 9            • “Theatre of Witness: Stories of Suffering, Transformation and Peace,” Teya Sepinuck, Wolff Auditorium, Jepson Center, Gonzaga University, 7 p.m.,

            • “Jazz Mass” with preacher Mindy Smith, Campus Minister, Whitworth University, St. Mark’s Lutheran, 316 E. 24th, 7 p.m.

Feb 9-Apr 1: Whitworth Art Exhibit, “Gala Bent: Everything Seems To Be Coming Together,” Lied Center for the Visual Arts, Whitworth University, Feb 9 reception 5 p.m., lecture, 6 p.m. room 102, 777-3258,

Feb 10            • Lecture by Gregory Wolfe, founder and editor of Image Journal and advocate of Christian humanism, Room 102, Lied Center for the Visual Arts, Whitworth, 7 p.m., 777-3252,

            • Silent Day of Prayer, “Lent Seen through the Eyes of St. Ignatius,” Fr. Michael Maher, SJ, IHRC, 6910 S. Ben Burr Rd., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 448-1224

Feb 11            • “Dialogues for a Just Peace in Israel-Palestine,” Robert Hostetter, Jepson Center, Gonzaga, 7 p.m.,

Feb 11-Mar 3            • “Parenting with Love and Logic,” Northwood Presbyterian, 6721 N. Monroe, 6 p.m. Thursdays, 328-2012

Feb. 12            • 19th Annual Gospel Explosion, Black History Month, Seeley Mudd Chapel, Whitworth, 7 p.m., 777-4568,

Feb 16            • Spokane PFLAG, Bethany Presbyterian, 2607 S. Ray, 7 p.m.,

            •  Lecture by Anita Perez Ferguson, “The Inconsolable Voter,” Weyerhaeuser Hall, Whitworth, 7 p.m.,

Feb 17            • Coffee and Contemplation, “God and Virtue or Self and Vice: Our Capacity to Reflect the Image of God,” Jerry Sittser, IHRC, 6910 S. Ben Burr Rd., 9 to 11 a.m., 448-1224

Feb 17-Mar 16            • Lenten Dinner/Study Program, Bishop Robert Barron Series “The Mystery of God: Who God Is and Why He Matters,” Deacon John Ruscheinsky, Immaculate Heart Retreat Center, 6910 S. Ben Burr Rd., 5:30 p.m., 448-1224



Feb 18            • “Civil Rights in Washington: The Post-Maxey Era Public Forum,” moderated by Jim Kershner, Gonzaga University Law School Court Room, 10 a.m.

            • “Carl Maxey: A Fighting Life,” premiere screening of film based on book by Jim Kershner, Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave., 6:30 p.m.,

Feb 18-19            • WSU College of Education’s 12th Annual International Globalization, Diversity and Education Conference, “Moving the Dialogue on Race, Culture, and Equity Forward in Education,’ Northern Quest Casino & Resort, 100 N. Hayford Rd., Airway Heights, 509-335-6393, 

Feb 19            • Lecture by Temple Grandin, “Helping Different Kinds of Minds to be Successful” North Central High School, 7 p.m.,

Feb 20            • Lecture by Temple Grandin, “Understanding Animal Behavior” Weyerhaeuser, Whitworth, 10:30 a.m.,

            • Ashes to New Life, Sr. Patricia Novak, OSF, The Franciscan Place, 1016 N. Superior, 483-6495,

Feb 20-22            • 8th Annual Leonard A. Oakland Film Festival, Weyerhaeuser Hall, Whitworth, 7 p.m. Saturday, 777-4401,

Feb 21    • Spokane Ministers' Fellowship Benefit Concert for Bryn Martin-Williams, Holy Temple Church of God in Christ, 806 W. Indiana, 4 p.m., 534-9071

Feb 22-Mar 1            • “God’s Name Is Mercy,” Novena of Grace, St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 330 E. Boone, 313-5896

Feb 22-26            • “Embracing the Artistic Call,” Spirit Center, Monastery of St. Gertrude, Cottonwood, Idaho, 208-962-2000

Feb 23            • “Why Black Perspectives Matter,” Kellie Carter Jackson, Weyerhaeuser Hall, Whitworth, 7 p.m., 777-4572 

Feb 24            • Meet and Greet Information Session on application and funding, Gonzaga’s Online M.A. in Theology and Leadership, Hemmingson Center 2nd floor faculty lounge, 5:30 p.m., 313-6224,

Feb 26-27            • 7th Annual Peace and Economic Justice Action Conference, Panel on 40 years of Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane leadership plus three education action workshops, Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W. Ft. Wright Dr., 838-7870,

Feb 27            • Meet the Neighbors, Spokane Interfaith Council with Native American community, Northwest Museum of Arts and Cultures, 2316 W. First, 2 to 4 p.m.,

            • Hermanas Spokane Dinner/Auction, All Saints Lutheran, 314 S. Spruce, 5 to 7 p.m., 481-5157

Mar 1            • Eve of Prayer, “Suffering and Self-Sacrifice in Marriage,” Fr. Jeff Lewis, pastor of parishes of Chewelah, Springdale and Valley, IHRC, 6910 S. Ben Burr Rd., 448-1224

Mar 2            • The Fig Tree mailing and delivery, St. Mark’s Lutheran, 316 E. 24th, 535-1813

            • “Science, Theology and Pope Francis’ Ecological Vision,” Spring Flannery Lecture, John Haught of Georgetown University, Cataldo Hall, Gonzaga University, 6:30 p.m.

Mar 3            • The Fig Tree Benefit and Board meetings, Emmanuel Family Life Center, 631 S. Richard Allen Ct., noon, benefit, 1 p.m., board, 535-1813

Mar 4            • “Advancing Ethics for Rivers,” Winter Waters 2016, Patsy Clark Mansion, 2208 W. 2nd Ave., 5:30 p.m., 939-1290,

Mar 5          • “Wild Refuge Dinner and Auction” Friends of Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge. Wren Pierson Community Center, 516 4th Street, Cheney, WA; 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Tickets:

Mar 6    • Jam for Bread Benefit Concert for Crosswalk, Westminster UCC, 411 S. Washington, 3 p.m., 624-1366,

Monthly events

1st/3rd Weds            • Death Penalty Abolition Committee, 35 W. Main, 5:30 p.m.

2nd Tues            • Palestine-Israel Human Rights Committee, 35 W. Main, 6 p.m.

2nd Wed            • Veterans for Peace, 35 W. Main, 6:45 p.m.

1st /3rd Thurs            • Peace and Justice Action Committee, 35 W. Main, 5:30 p.m.



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