SPOKANE, Wash. (RNS) The Spokane Islamic Center wants something mosques all across the country are seeking and can't seem to find: an educated, bilingual, experienced imam who understands American culture.
Conservatives in Washington State have claimed victory by collecting double the signatures needed to send the state’s same-sex marriage law to voters in this year’s general election.
And while leaders from Preserve Marriage Washington are confident residents will vote to keep marriage between a man and a woman, a wild card lies in their path—one that’s worth more than 4 million votes.
c. 2012 Religion News Service SPOKANE, Wash. (RNS) After nearly 700 people tried to push Gonzaga University to rescind its commencement speaker’s invitation to Archbishop Desmond Tutu, supporters of the anti-apartheid hero responded with 11,000 signatures of their own.
c. 2012 Religion News Service SPOKANE, Wash. (RNS) Archbishop Desmond Tutu is slated to deliver the commencement address next month to Gonzaga University's graduating class. A group of alumni, however, are saying he isn't welcome and are urging administrators to withdraw the invitation.
In an emotional ceremony, Gov. Chris Gregoire signed legislation that
makes Washington the seventh state to legalize gay marriage. "Today is a
day that historians will mark as a milestone for equal rights," she
said to an enthusiastic crowd on February 13 at the state capitol in
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