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Articles for January 2018 

Jan 29, 2018

Yay! We're Literate

Suzanne Sanderson, Librarian

"Literacy starts with books, and takes hold when books are shared." - Ask Amy, syndicated advice columnist

We are a literate church in a literate city. Seattle has been rated as one of America's most literate cities by  Central Connecticut State University ever since the study started in 2003, often occupying the #1 position. Since 2009, Seattle and Washington DC have traded…  MORE >>

Jan 22, 2018

Faith over Fear: Understanding Islam

Suzanne Sanderson, Librarian

You may have read in the Herald: "National and local experts and practitioners facilitate a training January 28-30, 2018, in Seattle, to educate, network and equip faith leaders to better advocate against a narrative of fear and divisiveness in our country. Training includes: Basics of Islam and Islamophobia,  How the rise in Islamophobia threatens us all,  Who American Muslims are,…  MORE >>

Topics: Faith

Jan 15, 2018

Martin Luther King Jr

Suzanne Sanderson, Librarian

It is almost 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr was shot - April 4, 1968. What a tumultuous decade the 1960s were. So much hope. So many tragedies. People thought they could change the world. Improve the environment. End the war in Viet Nam. Ban the bomb. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a huge, and long-overdue step forward. But change brings resistance, and the Civil Rights movement…  MORE >>

Jan 8, 2018

Science and Religion

Suzanne Sanderson, Librarian

In recent news, it was been announced that the administration is banning certain terms from being used by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in their 2019 budget proposal. Or maybe the CDC decided use of those words would prejudice their ability to get funding. Whichever was the case, you probably now know these terms by heart: vulnerable, entitlement, diversity, transgender, fetus,…  MORE >>

Topics: Faith, General
Articles for January 2018