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from The Living Church
Magazine of The Living Church Foundation (Anglican)

Clint Wilson: The invitation of Holy Week is to pivot from the way of Judas to the way of Jesus. To be clear, this pivot is not made through moral perfection, or pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps, but by recognizing our duplicity in serving Jesus even as we serve sin, and availing ourselves to his grace freely offered in his body and blood. Even Peter, the great rock, does not come away from Holy Week without the chisel of the cross carving out his heart of stone — “And he went out and wept bitterly” (Luke 22:62).


from The Spokesman-Review
Newspaper in Spokane, Washington

Rangeland firefighting provides model for ranchers and government workers to collaborate
Rural culture takes pride in self-reliance. Bureaucracies are built on the cult of the expert from out of town. They’ve found common ground in eastern Oregon and southern Idaho, collaborating to create a system of Rangeland Fire Protection Associations to coordinate the equipment and expertise of local ranchers with firefighting agency experts.

78 percent of gun deaths in Washington are by suicide. A new program to change that targets gun owners.
As student activists from Parkland, Florida have put a national spotlight on school shootings and gun violence, an unlikely coalition of public health workers and members of the gun industry have been working together to stop a far more common, far less talked about cause of deaths involving firearms: suicide. According to a Spokesman-Review analysis of state death records, 4,164 people in Washington ended their lives with a firearm between 2010 and 2017. That accounts for almost half of all suicides and 78 percent of gun deaths.


from Your News Wire

Russia and China have outlined plans to create a 100 percent gold-backed currency system to replace the US dollar as the world’s dominant currency.


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