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Fig Tree newspaper celebrates 30 years

The Fig Tree, a faith-based newspaper published in Spokane, is celebrating its 30th year of publication with a benefit breakfast at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday at Cataldo Hall on the Gonzaga University campus.

A benefit lunch will be at the same location on March 14, at 11:45 a.m.

Breakfast speakers include Dale Soden, a history professor from Whitworth University, and Bridget Cannon of Volunteers of America’s Crosswalk program for homeless teens. Lunch speakers include Jim McPherson, journalism professor at Whitworth University, and Bishop emeritus William Skylstad of the Catholic Diocese of Spokane.

The breakfast and lunch programs are free; attendees will be asked to donate during the program.

There will be a benefit dinner on April 30, at 6 p.m. at Whitworth University. The dinner speaker is Michael Kinnamon, a visiting professor of ecumenical collaboration and interreligious dialogue at Seattle University’s School of Theology and Ministry. Dinner tickets are $50.

For more information and to reserve tickets for any of events, please call (509) 535-1813 or visit www.thefigtree.org. Reservations for the breakfast and lunch are due by Friday.



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