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Facing the Challenges of Our Own Age

The Oregonian published an op-ed co-authored by Steve Moore and faith leaders in our community calling for understanding, tolerance, and cooperation in this challenging moment for our country.  We encourage you to read the op-ed and share it. On December 3, 1956, a year after the Montgomery, Ala., bus boycott began, the Rev. Martin Luther King […]
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WSU Researchers Tackle Impact of Climate Change on Plants

An article by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) features a grant awarded to Washington State University to test multiple heat and pest scenarios. Washington State University researchers are undertaking an industrious investigation into the effects of global warming on plants. Making the effort possible is a fully automated “plant hotel” that can […]
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People Give to Make a Difference

Recently James M. Berberet, executive director of the Highland Community College Foundation, wrote an article in the Journal Standard regarding why people give. I wrote last year that “giving is part of living.” So let’s continue our discussion about giving. Why do people give? An online edition of the Chronicle of Philanthropy recently did a […]
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Echoz Pregnancy Care Center Offering More Services

Echoz Pregnancy Care Center, a Trust grantee, was recently featured in the Great Falls Tribune in an article written by Jo Dee Black. After more than two decades caring for children at her home day care while their parents worked, Echoz Pregnancy Care Center CEO Bonnie Mitchell now leads efforts to care for unborn children […]
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Grant Combines Mental Health & Housing

Catholic Charities of Oregon, a Trust grantee, was recently featured in an article in the Catholic Sentinel: Health provider Kaiser Permanente has awarded Catholic Charities of Oregon almost $323,000 over three-and-a-half years to pay mental health workers to lead a program for homeless veterans. The M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust also awarded Catholic Charities a grant […]
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