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Christian Summit hopes to bring churches together to act

Posted 10/21/2013 10:58 AM by MDGREGORY

Christian Summit hopes to bring churches together to act
Copyright © October 2013 - The Fig Tree

From working with church and charitable leaders on community issues, Spokane County Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich proposed having a faith-based summit to develop a call to action related to four concerns: jobs and the economy, quality of life, safety and security, and public health.

Organizers suggested the summit, “Change for Spokane,” be Christian-based to build relationships among churches.
Participants join in a closing prayer at the Christian Summit.

Aware of efforts to address the issues, Ozzie told about 200 at the Christian Summit Sept. 14 at Whitworth University, that there have not been sustainable solutions because groups aren’t working together. They duplicate efforts and compete for resources.

“I pondered what would happen if everyone came together, pooled their resources and talents, and developed a plan to address the crushing needs of our community,” said Ozzie. ‘‘We can make a difference in our community and in the lives of those we serve. If we love God with all our heart and mind, and love our neighbors, we will end violence.”

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