Coffee Talk: Righteous Anger

In August SpokaneFAVS organized a Coffee Talk discussion on Righteous Anger. Related posts are below.


“Tikkun olam and righteous anger”

A great many Jews, religious and secular alike, feel inspired by the Jewish concept of tikkun olam: our collective duty to help heal the world.  Read more.

“Cultivating a culture of niceness”

I am increasingly concerned about two trends in our culture that may or may not be related. Read more.

“Turning the other cheek: I don’t think it means what you think it means”

There’s a great piece of dialogue in “The Princess Bride” in which Vizzini, after declaring many things that have occurred to be inconceivable, says, “He didn’t fall?! Inconceivable!”  Inigo  replies, “You keep using that word.  Read more.

“Anger leads to violence”

I was at the Saturday Coffee Talk (though late) discussion and the topic was self-righteous anger.  Read more.

“Righteous Anger”

From a Buddhist perspective, I could keep this short and sweet, and regurgitate the words that “righteous anger” is part of the “three poisons” in Buddhism — greed, hatred, and ignorance —end of conversation.  Read more.

“Strong, Loving and Wise”

You’re so nice. You’re not good, you’re not bad. You’re just niceRead more.

About Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Scholarly Assistant Professor at Washington State University.

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