Despite the snow storm, 35 people came out to today’s Coffee Talk.
On the heels of the MLK March, the Women’s March, March for Life, the spontaneous airports protests and the upcoming March for Science, SpokaneFāVS brings the Spokane community a timely discussion on purposeful protest.
Coffee Talks are regular a community forum program organized by SpokaneFāVS, inspired by news events happening in Spokane and across the country. Panelists discuss the topic through a faith lens with a public audience.
The next Coffee Talk will be held in April, but FāVS hopes to see everyone against next month for our next Meet The Neighbors featuring the Spokane Hindu Community on March 26. Check SpokaneFAVS.com for upcoming location info.
Panelists today included:
- Rev. Andy CastroLang, of Westminster UCC
- Rev. Chris Snow, of North Hill Christian Church
- Rev. Toni Niemic, of the Center for Spiritual Living, who for Coffee Talk wrote “What Will I Change?“
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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.