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January Coffee Talk: Dialoguing Through Our Differences

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Celebrating our Differences” by Ayesha Malik

I was 6 years old when I did my first public speaking event. It was picture day at school and I decided to wear my favorite outfit, which happened to be traditional Pakistani clothing. (READ MORE)

Abide With Me” by Liv Larson Andrews

Growing up in the 1990’s, I learned a lot about tolerance. I recall it being the “word of the year” at my junior high school when I was in 7th grade.  (READ MORE)

Dialoguing For Health” by Kimberly Burnham 

The question of what we need in order to dialogue across differences raises more questions: Are we different? (READ MORE)

The Effect of Differences on the Brain” by Kimberly Burnham

Do something new. Think, care, and create in your community. Expand your definition of community.(READ MORE)

Bringing all voices to the table is crucial, but not easy” by Meredith Hutchison Hartley

The FāVS leadership team talk about improving dialogue a lot — obsessively, even — and we’re especially concerned about helping people from less-represented background join the conversation here. (READ MORE)

Tracy Simmons

About Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons, who teaches journalism at Gonzaga University, is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 13 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 also writes for The Spokesman-Review and for the Religion News Service.

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