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November 2014: Religion and Politics

November 2014: Religion and Politics


The American Nightmare: Politics for Politics’ Sake” by Matthew Sewell

When it comes to America’s political atmosphere, how often do we ask ourselves “what’s the point?” (READ MORE)

Religion, politics and the supposed wall of separation between the two” by Dr. Arlin Migliazzo

We often hear about the supposed “wall of separation” between religious life and political life in the United States. (READ MORE)

The Bloody Trap of Faith and Politics” by Eric Blauer

“It’s a trap!” -Admiral Ackbar, Return of the Jedi

Jesus coined that iconic meme when the pharisees tried to trap him in a ‘faith and politics’ question. (READ MORE)

Dunn, from Gonzaga, to discuss Islamic State at next Coffee Talk

Dunn, who teaches comparative Islamic and Christian ethics said she plans to discuss the Islamic State and how it is both consistent with, and deviates from, certain constructions of political Islam. (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, 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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