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Video of today’s Coffee Talk – Bridging the Divide

The topic, “Bridging the Divide” addressed overcoming polarizing differences, many of which have come to light since the election.

The forum was held at Unity Spiritual Center, 2900 S. Bernard at 10 a.m.. The church has a coffee shop with volunteer baristas ready to serve Coffee Talk attendees.

Panelists were:

If your church has a coffee shop and you’re willing to host a FāVS Coffee Talk in 2017, email

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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