Next week the Friends of Compassion meeting, titled, “Good News about Good Works and Good People: Is Compassion Contagious?” will highlight The Fig Tree Editor Mary Stamp and Spokane Faith & Values Editor Tracy Simmons.
According to an announcement, “they will describe their work, their missions, and their motivations.”
The discussion will be March19 from 7-9 p.m. at The Emmanuel Family Life Center, 631 S. Richard Allen Court, but the entrance is on the east side of the building off S. Ivory — one block east of Richard Allen Court.
The discussion will be moderated by Russell Kolts, Eastern Washington University psychology professor and author.
The next Friends of Compassion gathering will be April 16 and will be on “Catholic and Buddhist Monasticism: Background, Practices, Motivations, and Outcomes.”
Tracy Simmons is an award-winning journalist specializing in religion reporting and digital entrepreneurship. In her approximate 20 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, Connecticut and Washington. She is the executive director of SpokaneFāVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Washington. She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and national publications. She is a Scholarly Assistant Professor of Journalism at Washington State University.