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January Coffee Talk, 2014

Coffee Talk: The Challenges and Importance of Interfaith Work in Spokane


In January SpokaneFAVS led a Coffee Talk discussion on the importance and challenges of interfaith work in Spokane. Below are related posts.


January Coffee Talk, 2014
January Coffee Talk, 2014

January Coffee Talk Reading List

At January’s Coffee Talk our panelists suggested several books people could read to start thinking more about interfaith work.

The importance, possibilities of interfaith dialogue in Spokane

The experiences I’ve had in my short time living at Sravasti Abbey (five years), located just outside of Newport, demonstrate that the Spokane area is a treasure trove of opportunity for interfaith dialogue.

Loving, learning other faith practices

As a mother of three young boys, I spend an inordinate amount of time breaking up fights and trying to help them learn how to interact with each other without squabbling or brawling.

How interfaith work can be “good for the Jews”

In its Nov. 1 issue, The New York Times published a powerful op-ed piece by Susan Katz Miller.

“Hoping for an increase in interfaith work in Spokane in 2014”

Hardly a week goes by when I’m not asked why I became a religion reporter.

“Interfaith work has a history in Spokane, must continue”

Several months ago I found myself in Mayor David Condon’s office talking about Spokane’s faith community.

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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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