Update: Today almost 50 people attended Coffee Talk. That’s our biggest turnout yet! And we raised $183 in donations, sold two t-shirts and one reader committed to making a $30 monthly donation to us.
Join us today for the first Coffee Talk of the year!
Our panelists will be discussing the importance and challenges of interfaith work in Spokane.
Panelists include R. Skyler Oberst (pluralist perspective), Neal Schindler (Jewish), Emily Geddes (Mormon) and guest panelist Venerable Thubten Samten from Sravasti Abbey (Buddhist). Their articles on this topic can be found here.
The conversation begins at 10 a.m. at Indaba Coffee.
Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 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 is also a Scholarly Assistant Professor at Washington State University.