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

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Shannon Dunn
Shannon Dunn

Shannon Dunn, assistant professor of religious studies at Gonzaga University, will be a panelist at the Nov. 1 Coffee Talk, which will focus on “Religion and Politics.”

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.

Other panelists include Pastor Eric BlauerArlin Migliazzo from Whitworth, and Catholic writer Matthew Sewell.

The conversation will be at 10 a.m., Nov. 1, at Indaba Coffee/The Book Parlor, 1425 W. Broadway Ave.

 

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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 Journalism Instructor at Washington State University.

She also writes for The Spokesman-Review and for the Religion News Service.

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