On Sunday Spokane Faith & Values celebrated its first anniversary with a successful progressive interfaith dinner.
The fundraiser brought in about $1,000 for this news organization.
Thank you to our hosts for opening your hospitality, thank you to the Rev. Paul Rodkey of Bethany Presbyterian Church for providing transportation and thank you to all our guests for being willing to immerse yourselves in cultures and faith communities unfamiliar to you.
Our guests are encouraging us to do the dinner again.
This event is another way Spokane Faith & Values is working to educate the community about the faith traditions that make up this city.
If you were unable to attend, but want to support this website, which is a non-profit news organization, you can make donations anytime online or through the U.S. mail at P.O Box 8416, Spokane, WA 99203.
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.