Group brings “Speed Faithing” to Spokane

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Next month One Peace, Many Paths — a spiritually-oriented peace group in Spokane — will host a an interfaith potluck and dialogue event.

Dubbed “Speed Faithing,” the event will feature a spin-off of speed dating, where in a small group setting participants will explore questions related to perspectives and life choices impacted by various faiths. The idea comes from the 2018 Parliament of the Worlds Religions.

According to a press release, topics of discussion will include gratitude, environmental responsibility, relationship to the divine, peace and justice and more.

Guests are asked to bring a dish to share.

Speed Faithing will take place March 23 from 6-8:30 p.m. at SGI-USA Spokane Buddhist Center, 1717 W. 6th.

Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP by emailing

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About Tracy Simmons

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, 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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