View Video of Saturday’s Coffee Talk.
Quarantine and social distancing has caused many of us to realize how much we miss our face-to-face communities.
FāVS panelists held a discussion on the value of human connection at this digital Coffee Talk on Saturday (June 6) via Zoom.
- Ven. Thubten Nyima from Sravasti Abbey who wrote, “The Human Connection: Kindness and Interdependence.”
- Rev. Martin Elfert – an Episcopal priest in Portland who wrote, “Categorize Things, Not People.”
- Nick Damascus – our Ask An Eastern Orthodox Christian writer.
- Patty Bruininks, a professor of Psychology at Whitworth and FāVS columnist.
We can’t pass the basket like we normally do at Coffee Talks, but hope you’ll consider donating anyway.
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.